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The Music Coach Online Spirit Drum Course

teacher avatar Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

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Lessons in This Class

79 Lessons (4h 49m)
    • 1. How to use this program

      3:05
    • 2. An introduction to the Spirit Drum

      3:43
    • 3. Learn how to hold, and play the Spirit Drum with both mallets and hands

      2:54
    • 4. Learn how to use the mallets on the Spirit Drum

      2:28
    • 5. Play double strokes on the Spirit Drum with alternating hands.

      2:03
    • 6. Play the Spirit Drum with your hands.

      2:23
    • 7. Muting Lesson

      2:23
    • 8. Module 1 Mallet Practice Video

      1:02
    • 9. Module 1 Practice 1 (no instructor drum)

      1:02
    • 10. Module 1 Practice 1

      1:02
    • 11. Module 1 Practice 2 Hands

      1:11
    • 12. Strike the drum with the mallet and alternate hands

      1:06
    • 13. Module 2 Composition Lesson Video

      2:31
    • 14. Learn how to find and play different shapes and patterns on the Spirit Drum.

      3:18
    • 15. Module 2 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      5:33
    • 16. Module 2 Composition Video

      5:33
    • 17. Module 2 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      7:24
    • 18. Module 2 Practice Video

      7:24
    • 19. Module 3 Composition Lesson (Shapes)

      2:34
    • 20. Module 3 Scales and Melody Lesson

      4:50
    • 21. Module 3 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      3:04
    • 22. Module 3 Composition Video

      3:04
    • 23. Module 3 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      4:04
    • 24. Module 3 Practice Video

      4:04
    • 25. Module 4 Composition Lesson

      3:36
    • 26. Learn how to play at different speeds by learning tempo

      2:31
    • 27. Module 4 Composition Practice Video (no tank)

      5:53
    • 28. Module 4 Composition Practice Video

      5:53
    • 29. Module 4 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      6:41
    • 30. Module 4 Practice Video

      6:41
    • 31. Module 5 Composition Lesson

      6:39
    • 32. Learn how to play notes of different lengths, and how they fit in to a bar of music.

      4:36
    • 33. Module 5 Composition Practice (no instructor drum)

      7:49
    • 34. Module 5 Composition Practice

      7:49
    • 35. Module 5 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      5:47
    • 36. Module 5 Practice Video

      5:47
    • 37. Learn how to play louder and softer using dynamics.

      5:57
    • 38. Module 6 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      9:18
    • 39. Module 6 Composition Video

      9:18
    • 40. Module 6 Practice (no instructor drum)

      7:28
    • 41. Module 6 Practice Video

      7:28
    • 42. Module 1 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      1:54
    • 43. Module 1 D Minor Jam track

      1:54
    • 44. Module 1 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:07
    • 45. Module 1 F Minor Jam track

      2:07
    • 46. Module 1 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:17
    • 47. Module 1 D#Minor Jam Track

      2:17
    • 48. Module 2 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:35
    • 49. Module 2 D# Minor jam track

      2:35
    • 50. Module 2 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:10
    • 51. Module 2 D Minor Jam Track

      2:10
    • 52. Module 2 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:47
    • 53. Module 2 F Minor Jam track

      2:47
    • 54. Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:17
    • 55. Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track

      2:17
    • 56. Module 3 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:44
    • 57. Module 3 D Minor Jam track

      2:44
    • 58. Module 3 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:47
    • 59. Module 3 F Minor Jam track

      2:47
    • 60. Module 4 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:14
    • 61. Module 4 D# Minor Jam track

      2:14
    • 62. Module 4 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:52
    • 63. Module 4 D Minor Jam track

      2:52
    • 64. Module 4 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:37
    • 65. Module 4 F Minor Jam track

      2:37
    • 66. Module 5 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:54
    • 67. Module 5 D# Minor Jam track

      2:54
    • 68. Module 5 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:25
    • 69. Module 5 D Minor Jam track

      3:25
    • 70. Module 5 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:24
    • 71. Module 5 F Minor Jam track

      3:24
    • 72. A Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:08
    • 73. A Minor Jam Track

      3:08
    • 74. C Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:38
    • 75. C Minor Jam track

      2:38
    • 76. E Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:22
    • 77. E Minor Jam track

      3:22
    • 78. G Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:51
    • 79. G Minor Jam track

      2:51
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This is the perfect place to start for beginner Spirit Drum players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson. Learn To Play The Spirit Drum Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System. -Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos. -Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice. -Gain the confidence to play your Spirit Drum with others. -Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you. Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self You will learn everything you need to know about the Spirit Drum.  This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Spirit Drum Course is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument. Content and Overview I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the Spirit Drum in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play, and a Spirit Drum.  The layout of the course uses a simple format: -1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique, -1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time". There are also several composition lessons and practice videos, as well as a "Jam Room" where you can play the compositions with a virtual band. At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the Spirit Drum, both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

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Todd Porter

Professional Music Educator

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Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Cana... See full profile

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1. How to use this program : Hi, I'm Tanya. And welcome to the Spirit Drum course. I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you. Thank you so much for a signing up. We're gonna have a great time. I'd like to tell you a little bit about how this course works right off the top there some wonderful animated music coach videos to introduce you to how music works, what music is all about and why we're drawn to music. So even if you've never played music before, or if you're a veteran and many different instruments and are new to the Spirit Room, I think you'll really appreciate and enjoy these videos. After that, we get right into the spirit drum modules. Each module has a different topic, and there is a lesson. And after the lesson, the second thing that you'll click on is a practice video that's connected to that lesson. And then there is a composition lesson that's connected to that topic, a composition that highlights that topic and then a practice video as well. Of that composition at the end of the program, you'll be able to find also some really awesome play along videos with the full band, so that you can practice your composition with other instruments supporting you. As you may already know, all the spirit drums come in different keys, so it's very possible that your drum is in a different key than my drum. But not to worry. All the play along practice videos, including the videos with the band, has the option of having no drum sound in it, so that you can just play along with the video, noticing that hand technique, the pattern, the order of the composition and playing it along in time with the click track, but without hearing the sound of my drum it all also the music videos at the end with the full band, those compositions air played in a number of different key, so hopefully you will find a key that resonates with your drum. If it's not the exact notes of your This course was designed with the seven note drum. But even if you have a 13 no drum, so you've got the other notes in the back or you have a nine no drum on on the top. You'll be able to take the concepts of this program and apply it to your instrument. So if you have something more than seven knows, or if even if you have a five note drum, you can take a look at what the composition is and make adjustments to your drum. The program has being laid out in a particular order where one concept builds upon the next . But if you find that there is a concept that you really understand, or that you're really excited about seeing something else first, don't hesitate. Jump right ahead to the thing that's really going to ignite that passion and excitement for exploring your drum, and you can come back and fill in the blanks after. 2. An introduction to the Spirit Drum: Hi. My name's Melanie and I'm from Spirit drums. This is a steel tongue drum tuned to 4 32 hurts. We create our drums using reclaimed materials. They're all handmade, Um, and we turned to 4 32 hurts. So it's a natural vibration and in sync with the planet and the natural vibrations of everything else. The space that's created with the drum is your taken from your head into a heart. Space is generally what, uh, What I see and feel within people as they experience the drums. Hi, my name is Mark from Spirit drums. My background is in carpentry. I am like a jack of all trades. I've never said no to anything. So if people ask me if I could build something, I would say yes, even though I've never done it. Spirit drums were sort of born out of a trip. A journey to Peru, I guess. Ah, more less a holiday, which turned into a spiritual journey, and spirit drones were born. It took me a day to make. The 1st 1 didn't sound like much, but it certainly looked the part and, uh, within a boat. Three weeks to a month I had the first period room actually sounded like spirit drop. So pretty happy with that. My drums are made from recycled propane tanks. Believe it or not, it's just another way to use reclaimed material like Why use? Why use new material when you can? When there's so much good, unused, reclaimed material out there, Teoh turn into musical instruments. The reason for the 432 tuning just these instruments. When I create these instruments there, created with intention, I create these instruments with the intention to heal. To relax, you, too, put you at ease into ground you have. Which is the reason for the 432 tuning on, which is a natural vibration. It's, Ah, very variable of the resonance, the Schumann resonance, which the Earth resonates at. Currently, there are approximately 10 variations of spirit drums. I do make drums in pentatonic miners and majors. Also in natural miners. The pentatonic drums are all the notes on the drum are harmonic of one another, so there is no right or wrong way to play these drums. Currently, we create a seven note eight note. Nine note. 13 and 17 note drum. Both the 13 and 17 note drums are double sided. Our drums range in price from 450 to 950 Canadian dollars. We ship our drums worldwide, and the average delivery time is under 30 days. Each drum comes with Ceta mallets, a bottle of oil for care and a ring for stand. We do have bags available for your drum, their water repellent, durable outdoor material. Locally, Maeda's well, their fleece lined They fit your drum and they fit your mallets Ring and Baldwin boil. 3. Learn how to hold, and play the Spirit Drum with both mallets and hands: Hello and welcome to module one. Lesson one in this module, we're going to be exploring mallets. Technique had a hold, The Mellat. The best way to make a sound on the drum with the mallet. And the first thing to note is the end with which were holding the melon. So we're holding the wooden part. And the soft part is what's making contact with the drum? How to hold the mallet is just one hand with up from the bottom of the stick. If we hold too close to the top, you don't really have much of a range of motion to make a sound. But again, if you're holding just at the end of the mallet, you don't have as much control. And it could swing around and hit somewhere on the drum that you're not intending. So just one hand up from the bottom of the stick, and we want to relax the shoulders and think of the mallet as being an extension of your arms. Your arm is like one long mallet from your elbow to the end of the stick, and that means we don't want to break the wrist. If we do, we don't have as much control again. So just keeping the uh arms straight. And when you're holding onto the mallet just like a fist around the mallet, just turn the top of your hand so that it's facing the ceiling, that where you have a nice direction to move your arm with as much comfort and ease as possible. So we want to also bring the elbows a little bit away from the body. That way, the head of the mallet is not just out here, and you have to cross over your arm and your body. If we just bring our elbows out to the side. Then, naturally, the sticks face toward the drum. So now about making a clean sound on the drum. The most important thing to remember once we understand that it's all one movement from the elbow to the end of the stick is to allow the stick to bounce up off the drum. If we use the mallet and just let the stick rest, then it mutes the sound. So in the exercise that's coming the first practice video, I just want you to not think at all about which hand you're using. Don't worry about that. You could go the same one just one hand and then practice the other, whichever hand you on. But I do recommend that on the right side of the drum, you use her right arm and on the left side of the drive you're using, let your left arm as much as possible. You can, of course, cross over if you want, but it's just in general easier if you use the arm that is closest to the notes, so let's practice. 4. Learn how to use the mallets on the Spirit Drum: hi and welcome back to module one. This time, listen to we're going to be exploring alternating strokes. So using the right hand and then following it with the left, always alternating strokes in this exploration, as well as refining where we hit the drum. So you'll notice that there is the little holes for the sound to resonate through. And if we're too close to that, we don't get a clean zone for also too far toward the edge or the side. The rim of the drum also doesn't have a very clean sound. So we're trying to have a nice attack on the on the drum, but right at the center of each note. So if you're alternating in the middle, you're going to want to move your hand away to allow the other hand, too. Really get to the centre note and the same wanting to strike right in the center. The other thing that I'd like to introduce to you is the idea of shapes. So in the composition, sometimes it's a lot easier to remember where you're going and what to repeat when you visualize the face of the drum with shapes. So obviously, the first shape is a circle, but there are also some other shapes happening here. So there is a triangle with the oval notes. You can see a triangle here, and there's also another triangle with the rectangular notes. So in the composition practice, I'm going to be referring to the bottom of the triangles of the bottom notes of the triangle are these oval ones and that the top notes of the other triangle are these rectangular ones. So we would alternate the right bottom one would be the right hand, the left with left hand so that we're not crossing over and getting all cut up with our sticks. Um, Also to note is that the shape of these triangles, um, is just one of the shapes that we're gonna be working within the program. There are lots of other shapes to look at, but this is a good start. Okay, so let's practice 5. Play double strokes on the Spirit Drum with alternating hands.: Hi. Welcome to Module one, Section three. This time we're going to explore double strokes, still alternating hands so that handing is still alternating. But we're going to do to on each side. So every time you strike the drum, you repeat the same hand that's alternating double strokes. That's what it means. We're also going to stay on one note because you could do a double stroke, same hand, same note. Or you could do a double seats twice on the right. But it's alternating. That's a little bit more complicated. So for our composition and our practice right now, we're just going to keep it on the same note, double strokes, alternating hands. And so we can just explore around the drum. You conjoined me doesn't have to be the same note. We're just kind of getting a sense of how it feels. So just moving around your job sometimes we're going to sound really nice together sometimes, for don't worry about it. Just get a sense of moving your hands around. Nice attack In the center of the note, the practice video where we're working on the composition with the double strokes alternating hands, were going to be again looking at the shape of the triangle, the top or the top part of the base of the triangle. There, thes two notes and these two notes on the right and left side. Also, you'll notice in the practice video when we're doing the composition that at one point we're going to practice speeding up. So it'll be the same composition that you learn, but it'll just be faster. Okay, let's practice. 6. Play the Spirit Drum with your hands.: Hello? Okay, here we are. Module one, Section four. So the lesson this time is about using hands for the spirit drum. There's lots of different ways to approach this, and I'll show you some ways to make a really nice clean sound. First of all, if you're wearing any rings, take them off. It's fine to wear ring when you're playing with the mallet, but you don't want to wear rings. You don't want to damage the drum, but you also don't want to damage your fingers in case you accidentally hit where you're not meant to. Where you're meant to hit is the pads of your fingers. That's the best place to make a sound, and it has a whipping motion. So if you were called when we're holding the mallets, it was one long line from the elbow to the wrist Here. Now we're going to use the wrists in a very relaxed way so that the rebound happens from the wrist and it's a bounce from the wrist. So you can go like this and to shake out your wrists. And when you get that sense of that motion of that relaxed wrist, you can begin just by lifting from the elbow and let the hand land on the pad of either the index finger. I know I have a preference myself to use the index finger, but you might find it more comfortable to use the middle finger. And I feel like that's stronger for you to get a sound and something to just show you something you want to play with. But we won't be really practicing. This is You can also use the edge of your thumb with a very different whipping motion, so it's almost like turning the handle of the door. It's this kind of motion instead of this kind of motion, and you could just whip hand, let it rebound from the side. But you know, you may find that comfortable, but you might also find that a little painful in the knuckle. So the other way I know is comfortable for sure, because it's just the part of your finger. So we're gonna try this in the practice video. Let's practice 7. Muting Lesson: welcome to the lesson on muting or stopping the sound. The Spirit drum is extraordinary in many ways, and one of its features is that there is a long resonance whenever you hit a note it sustains. That means that if you hit many moods, your all crossing each other and sound in the sustain. Now that's beautiful because of the way the drum is designed in the pentatonic scale, they're not fighting with each other, but sometimes it can be really exciting to mute the sound and just have a clear sound in some of the composition. So if you have two nudes, you might want to damp in one before you hit the 2nd 1 Just by resting your stick on the on the drum, you'll notice the difference. If you don't mute along, the sound is there, and this is just to give you an example of what muting is all about. If we're working with hands, you're now using your whole hand or some fingers to meet the drum, so that gives you another whole option, and it almost can be played as a a note in it of itself muting the drum. So just pressing your hands onto the drum itself or closing some of the holes of the drum will give you a whole different sound, so we don't do too much of this in the course itself. But it's something for you to be aware of that. You know, if you're playing faster, many notes that they're all coming together. They're crossing each other and sound. But if there's lots of space between notes, by the time one note diminishes, you have room for the next note to ring out. And then, of course, if you want to have lots of fast notes, but you want to mute some, you can do that by rest in your hands on the drugs. 8. Module 1 Mallet Practice Video: in this exercise, we're repeating what we just did in our alternating strokes. Except we're doubling them up. Meaning you're going to do two strokes with your right hand than two strokes with your left . Then again, two strokes with the right and two strokes with the left moving around the drum in any way that you wish. Trying to keep the double stroke on the same note. 9. Module 1 Practice 1 (no instructor drum): This is really an exploration of the mallet sound in this exercise. Give yourself permission to move around the drum in any way that you wish. Just trying to get a good clean, even sound with the Mellott and begin. 10. Module 1 Practice 1: This is really an exploration of the mallet sound in this exercise. Give yourself permission to move around the drum in any way that you wish. Just trying to get a good clean, even sound with the Mellott and begin. 11. Module 1 Practice 2 Hands: in this exercise. We're now alternating hands. We're going to try to get the same good clean, even sound from the right hand as the left hand. If you've chosen your index finger for the right hand, use your index finger for the left hand. Or, of course, if you've chosen the middle finger, just use the middle finger on both hands. Alternating hands. Right. Then left. One stroke each side and begin. 12. Strike the drum with the mallet and alternate hands: in this exercise. We're now going to alternate our hands so that you play first with the right hand, then with the left hand. This is called alternating strokes with the mallet moving around the drum in any way. You wish once again just trying to get a good clean, even sound as you alternate your hands. These are single note strokes and begin way 13. Module 2 Composition Lesson Video: Hello. Welcome back. Here we are and we're going to explore a composition now that brings together the scale, but also the shapes as a pattern. So we're going to begin with Section eight. This composition will have three sections. Will call them Section a Section B and section C. So Section A is a triangle that is part of the ascending scale. So we're not doing one in the middle. We're starting on number two. So 23 four and we repeat that twice. That triangle there is sexually 234 again. 234 Now Section B is another triangle carrying on the ascending scale. It's the oval shapes. 567 We repeat that again. 567 So we'll do that once again just to get a sense of it. And you'll practice it, of course, in the practice video. But for now, just so that you can see how it all fits together. First triangle twice. 234 2nd triangle. 567567 Then we go back to the first triangle section, A 234 again 234 and Section C is a triangle that begins with six than five and four. It's kind of like a I wish I remembered that. I don't think it's an I saw Seles triangle alot of you people out there Who you remember your geometry. It's still a triangle, but it's, ah, it's kind of all belong shape, so you can think of it here. 654 That's Triangle C 65 before All right, so it goes a triangle. A 234 twice through Triangle B, which is 567 twice through goes back to Triangle a 234234 And then it's Triangle C, which is 654 so let's practice. 14. Learn how to find and play different shapes and patterns on the Spirit Drum.: Hello. Welcome to module to the lesson about patterns. So we have talked about this a little bit. I believe in terms of the shape that you confined on the drum outside of the big circle. There are so many triangles that you can see. You can see this triangle here with just the ovals. You could see a triangle here with just the rectangles. You can use little triangles between the middle and some of the triangles or ovals on the outside. You could use just three together wherever there are three together as a triangle. So they're just so many possibilities. And also, depending on which note you start on in the triangle, they're going to sound different if you started the bottom of this triangle or on the left or the right and which no, you do next. So we're just going to explore a couple just to get a sense of moving around the drum in order to remember what you want to be playing, visualizing the triangle shaped that you're playing so that you can come back to it and repeat it. Just a way to track where you are in your in your composition So for now, we're gonna learn to shapes two triangles, and the 1st 1 begins the bottom left oval. Then it's the top oval and then the bottom right oval, so you'll use the right hand for the top and the right, although you could use the left. But this is just some simple handing and will begin in the practice video doing that. We'll just play it for you now. Eso bottom left, talk bottom Right then Triangle B is going to be playing just the rectangles, and we're going to start it on the bottom. So the bottom one and then the top left top rate that's triangle be so triangle is triangle be. So let's learn 1/3 and fourth triangle. We'll do the third triangle triangle, see evil. Call it with also the oval shapes and will begin at the top, the very top of the drum left and then right, so we'll start with the right hand talk. Left right. You'll practice that in the practice video and I'll show you. The fourth triangle will call it Triangle D, and it's going to also be with the rectangles, starting with the top left, moving to the bottom and then the top, right? And again, we can use the right hand for both the bottom and the right. So left bottom right, left, bottom right. That's triangle. See, Andy, let's practice. 15. Module 2 Composition Video (no instructor drum): Let's practice the a section of the composition, beginning with the right hand. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold now. Let's try that two times in a row. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold now, let's practice section B 12 Ready? Go! 567 Hold. Let's try that again. One two. Ready? Go! 567 Hold now, let's do two times in a row as it happens in the composition. 12 Ready? Go! 567 Hold 567 Hold now, let's put Section eight together with section B, beginning with the right hand section A repeated twice and then the left hand section be repeated twice. One to ready. Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Hold 567 Hold. Let's try that one more time. Section A followed by section B 12 Ready. Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Hold 567 Hold now. Let's learn Section C beginning with the right hand alternating hands. 12 Ready. Go 654 Hold. Let's try that shape again. One to ready. Go! 654 Hold now let's try Section C two times in a row. One, two Ready? Go! 654 Hold 654 Hold Now we're going to try. Section A into section C repeating section eight twice, beginning with the right hand into section C twice, beginning with the right hand. One to ready Go 234 Hold 234 Hold 654 Hold 654 Hold. Let's try that one more time to times through section A than two times sections. See back to back, beginning with the right hand for each section. One two ready. Go 234 Hold two. Tree four Hold 654 Hold 654 Hold. Let's do the whole composition one time through two section A beginning with right hand to section B, beginning with the left hand to section a again with right hand and then two sections. See with the right hand alternating. Here we go. 12 ready? Go 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Hold 567 Hold 234 hold 23 or hold 654 Hold 65 four hold. Let's try that one more time. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Hold 567 Hold 234 Hold 23 four Hold 654 Hold 65 four Hold. 16. Module 2 Composition Video: Let's practice the a section of the composition, beginning with the right hand. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold now. Let's try that two times in a row. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold now, let's practice section B 12 Ready? Go! 567 Hold. Let's try that again. One two. Ready? Go! 567 Hold now, let's do two times in a row as it happens in the composition. 12 Ready? Go! 567 Hold 567 Hold now let's put Section eight together with section B, beginning with the right hand section A repeated twice and then the left hand section be repeated twice. One to ready. Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Old. 567 Hold. Let's try that one more time. Section A followed by section B 12 Ready. Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 Hold 567 Hold now. Let's learn Section C beginning with the right hand alternating hands. 12 Ready. Go 654 old Let's try that shape again. One two Ready? Go! 654 Hold now. Let's try section C two times in a row. One, two Ready? Go! 654 Hold 654 Hold Now we're going to try Section A into section C repeating section eight twice, beginning with the right hand into section C twice, beginning with the right hand. One to ready Go 234 Hold to be four Hold 654 Hold 654 Hold. Let's try that one more time to times through section A than two times sections. See back to back, beginning with the right hand for each section. One two ready. Go 234 Hold 234 Hold 654 Hold 654 Hold. Let's do the whole composition one time through two section A beginning with right hand to section B, beginning with the left hand to section a again with right hand and then two sections. See with the right hand alternating. Here we go. 12 ready? Go 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 old 567 Hold 234 hold 234 Hold 654 Hold 654 hold. Let's try that one more time. 12 Ready? Go! 234 Hold 234 Hold 567 old. 567 Hold 234 Hold 234 Hold 654 Hold 654 Hold. 17. Module 2 Practice Video (no instructor drum): in this exercise, we're going to explore the shape of triangle beginning on the bottom, left moving to the top and then the bottom. Right. We're going to repeat this four times with a rest in between each section. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! Hold, hold, hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go Polled. Hold hold. Now we're going to try a different triangle shape. Also doing this exercise four times through with arrest in between. 12 Ready? Go Old hold, hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Oh, hold full. In this exercise, we're going to put the two triangle shapes together. Let's call the triangle with the bottom left top and bottom right triangle A will do to triangle A's in a row and then move to Triangle B, which is the bottom note than the top left top right to a to be 12 Ready? Go! Here comes be Let's try that again. 12 ready? Go! Here comes Be Now we're going to do the same thing twice as long. 12 ready? Go! Here comes Be back to a and be Now we're going to add two more triangle shapes triangle C nd triangle. See begins at the top. Moves to the bottom left, then bottom right, Let's do this four times 12 Ready? Go. I won't. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go Now we're going to explore Triangle D in this triangle. We're going to begin at the top left. Go to the bottom and then go to the top right? 12 Ready? Go hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Now we're going to practice Triangle. See, followed by Triangle D will do to triangle sees in a row and then to Triangle D's one to Ready Go Triangle D. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go High angle D. Let's try. Doing that twice is long to triangle sees, followed by two Triangle D's and again to see, then to D one two. Ready go Triangle D triangle. See Triangle D 18. Module 2 Practice Video: in this exercise, we're going to explore the shape of triangle beginning on the bottom, left moving to the top and then the bottom. Right. We're going to repeat this four times with a rest in between each section. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! Hold, hold, hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! All hold hold. Now we're going to try a different triangle shape. Also doing this exercise four times through with arrest in between. 12 Ready? Go! Hold, hold, hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Hold, hold, hold. In this exercise, we're going to put the two triangle shapes together. Let's call the triangle with the bottom left top and bottom right triangle A will do to triangle A's in a row and then move to triangle B, which is the bottom note than the top left top right to a to be 12 Ready? Go! Here comes be. Let's try that again. 12 ready? Go! Here comes Be now we're going to do the same thing twice as long. 12 Ready? Go! Here comes Be back to a on B. Now we're going to add two more triangle shapes triangle C nd triangle. See begins at the top. Moves to the bottom left, then bottom right, Let's do this four times 12 Ready? Go. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go Now we're going to explore Triangle D in this triangle. We're going to begin at the top left. Go to the bottom and then go to the top right? 12 Ready? Go hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Now we're going to practice Triangle. See? Followed by Triangle D will do to triangle sees in a row and then to Triangle D's One two. Ready Go Triangle D. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go Rangle d Let's try. Doing that twice is long to triangle sees, followed by two Triangle D's and again to see, then to D 12 Ready Go Triangle D triangle, See Triangle D 19. Module 3 Composition Lesson (Shapes): Hello. Welcome back. Here we are in module three, melody and scales, and we're going to explore composition. Now that brings together the scale, but also the shapes as a pattern. So we're going to begin with Section A. This composition will have three sections. Will call them section a Section B and section C. So Section A is a triangle that is part of the ascending scale. So we're not doing one in the middle. We're starting on number two. So 234 And we repeat that twice. That triangle there is sexually 234 again. 234 Now Section B is another triangle carrying on the ascending scale. It's the oval shapes. 567 We repeat that again. 567 So we'll do that once again just to get a sense of it. And you'll practice it, of course, in the practice video. But for now, just so that you can see how it all fits together. First triangle twice. 34 2nd triangle. 567567 Then we go back to the first triangle section. A 234 again 234 and section C is a triangle that begins with six than five and four. It's kind of like a I wish I remembered that. I don't think it's an I saw Seles triangle alot of you people out there Who you remember your geometry. It's still the triangle, but it's, ah, it's kind of all belong shape, so you can think of it here. 654 That's Triangle C 65 before All right, so it goes a triangle. A 234 twice through Triangle B, which is 567 twice through goes back to Triangle a 234234 And then it's Triangle C, which is 654 so let's practice. 20. Module 3 Scales and Melody Lesson: welcome to Module three. In this module, we're going to be exploring melody and scales. Melody is really the order of notes. The order in which the notes follow each other and a scale is either ascending, going from the lowest note to the highest or descending from high note down to the lowest. And we're going to look at our spirit drum and begin to understand the direction of the flow of the scale that's on your drum. So what I've done is I've come up also with a numeric system to really help us to give each note its own number, and it correlates to the scale, so it's very easy to follow. As we move forward in our program, you'll be able to no, which note I'm talking about, regardless of the shape that's on the drum, you'll just once you get used to the numbers, Um, but there are also shapes that you can find when you're doing your scale, so beginning with your left hand and I find this is really the easiest way to do it, because if you're alternating hands, which is most comfortable for the body, if you start on your left hand, then you're going to navigate the drum in the most fluid way possible. So let's start with note number one. No number one is right in the middle of your drum. One number two is directly below that, remembering to position your drum such that the area in that center circle that is still fused and hasn't been cut out. That's the part that faces you. That's how you know which note. Because it's a circle. It could go anyway. So in the middle, one down to your left hand is ready for the next rectangle. 34 So let's do that again. Just half of the scale ascending, going up from lowest to highest. We're moving just with the rectangles 1st 1234 Number five are left. Hand is ready on the left side to go down to that oval. Six on and then the last note on top seven. Try again. 1234567 And in our practice video, you'll be practicing along and doing them. But there's one more thing I want to show you, and that correlates to the composition that we're going to do, exploring what we've just done here with scale. Actually, I want to show you the descending scale first, So let's do that. So we've moved from the lowest to the highest again. 1234567 And now going from the top down will be starting up with 776543 21 So let's do that again. This time we're doing the Oval triangle and then D rectangular triangle. So 77654321 OK, so now that we've had ascending and descending, here's the other little triangle that's going to come up in the composition for this module , and the triangle that you can see here is always gonna have the middle known number one. And then it's gonna have the top to try the top two rectangles, and then it's going to go to the ovals. I'm calling these ovals because we talk a lot about triangles when it comes to the patterns on the drums. So these air ovals and these are the rectangles, so it's going to ascend. One, 234567 Then it's gonna go. 431431 It also has this little triangle between the ovals in the middle, which is 651651 So in the composition video you'll hear how it gets put together with an ascending and descending scale with those other little triangles. But at least it gives you a sense of both the shape and the numbers before we practice. So are you ready? Let's practice. 21. Module 3 Composition Video (no instructor drum): scale composition in this scale composition. We're going to play the ascending scale ones with arrest followed by the top triangle. And then the bottom triangle will repeat this two times through 12 Ready? Go! 123 4567 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest. 123 4567 Rest 431 Rest 651 rest. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 1234567 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest. One, 23 4567 Rest 431 Rest 651 rest. Now we're going to play the descending scale with arrest and the same two triangles. Top triangle, followed by them Bottom triangle. And we'll do that two times through 12 Ready. Go. 7654321 Rest. 431 Rest 651 Rest 765 four, 321 Rest 431 Rest 651 rest. Let's try that again. One two. Ready? Go! 7654321 Rest. 431 Rest 651 Rest seven, six, 54321 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest 22. Module 3 Composition Video: scale composition in this scale composition. We're going to play the ascending scale ones with arrest followed by the top triangle. And then the bottom triangle will repeat this two times through 12 Ready? Go! 1234567 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest. One, 234567 Rest 431 Rest 651 rest. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 1234567 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest. 123 or five 67 Rest 431 Rest 651 rest. Now we're going to play the descending scale with arrest and the same two triangles. Top triangle followed by them. Bottom triangle will do that two times through 12 Ready. Go. 7654321 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest 765 43 to one. Rest. 431 Rest 651 rest. Let's try that again. One two. Ready? Go. 7654321 Rest. 431 Rest 651 Rest 7654 321 Rest 431 Rest 651 Rest 23. Module 3 Practice Video (no instructor drum): Now we're going to try playing the ascending scale one time through. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Let's try that two times through. Remember, we're going to hold for one. Beat in between the two rounds. 12 Ready? Go. Hold. Now we're going to try the same thing. Doing a descending scale from the highest note down to the lowest note. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go. Let's try that. One more time. Descending scale. 12 Ready? Go! Now we'll do two in a row. Remember, we're holding on that very last note before we go into the second round. Here we go. 12 Ready? Go. Hold. Now we're going to try one ascending scale followed by one descending scale. Remember, we're holding for a note in between each 12 Ready? Go! Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go pulled. Now let's try that two times. Through. Up and down. Up and down. One to ready. Go! Hold, hold, Hold 24. Module 3 Practice Video: Now we're going to try playing the ascending scale one time through. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Let's try that two times through. Remember, we're going to hold for one Beat in between the two rounds. 12 Ready? Go. Hold. Now we're going to try the same thing. Doing a descending scale from the highest note down to the lowest note. Let's begin. 12 Ready? Go. Let's try that. One more time. Descending scale. 12 Ready? Go! Now we'll do two in a row. Remember, we're holding on that very last note before we go into the second round. Here we go. 12 Ready? Go. Hold. Now we're going to try one ascending scale followed by one descending scale. Remember, we're holding for a note in between each 12 Ready? Go! Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Hold Now, let's try that two times. Through. Up and down. Up and down. One to ready. Go! Hauled! Hold, Hold 25. Module 4 Composition Lesson: Hello. We're going to practice now. The composition for the module on tempos, fourth module and will just begin really slowly looking at the structure of the whole piece . So the piece has three sections. It has an A section, a B section and the C section. The A section is repeated in between each of the BNC section, so we'll go a B a C. That's the structure of the song. The a section begins in the middle of the drum, one stroke each hand alternating hands with a hold in between. So a section is this one one. So I'm saying one because that's number one. We've designated all the numbers on the drums, so let's do that again. One. Hold one. Hold that section A moving to section B. We're now going to be alternating hands doing double strokes right hand, then left hand first on four, then three, then six, then five. So let's do that. So again, Section B is double strokes, alternating hands beginning on 436 Then five way. Bring back section a immediately to follow. So let's do that. A one hold and then the right back decision A and do one Hold one, hold. And then we're gonna move into Section C, which is six. A double stroke, five, double stroke, seven double stroke and back to five. So if you put the whole thing together and of course, we'll practice it on the practice video together. But just so you get a sense of how it works, it's one hold one, hold 443366551 Hold one, hold 6655775 five. And and we can just repeat that over and over again. But in the practice video, it's going to start really slowly. A nice, slow tempo. Just so you get familiar with the shape of the composition. And then we're gonna speed it up to mid tempo and then speeded up to a very fast but fast, not so fast that you get Sounds muddied. And here's what it sounds like. That's practice 26. Learn how to play at different speeds by learning tempo: hello and welcome to module for this module is about tempo or the speed with which we play the notes on the spirit drum faster isn't always better because this beautiful instrument has such a sweet, long residence of sound that the faster we play the notes, the more we mute that resonance, which you may want to do it certain points. Also, if you're playing very quickly on one note, there's no problem. You're not going to make a muddy sound. It's just if you're playing around the whole instrument, you could even play two notes very fast, and it them worked very nicely together. But in the practice of video, we're going to start very slowly with our tempo. This is actually more challenging than playing quickly, landing at the same pulse you might have noticed in other practice videos that there is account, you know, I'd say, uh, for three. Ready Go. I think it was 12 Ready? Go. That's what I was saying. And, uh, that tempo that I say those words with eyes designating the speed with which we're going to play the exercise. So that's familiar to you already from your experience. But we're now just really focusing on building the stability in our control of either using sticks, which I'm using for all the module lessons. Or, of course, you could do all the practice videos with your hands if you're working on playing the instrument with your hands. So a few things to note about this practice video that's coming up for this tempo module again, we're going to be working with single notes. That means you hit the drum once with each hand alternating or double strokes, which is when you hit the instrument twice with one hand, twice with the other, those air double strokes. And for the simplicity of this exercise, we're not gonna be moving around the drum. We're just going to choose in the beginning were doing single strokes and will just start in the middle. And then we move to just pick one note. I've picked these two notes up here, but you can pick the other two on the right and left side and ah, shall we practice? That's practice 27. Module 4 Composition Practice Video (no tank): Let's begin with the first section of the composition, beginning with the right hand alternating hands. 12 Ready? Go one, Hold one. Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go One, Hold one. Hold now. Let's do section B. Double strokes. Alternating hands, beginning with the right hand. One, two, Ready. Go! 44336655 Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go! 44336655 Let's do section a intersection B 12 Ready. Go One, Hold one. Hold for 4336655 Let's try section ain't to section B one more time. 12 Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold 44336655 Let's add section C now, Just by itself, beginning with the right hand alternating hands. One, two. Ready? Go! 66557755 Let's try that again. Section C. One, two Ready? Go! 66557755 Now we're going to do section a in the middle and then section C directly to follow. One, two ready? Go one, hold one. Hold 66557755 Let's do that again. Section a intersection, See? One, two Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold 66557755 Now let's do the whole composition. One time through, Beginning with the right hand section a thin section B back to section A and section C one , two Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold four or 3366551 Hold one, hold six, six, five, 57755 Let's do the whole thing one more time at that same tempo. One, two Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold 443366551 Hold one. Hold 66557755 Now we're going to do the same composition at a faster tempo. This is a mid range tempo. 12 Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold for 43366551 Hold one. Hold 66557755 Let's try the composition again at this mid tempo. 12 Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold 443366551 Hold one. Hold six It 65 57755 Now we'll try the composition at a faster tempo. 12 ready? Go one, Hold one. Holt. 443366551 Hold one. Hold 66557755 Let's try that once more at the fast tempo. 12 Ready? Go One, Hold one. Hold 443366551 Hold one, hold 66557755 28. Module 4 Composition Practice Video: Let's begin with the first section of the composition, beginning with the right hand alternating hands. 12 Ready? Go one, Hold one. Hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go One, Hold one. Hold now. Let's do section B. Double strokes. Alternating hands, beginning with the right hand. 12 Ready. Go! 44336655 Let's try that again. One to ready. Go! 44336655 Let's do section a intersection B 12 Ready. Go One, hold one. Hold Or 433665 Let's try section ain't to section B one more time. 12 Ready? Go One, Hold one. Hold for for three, 36655 Let's add section C now, Just by itself, beginning with the right hand alternating hands. One, two. Ready? Go! 66557755 Let's try that again. Section C. One, two Ready? Go! 66557755 Now we're going to do section a in the middle and then section C directly to follow. One, two ready? Go one, hold one. Hold 66557755 Let's do that again. Section A into section C 12 Ready? Go one, hold one. Hold 66557755 Now let's do the whole composition. One time through, beginning with the right hand section a then section B back to section A and section C one , two Ready? Go one, hold one. Hold four or 3366551 Old one. Hold 665 57755 Let's do the whole thing one more time at that same tempo. One, two Ready? Go One, hold one. Hold 443366551 Hold one. Hold 665 57755 Now we're going to do the same composition at a faster tempo. This is a mid range tempo. 12 Ready? Go One, hold one. Pulled 4433665 Find one old one. Hold 6655775 Let's try the composition again at this mid tempo. 12 ready? Go One, Hold one. Hold for 433 665 Find one. Hold one, hold 6657 Now we'll try the composition at a faster tempo. 12 Ready? Go one. Hold one. Holt. 4433 6651 Hold one old 6655775 Let's try that once more at the fast tempo. 12 Ready? Go one, Hold one. Hold 4433 66551 Holt one. Holt, 6655775 29. Module 4 Practice Video (no instructor drum): in this exercise, we're going to play just the center. Note of the drum, beginning with eight single strokes with the right hand followed by eight single strokes of the left hand. We're going to begin at this slow tempo. 12 Ready? Go right, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go. Right. Left. In this exercise, we're going to practice alternating strokes for the same slow tempo, moving from the middle of the drum. Choosing a note on the right side and one on the left side. We're going to alternate for 16 beats. One, Two. Ready? Go right, left. Let's try that again. One to ready. Go Right. Left for this next exercise. We're going to try alternating double strokes. So two on the right to on the left. Again. Just for 16 beats. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. We're now going to try the same exercise at a middle tempo a little bit faster. We're going to start with eight strokes on the Rite Aid strokes on the left. 12 Ready? Go left. Let's try that again. 12 ready. Go right. Left! Now we'll try alternating single strokes. Right, Then left for 16 beats. 12 Ready? Go! Right left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right. Left Now we'll move into alternating double strokes to on the right to on the left. 12 Ready? Go! Bright Right, left, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, Left! In this exercise, we're going to move even faster. We're going to do eight single strokes to the right. Eight single strokes to the left. 12 Ready? Go! Right left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right Left at this fast tempo, we're going to do alternating single strokes. Right. Left. 12 Ready? Go! Right left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right. Left. In this next section, we're going to move to double strokes. Alternating hands to on the right to on the left. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left left. 30. Module 4 Practice Video: in this exercise, we're going to play just the center. Note of the drum, beginning with eight single strokes with the right hand followed by eight single strokes of the left hand. We're going to begin at this slow tempo. 12 Ready? Go right, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go. Right. Left. In this exercise, we're going to practice alternating strokes for the same slow tempo, moving from the middle of the drum. Choosing a note on the right side and one on the left side. We're going to alternate for 16 beats. 12 Ready? Go! Right, left. Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go. Right. Left for this next exercise. We're going to try alternating double strokes. So two on the right to on the left. Again. Just for 16 beats. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. We're now going to try the same exercise at a middle tempo a little bit faster. We're going to start with eight strokes on the Rite Aid strokes on the left. 12 Ready? Go left. Let's try that again. 12 ready. Go right. Left! Now we'll try alternating single strokes. Right, Then left for 16 beats. 12 Ready? Go! Right left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right. Left Now we'll move into alternating double strokes to on the right to on the left. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left! Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, Left! In this exercise, we're going to move even faster. We're going to do eight single strokes to the right. Eight single strokes to the left. 12 Ready? Go! Right left! Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right left! This'll fast tempo, We're going to do alternating single strokes. Right. Left. 12 Ready? Go! Right left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right Left This next section. We're going to move to double strokes. Alternating hands to on the right to on the left. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! Right, right. Left left 31. Module 5 Composition Lesson: Welcome to Module five Rhythm the composition portion of the module. So I feel this is a really beautiful composition because now we're getting into this really supporting this beautiful instrument, the sustain of the sound as well as the kind of energy that can happen when we go a little faster and creating different spaces in one composition. Now that we've understood rhythm, so I'll just introduce this composition has four sections A, B, C and D. So the a section we explore whole notes, half notes and quarter notes, just between two notes. And it goes like this from seven 25 First, a whole note on 7234 A whole note on 5234 now half note. 723 4/4 notes. 7575 So again, it's a whole note. 71 Teoh three 5 to 3, 7257575 And I know going to be a little tricky because the notes are also given numeric, uh, names. And then we have numerical value for the rhythm. So I think you'll get used to it, especially if you're looking at a chart of just the drum itself with the numbers on them, it will be really clear. Okay, so that's section a Section B begins right in the centre on No. One eighth notes. So one and two and three and four end just one measure of eight notes and ends on three. Just one whole note on three. So one into when three and four and three whole hold hold one, two and three and four and three. As you can see, I'm crossing over using my right hand on three because I find that because I've just used the left hand on that last drug, I'm doing the handing crossing over. But it's just a ZZ because the composition is quite slow. If you want to end on your left hand and just move your left hand as you find it more comfortable, you'll see in the practice video. I do both, and you'll see what you like. It's just when it's getting fast that you it's it's uncomfortable to do crossovers, but we want to be able to explore the drum doing crossover, using any hand on any note so you might want explore that here so we'll put the 1st 2 together section A the seven and five moving from whole half and quarter notes to section B eight notes in the middle and one whole note number three. So I'll just show you what that sounds like. The O awesome. So now we're gonna move into section C again doing the same structure section A but on two different notes. So we're gonna use note four and note to so again, a whole note on four whole note on 2/2 notes. Quarter notes. Let's try that four whole hold hold to hold, Hold Hold there to hold 4 to 4 to do that one more time Four hold hold hold to hold 442 for two Now we go into section D, which in some ways, mirror section B we again come to the center No. One eight eighth notes and then moving to number six for one whole note. So it sounds like this 12346 And we do that twice through. So let's put section C and D together, So Okay, so I'm gonna put the whole composition together now. And of course, any of these compositions you can just loop thumb just loops um, keep playing them until you feel really comfortable. All right, so we'll begin here. It a nice moderate tempo. 12 Ready? Go. - You can just keep going. Right? All right. So shall be practice. Are you ready? Let's go. 32. Learn how to play notes of different lengths, and how they fit in to a bar of music. : Welcome to Module five. Our lesson about rhythm. So rhythm is really a relationship between notes through time, when we look at the value of each note in in space in time, we get a different sense of how long each note could sustain how much spaces in between each note, and this is really what designates a rhythm. An ostinato. That word ostinato is just the same, repeating rhythm over and over again. But sometimes the rhythms change in time, and we need to understand what those spaces are, not just what the notes are when the notes fall, but the spaces between them. And that's how we understand the relationship in in time. So there's a wonderful video from Music Coach that you're going to see as well about rhythm . But I'll just describe a little bit of how we're going to approach rhythm with the Spirit drum in our practice video. So looking at one measure of music, we can break it down into as many sections is we want, really. But if we look at that measure of music as one whole section, it would be just one note, and it sustains for that whole measure of time, and we're going to count that measure in four. So we're gonna say it's 1234 But this whole note that takes the whole thing takes all four of those beads Teoh have its Its sound resonates, so ah, whole note would be 1234 1234 The notice carries on for the whole bar. If we cut that measure in half, then it that note is played twice in that measures I would hold you play on one you'd hold for two so last to the middle, and then you played again on note three, and it would hold for four. So 1/2 note cutting that measure in half would be one hold to hold. Really, You counted three, cause we're going to hold for beach to so 1234 So let's look now at breaking down this measure into those four beats and those air cult quarter notes because we cut that one measure into force of their quarters and in this case we would play all of the beats. 1234 Those air quarter notes. If we break those notes again down to eighth notes in between each quarter. Another note needs to be played, and we count that as the ends one end two and three and four and and those air ignites one and two and three and four. And so in the practice video, we're going to explore playing a note, having it sustained for a whole length of time, right in the center. And then when we do half notes, there's lots of room and sustained. So we're gonna play it right in the center again. 1234 Now we need to move a little faster in the quarter notes, so I recommend that you move to the outside edges of your drum for the quarter notes. 1234 And you could just stay there for the eighth notes and one and two and three in four end so the exercise will look like this one. Old old to hold Hold hold one, 23412341 and two and three and four Bend. So, really, we've just played four measures of music. One whole note. 2/2 notes, 4/4 notes and eight it notes. So we're going to do that forward and backward in the practice video. Are you ready? Get my sticks ready. Let's practice 33. Module 5 Composition Practice (no instructor drum): Module five Rhythm. We're going to practice the first section of the composition alternating hands. Beginning with the right hand. We will do the whole notes. Half notes and quarter notes. One, two ready. Go seven, hold hold. Hold five hole. Oh, hold seven. Hold five. Hold seven 575 Let's try that again. Section a beginning with the right hand. One to ready. Go seven, hold, hold. Hold five. Hold old hold seven. Hold five. Hold 7575 Let's practice section B now, beginning with E eight notes in the middle of the drum number one and then moving over to number three with the right hand crossing over. 12 Ready? Go. 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Old old hold. Let's try that again. Section B, beginning with the right hand. One two. Ready? Go. 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Hold, hold, hold. Let's practice Section A and B. Back to back one to ready. Go seven. Hold old old five. Hold. Hold hold seven. Hold five. Hold 7575 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Hold hold pulled. Let's try that again. One two Ready? Go seven, hold hold. Hold five. Hold, hold. Hold seven. Old five, Hold 7575 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 old old cold. Let's practice section C now. Beginning with the right hand from the whole notes. Moving through. Half notes to the quarter. Notes. One to ready. Go four, Hold Hold. Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four. Hold two. Hold 4 to 4 to Let's try that again. Section C one two Ready. Go four, hold hold. Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four. Hold to hold 4 to 4 to Let's practice section D. Now, this is the eighth notes in the middle of the drum number one moving to number six with the right hand for the whole notes alternating. So 12 Ready? Go. 111111116 Hold, hold. Hold 111111116 Hold, hold, hold. Let's try section D one more time. One to ready. Go. 111111116 Hold, hold. Hold 111111116 old hold hold. Let's practice running. Section C into section D one to ready. Go four, Hold Hold. Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four, Hold two. Old 4 to 42111111116 Hold, hold. Hold 111111116 Hold, hold, hold. Let's try section C into D one more time. One to ready. Go four, Hold Hold. Hold to old old old four. Hold to hold 4 to 42111111116 Hold, hold. Hold 111111116 Hold, hold, hold. Let's try the whole composition now. Section A, B, C and D. All in order. 12 ready? Go seven, hold hold. Hold five. Old old old seven. Hold five. Hold 7575111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold four. Old old Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four. Hold to hold 4 to 42111111116 Hold, hold, Hold. 111111116 Hold, hold, hold. 34. Module 5 Composition Practice: Module five Rhythm. We're going to practice the first section of the composition alternating hands beginning with the right hand. We will do the whole notes. Half notes and quarter notes. One, two ready. Go seven, hold hold. Hold five. Old hole. Hold seven. Hold five. Old 7575 Let's try that again. Section a beginning with the right hand. One to ready. Go seven, hold Hold. Hold by. Old old hold seven. Hold five. Hold 7575 Let's practice section B now, beginning with E eight notes in the middle of the drum number one and then moving over to number three with the right hand crossing over. 12 Ready? Go. 111111113 Old, old old 111111113 Old old hold. Let's try that again. Section B, beginning with the right hand. One two Ready? Go. 111111113 hold 111111113 Hold hold. Let's practice Section A and B. Back to back one to ready. Go! Seven old, old old five. Hold, hold. Hold seven. Hold five. Hold 7575 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Hold, hold, hold. Let's try that again. One two Ready? Go seven, hold hold. Hold five. Hold, hold. Hold seven. Hold five. Old 7575 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold 111111113 Bold Hold hold. Let's practice Section C now, beginning with the right hand from the whole notes. Moving through Half notes to the quarter. Notes. One two ready. Go Four whole old hold to hold. Hold. Hold four. Hold to hold 4 to 4 to Let's try that again. Section C 12 Ready. Go four, hold hold. Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four. Hold to hold four, two or two. Let's practice section D now, this is the eighth notes in the middle of the drum number one moving to number six with the right hand for the whole notes alternating. So 12 Ready? Go. 111111116 old hold. Hold 111111116 Old old hold. Let's try section D one more time. One to ready. Go. 111111116 old hold. Hold 111111116 old hold Hold. Let's practice running. Section C into section D one to ready. Go! Oh, our Hold Hold. Hold to hold. Hold. Hold four Hold. Too old for two. 42111111116 Old old old 111111116 old hold hold. Let's try section C into D one more time. One to ready. Go or hold. Hold. Hold two whole old old four. Hold to hold 4 to 421111111 16 old hold, hold 111111116 old hold hold. Let's try the whole composition now. Section A, B, C and D All in order. 12 Ready? Go! Seven old, old, old five old ole ole seven. Hold five. Hold 75 7511 1111113 Hold, hold, hold 111111113 Hold, hold. Hold four. Hold, hold. Hold. Too old. Hold. Hold four. Hold to hold for 242111111116 Hold, hold, Hold. 111111116 Cold hold. Hold. 35. Module 5 Practice Video (no instructor drum): in this exercise, we're going to explore whole notes playing four times for four bars. 12 ready? Go one to three. One to three for one to to be one. Hold whole hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One to three. Four, one to three for one to to be one. Hold whole. Hold now. We're going to play half notes, half notes. Take up to beats. We're going to play on one and three. 12 Ready? Go! One three, four One to three for one to three. Floor. 12 three, four. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One to three four one three one three Floor. 12 three, four Now quarter notes. Make sure to alternate your hands, beginning with the right. We're going to play one note for each beat. 12 Ready? Go! One to three. Four. Right, Left, right, Left one to 341 234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One to three. Four. Right, Left, right. Left one to 341 234 Now eight notes again. Alternating hands. Beginning with the right. We're going to play two notes for each beat. 12 Ready? Go one and two and three and four and right. Left, right, left, right, left, right, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go one and two and three and four and right, Left, right, left, right, left, right, Left. Now we're going to put all these different note values together, beginning with one bar of a whole note playing on the one. Then beginning with half notes playing on one and three. The next bars Quarter notes. Playing 1234 and the last bar is eight. Notes one and two and three and four end. Let's put it together. One to ready. Go one one three one to three, four one. End to end. Three. End for end. Let's try that one more time. One to ready. Go one one three one to three four one. End to end. Three. End for end. We're now going to do the same thing, but backwards, beginning with eighth notes. One in two and three and four end. Moving to quarter notes. 1234 toe, half notes. One three, and then we're going to do just one for your whole note. So let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! One and two and three and four and one, 2341 three. One, three, four. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One and two and three and four and one, 2341 three! One, three, four. 36. Module 5 Practice Video: in this exercise, we're going to explore whole notes playing four times for four bars. 12 ready? Go! 12 three, four. 12 three, 4123 four, one whole. Oh, let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 123 four. 12 three, 412 to be four. One whole. Whole. Hope. Now we're going to play Half notes, half notes. Take up to beats. We're going to play on one and three. 12 Ready? Go! One, 23 four. 12 three for one to 3412 34 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One, 234 12 34 12 three. 12 34 Now quarter notes. Make sure to alternate your hands, beginning with the right. We're going to play one note for each beat. 12 Ready? Go! 1234 Right, Left, right, Left. 12341234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12 34 Right, Left, right, Left. 12341234 Now eight notes again. Alternating hands, beginning with the right. We're going to play two notes for each beat. 12 ready? Go one and two and three and four and right. Left, right, left, right, left, right, left. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go one and two and three and four and right, Left, right, left, right, left, right, Left. Now we're going to put all these different note values together, beginning with one bar of a whole note playing on the one. Then, beginning with half notes. Play on one and three. The next bars Quarter notes. Playing 1234 and the last bar is eight. Notes one and two and three and four End. Let's put it together. One to ready. Go one, one, three. 12 341 and two and three and four end. Let's try that one more time. One to ready. Go one one to 312341 End to end three and four end. We're now going to do the same thing, but backwards, beginning with eighth Notes. One in two and three and four end. Moving to quarter notes. 1234 toe, half notes. One, three, and then we're going to do just one for your whole note. So let's begin. 12 Ready? Go! One in two and three and four and 12341 three, 12 three for Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One in two and three and four and 123412 31 three, four. 37. Learn how to play louder and softer using dynamics.: Hello again. So here we are at Module six Dynamics. This is one of my most favorite aspect of music making. It really takes any song into such a greater feeling feeling tone of musicality and dynamics. What dynamics means is really louder or softer. How we play the note with how much attack if you have, ah, loud attack, then there's a lot of energy in the sound, but sometimes you have wanna have very, very light, light touch, and this creates. Also, when you're playing with dynamics, you're not necessarily playing, Ah, whole song That's loud or whole song that's mid range or a whole song that's really quiet. You might. But what's really exciting sometimes is if you have a very simple structure, especially as a new musician, very simple structure. But you add in dynamics it really changes the feel of the music. So where's rhythm is about the density of how many notes there is in relationship to each other. In a measure of music, dynamics is about kind of the weight and lightness of it by sound. Ah, louder and quieter. So, um, this is achieved. We're dealing with sticks, mostly in our practice videos in a few ways. One might think that how high the stick is off the drum, but you can still have the stick up very high and play very quietly, and you can have the stick very close to the room bar and play really loudly. So it's about attack. It could be helpful to have the stick higher up if you're gonna give a really nice attack. It's always you have more control when the stick isn't so close to the drum. But I would say Just don't worry about whacking it. Um, again, you're not gonna have a lot of control in that way. So nice. Same. Relax with the elbows out to the sides. And when we do the practice video, we're going to explore quiet notes different parts of the measure, so you'll notice for the first exercise. The first note one is the loud ones, a 13 and just to get you started, I've put that loud note right in the middle, but then we can just move around the drum. Sometimes it'll be on the to in the measure of four. So would three, and you'll see how different each one feels if we make three loud, I think exercise you can either create the same pattern want and just repeated over. And that's very musical. Or you can just explore the whole drum. And just so long as you get that loud dynamic on the note that we're practicing, then it will be interesting and fun to Dio. And of course, we also do for one Teoh the O. S. O. Where we have the loud note is that first exercise. And this will really play out into the composition beautifully and all the compositions because that is where your interpretation lies. Where do you want to heighten that energy? And where would you like to really pull back? When has it been going on for a long time, and you just want to change it up. You can pull back or add some strength to it just by making it louder or softer. And that's why all the stick control that we did earlier so that we could get a nice even sound So it sounds like it's the same hand playing the note. When you have control like that. Now you have the ability to play with dynamics, so another exercise that we have in the dynamics video practice is working with moving from quiet toe loud and loud, quiet so from quiet allowed is called a crescendo. When you're building, the sound is growing in volume, and when it is diminishing in volume, it's called a D crescendo. So we would begin with one hand, just starting really quietly for four beats, for for the full measure, building the sound something like this way to the left that's crescendo and then diminishing sounds. Or the D crescendo would start load on bond quietly. Uh, and of course, we would do alternating hands as well in the exercise from Quiet So Loud Quiet gives a beautiful variation on your compositions. Let's practice. 38. Module 6 Composition Video (no instructor drum): Welcome to the lesson for composition module six. The composition itself is the same composition as the composition for Module five, so the notes are exactly the same. But what you'll notice in the practice video is that the instruction is highlighting the dynamics of playing where to play loudly, where to play softly, where it's building and diminishing in volume. So, uh, that's all you need to know before you head right into the practice video. You already know this composition. Now you're going to get into the sweetness of the dynamics. Enjoy. We're going to practice the first section of the composition alternating hands, beginning with the right hand. We will do the whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. We're going to add in the dynamics now for the composition, beginning with loud for the whole notes. Medium for the half notes and soft for the quarter. Notes. One to Ready Go Lau's seven hold Hold loud five. Hold Hole Media seven. Whole medium five Whole Soft 7575 Let's try that again. Section a beginning with the right hand. One to ready. Go loud seven. Hold hold. Hold loud. Five. Hold Hold. Oh, medium seven Old Medium, five Whole sauce. 7575 Let's practice section B now, beginning with E eight notes in the middle of the drum number one and then moving over to number three with the right hand crossing over. In terms of the dynamics, we're going to build a crescendo for the eighth notes in the middle of the drum from soft allowed. And then we're going to have a loud whole note on number three. 12 Ready? Go! Crescendo! 1111111 loud. Three. Hold hold or crescendo! 1111111 allowed. Three. Hold, hold, hold! Let's try that again. Section B, beginning with the right hand. One to ready. Go! Christian! 11111111 Loudy Oh, Oh, oh! Crescendo! 1111111 Wow! And three Old hold! Hold. Let's practice Section A and B back to back! 12 Ready? Go! Lau's seven old old, old Love five. Hold, hold! Hold Medium seven Whole medium. Five holes off! 7575 Shanda 1111111 loud! Three Hold Hold! Poor crescendo! 1111111 loud. Three. Hold, hold, hold. Let's try that again. 12 Ready. Go! Lau's seven Hold hold, Hold loud. Five whole whole whole media seven whole medium. Five holes off. 757 Crescendo! 1111111 Loudly. Hold hold! Crescendo! 1111111 loud. Three. Hold, hold, hold! Let's practice Section C now, beginning with the right hand from the whole notes. Moving through half notes to the quarter notes. In terms of dynamics, we're going to do the same thing we did in section a loud for the whole notes. Medium for the half notes and soft for the quarter. Notes. One to ready Go loud for whole old, whole loud too whole Hold hold medium bore whole medium to whole. Soft for two for to. Let's try that again. Section C one two. Ready. Go loud for hold. Hold hold allowed to hold hold hold medium for oh medium to holds off for 242 Let's practice Section D. Now this is the eighth notes in the middle of the drum number one, moving to number six with the right hand for the whole notes alternating in terms of dynamics were actually going to be doing the opposite of Section B. So we're going to do a D crescendo from allowed too soft on the eight notes in the middle. And then we're going to do a soft note on number six for that whole note. So 12 Ready Go D crescendo. 1111111 Soft six Hold hold de crescendo! 1111111 soft six old hold. Let's try section D one more time. One to Ready Go D Crescendo! 11111116 Hold, hold, Hold a crescendo! 1111111 soft six. Old old Oh, let's practice running Section C into section D one to ready Go loud for hold. Hold loud, too. Hold hold Hold Media and four Whole medium. Two holes off. 4 to 4 to a crescendo! 1111111 song. Six old old D crescendo! 1111111 song six Hold, hold, hold! Let's try Section C into D One more time. One to ready, Go loud for hold, Hold, hold allowed to old old oh, medium for whole medium to whole soft or 242 D Christian 1111111 song six. Hold hold de crescendo! 111111 Soft six Hold, hold, hold. Let's try the whole composition now Section A, B, C and D All in order one to Ready Go! Lau's seven old old loud five old Whole Media seven Whole medium. Five holes off. 7575 Crescendo! 1111111 loud. Three Hold, hold! Hold Crescendo! 1111111 loud fee. Hold, hold! Oh, loud ore old hold Hold allowed to hold. Oh, whole medium for whole medium to whole soft 4 to 4 to decrease 1111111 Soft six Hold, hold! Hold the crescendo! 1111111 son six Hold, hold! Hold 39. Module 6 Composition Video: Welcome to the lesson for composition Module six. The composition itself is the same composition as the composition for Module five, so the notes are exactly the same. But what you'll notice in the practice video is that the instruction is highlighting the dynamics of playing where to play loudly, where to play softly, where it's building and diminishing in volume. So, uh, that's all you need to know before you head right into the practice video. You already know this composition. Now you're going to get into the sweetness of the dynamics. Enjoy. We're going to practice the first section of the composition, alternating hands, beginning with the right hand. We will do the whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. We're going to add in the dynamics now for the composition, beginning with loud for the whole notes. Medium for the half notes and soft for the quarter. Notes. One to Ready Go Lau's seven Loud Fun Media seven Whole Media five. Soft 7575 Let's try that again. Section a beginning with the right hand, one to ready, Go loud, old loud. I'm old medium seven Old medium five Whole sauce 7575 Let's practice section B now, beginning with E eight notes in the middle of the drum number one and then moving over to number three with the right hand crossing over in terms of the dynamics, we're going to build a crescendo for the eighth notes in the middle of the drum from soft allowed. And then we're going to have a loud whole note on number three. 12 Ready? Go crescendo! 1111111 crescendo. 1111 Oh, hold. Let's try that again. Section B, beginning with the right hand. One, two. Ready? Go crescendo! 11111 crescendo! 111113 Hold. Let's practice Section A and B back to back one. Two. Ready? Go! Lau's seven old old love Old old medium seven whole medium. Five hole saw. 757 fashioned a 11111 Oh, Crescendo! 1111 old. Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go house, old Hold whole loud. Whole whole media. Seven. Whole medium. Five whole soft. 757 Crescendo! 111111 crescendo! 1111 Old old. Let's practice Section C now, beginning with the right hand from the whole notes, moving through half notes to the quarter notes. In terms of dynamics, we're going to do the same thing we did in section a Loud for the whole notes. Medium for the half notes and soft for the quarter. Notes. One to ready go loud, loud media four Whole mediums, Whole soft for 242 Let's try that again. Section C one two Ready, Go loud. Her whole loud old hold medium or medium to whole soft or to or to Let's practice section D . Now this is the eighth notes in the middle of the drum number one, moving to number six with the right hand for the whole notes alternating in Terms of dynamics were actually going to be doing the opposite of Section B. So we're going to do a D crescendo from allowed too soft on the eight notes in the middle. And then we're going to do a soft note on number six for that whole note. So 12 ready go D crescendo. 1111 soft six old D crescendo Soft. Six. Let's try Section D. One more time. One to ready De crescendo de crescendo Soft six. Old old Oh, let's practice running Section C into section D one to ready Go loud, Loud Media four Medium bulls off or to bore to a crescendo 11111 sauce. Six. Old D crescendo. Uh, 1111 song. Six old Let's try Section C into D One more time. One to ready, Go loud allowed medium for medium to soft or 242 D Christian 111 One song six De crescendo one Soft six Hold, hold, hold Let's try the whole composition now Section A, B, C and D all in order. One to ready. Lau's seven old loud Fine Media seven Medium five Soft 757 Crescendo 1111111111 Louse Her old hold loud medium for whole medium to whole soft 4 to 4 to decrease 16 Hold hold de crescendo! 11 Son six. Hold, hold, Hold 40. Module 6 Practice (no instructor drum): in this exercise, you're going to begin with the mallet. We're going to play with just one hand. Moving from quiet toe loud. This is a crescendo. We're going to take four beats to do that. The first beat will be as quiet as you can make it, and the fourth beat will be as loud as you can. Let's go 12 ready? Go! One, 23 far. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One, 234 Now we're going to try the other hand. 12 Ready? Go! 1234 Let's try that again. One to ready. Go! 1234 Now we're going to alternate hands. Moving between right and left. Hand for eight beats. Moving up from quiet toe loud. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Now, in this exercise, we're going to use one hand to move from quiet allowed, and then back down to quiet. We're going to do four up and then four down, right hand only. Here we go. 12 Ready? Go! 1234567 eight. Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Now we're going to try alternating hands for 16 beats. Moving from quiet allowed a crescendo and right back down a D crescendo from allowed to quiet. 12 Ready? Go! 1234567812345678 Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go! 1234567812345678 For this exercise, we're going to use some loud notes and some quiet notes, working with dynamics. So here we are going to begin loud in the center of the drum one. And then 23 and four are going to be quiet and you could move those notes anywhere you want . But let's always have that loud note in the center. Here we go. 12 ready? Go! 123412341234123 four. Let's try that again. One two. Ready? Go! 1234! 123 For one, 23 4123 four for this exercise. Again playing with dynamics, we're going to use quarter notes alternating hands and it doesn't matter where you are on the drum. You can move around freely, but on the third note of each bar, we're gonna do four bars. The third note is the loud note, and the other three are quiet. 12 Ready? Go! 1234! One, 234! One, 2341 to 34 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 123412 34 12 341 to 34 In this next exercise, we're going to have a loud note on the second beat of the bar. So we're doing quarter notes alternating hands again. If it feels comfortable to have a pattern, you can do a pattern repeated. Or you could just move freely around the drum. Here we go. Second note is loud. One two. Ready? Go! 123 4123 four. 123 41 234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 123 412341 23 for one 23 four. Now, of course, we're going to have a loud note on the fourth beat of the bar. So three quiet than one loud alternating hands. Here we go. One two ready? Go one to 3412 three, 41 to three 41 to three four. Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go! 12341 234 One, 2341 to three four. 41. Module 6 Practice Video: in this exercise, you're going to begin with a mallet. We're going to play with just one hand, moving from quiet toe loud. This is a crescendo. We're going to take four beats to do that. The first beat will be as quiet as you can make it, and the fourth beat will be as loud as you can. Let's go 12 ready? Go! One, 23! Car! Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! One, 234 Now we're going to try the other hand. 12 Ready? Go! 1234 Let's try that again. One to ready. Go! 1234 Now we're going to alternate hands. Moving between right and left. Hand for eight beats. Moving up from quiet toe loud. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Now, when this exercise, we're going to use one hand to move from quiet allowed, and then back down to quiet. We're going to do four up and then four down, right hand only. Here we go. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12345678 Now we're going to try alternating hands for 16 beats. Moving from quiet allowed a crescendo and right back down a D crescendo from allowed to quiet. 12 Ready? Go! 1234567812345678 Let's try that again. One, two. Ready? Go! 1234567812345678 For this exercise, we're going to use some loud notes and some quiet notes, working with dynamics. So here we are going to begin loud in the center of the drum one. And then 23 and four are going to be quiet and you could move those notes anywhere you want . But let's always have that loud note in the center. Here we go. 12 ready? Go! 1234123412341234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 12341234 Months. 234123 four for this exercise. Again playing with dynamics, we're going to use quarter notes alternating hands and it doesn't matter where you are on the drum. You can move around freely, but on the third note of each bar, we're gonna do four bars. The third note is the loud note, and the other three are quiet. 12 Ready? Go! 12341234! 1234! 1234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 1234! 1234 12 341 to Cree for In this next exercise, we're going to have a loud note on the second beat of the bar. So we're doing quarter notes alternating hands again. If it feels comfortable to have a pattern, you can do a pattern repeated. Or you could just move freely around the drum. Here we go. Second note is loud. One two Ready? Go! 12341 23412341234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 1234123412341234 Now, of course, we're going to have a loud note on the fourth beat of the bar. So three quiet than one loud alternating hands. Here we go. One two ready? Go! 12341 to three 412 three for one, 234 Let's try that again. 12 Ready? Go! 123412341234! 12 34 42. Module 1 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 43. Module 1 D Minor Jam track: 44. Module 1 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 45. Module 1 F Minor Jam track: - way . 46. Module 1 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum): 47. Module 1 D#Minor Jam Track: 48. Module 2 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum): 49. Module 2 D# Minor jam track: uh, - way . 50. Module 2 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 51. Module 2 D Minor Jam Track: 52. Module 2 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 53. Module 2 F Minor Jam track: 54. Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum): 55. Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track: way. 56. Module 3 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 57. Module 3 D Minor Jam track: way. 58. Module 3 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 59. Module 3 F Minor Jam track: 60. Module 4 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 61. Module 4 D# Minor Jam track: 62. Module 4 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): and 63. Module 4 D Minor Jam track: 64. Module 4 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 65. Module 4 F Minor Jam track: 66. Module 5 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): um 67. Module 5 D# Minor Jam track: way, - way , way, - way , way. 68. Module 5 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 69. Module 5 D Minor Jam track: 70. Module 5 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 71. Module 5 F Minor Jam track: - way , - way . 72. A Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 73. A Minor Jam Track: way, - way , - way , way, way, way. 74. C Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 75. C Minor Jam track: way, way, - way , way. 76. E Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): 77. E Minor Jam track: way, way, way, way, - way . 78. G Minor Jam track (no instructor drum): and and 79. G Minor Jam track: way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way.