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K. Wylie Virtual School of Percussion

Curriculum Overview

 

WELCOME

List of items needed for the course

LESSON 1.   

SD - instrument set up, grip, hand position, stroke

MAL - music ABC's, natural note identification

LESSON 2.   

SD - review 8 on a hand , sticking page / paradiddles

MAL - playing position, grip, stroke, accidental note identification

LESSON 3.   

SD - review stickings, introduce foot tap / counting aloud

MAL - half steps / whole steps

LESSON 4.   

SD -  time signature, quarter note/rest, Half note/rest

MAL - tetrachords

LESSON 5.   

SD - whole note/rest, dotted notes, repeat signs

MAL - review tetrachords / build C, F, Bb major scales

LESSON 6.   

SD - 8th note/rest

MAL - Introduce NEW notes C, D, E, F, G

LESSON 7.   

SD - review 8th notes/rests

MAL - introduce NEW notes bb, Eb

LESSON 8.   

SD - Dotted quarter note / one and two bar repeat sign

 MAL - introduce NEW note A ( etude #2)

LESSON 9.

SD - Review lessons 1 - 8

MAL - introduce upper B and C (etude #3)

LESSON 10. 

SD - intro to 16th notes/ Warmup #3

MAL - review C,F,Bb scales, ADD Eb, Ab, Dd, 

LESSON 11. 

SD - 16th note/8th note rhythms

MAL - inttroduce "Green " exercise and  others

LESSON 12.

SD - 16th note / 8th rest rhythms

PERC -  Bass Drum /    (mal review)

LESSON 13.

SD - combining  rhythms from Week 11 - 12

PERC - Crash cym, Sus. Cym.     /  ( mal review)

LESSON 14.

SD - introduction to dynamics

PERC - tambourine /  (mal review)

LESSON 15. 

SD  - Review lessons 10 - 15

PERC - triangle / (mal review)

LESSON 16. 

SD -  introduce double stroke / exercises

MAL - chromatic scale

LESSON 17. 

SD - use 16th note roll base/ Warmups 6,7, and 8

MAL - mallet reading  ( patterns, etc.)

LESSON 18. 

SD - exercises using 5, 9, and 17 stroke rolls

MAL - Fun etudes

LESSON 19. 

SD -  introduce 7 and 13 stroke rolls  / Rolling Etude

MAL.- Hunters Chorus

LESSON 20. 

SD - introduce buzz rolls

MAL - Hunters Chorus

LESSON 21. 

SD - Review lessons 16 - 20

MAL - Introduce NEW notes Ab, Gb, / rolling on mallets

LESSON 22.

SD - introduce the controlled stroke / 2's, 3's

MAL- Review  (etude #3)

LESSON 23. 

SD - single hand accent exercises

TIMP - basic info /mallet selection / technique / rolls / bass clef notes

LESSON 24. 

SD - hand to hand accents / Warmup #11

TIMP - tuning

LESSON 25. 

SD - moving accents / accented paradiddles

TIMP -  basic interval ranges of each drum / muffling

LESSON 26. 

SD - flam / flam accent / flam paradiddle

TIMP - sticking with odd-even note groupings / fp rolls

LESSON 27. 

SD - flam tap / flamacue 

Concert toms - set up, notation /  etude

LESSON 28. 

SD - flam combo

Bongos, cowbell, guiro / mal. etude

LESSON 29. 

SD - 16th note rhythm "e-&-ah"

Timbales, maracas, shakers, shekere, cabasa  / mal. etude

LESSON 30. 

SD - 16th note rhythm. "1-e-ah-2"

Congas, claves / mal etude

LESSON 31. 

SD - 16 note rhythms "1-ah-2" and "1-e"

Perc. wood block / castanets / sleigh bells / slapstick / vibraslap / wind chimes / gong

LESSON 32. 

SD  - 8th note / 16th note triplet

Drumset - Introduction / Set up / Pedal technique / Basic Coordination

LESSON 33. 

SD - Review lessons 29 - 32

Drumset - Basic beats / Notation / Encore #1

LESSON 34. 

SD - ruffs and ratamcues

Drumset - Drum Fills / Song Form / 16th note beats

LESSON 35. 

SD - cut time

Drumset - Jazz ride pattern / comping patterns / shuffles

LESSON 36. 

SD - odd meters

Drumset - Basic Latin styles - Bossa Nova / Slow,Med., Fast Samba /  Mambo

LESSON 37.

Drumming Rudiments

LESSON 38.

Final Solo - "Rock n Roll"