K. Wylie Virtual School of Percussion

Curriculum Overview

WEEK 1.   

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

MAL - music ABC's, natural note identification

WEEK 2.   

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

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

WEEK 3.   

SD - review stickings, introduce foot tap / counting aloud

MAL - half steps / whole steps

WEEK 4.   

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

MAL - tetrachords

WEEK 5.   

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

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

WEEK 6.   

SD - 8th note/rest

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

WEEK 7.   

SD - review 8th notes/rests

MAL - introduce NEW notes bb, Eb

WEEK 8.   

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

 MAL - introduce NEW note A ( etude #2)

WEEK 9.

SD - Review weeks 1 - 8

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

WEEK 10. 

SD - intro to 16th notes/ Warmup #3

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

WEEK 11. 

SD - 16th note/8th note rhythms

MAL - inttroduce "Green " exercise and  others

WEEK 12.

SD - 16th note / 8th rest rhythms

PERC -  Bass Drum /    (mal review)

WEEK 13.

SD - combining  rhythms from Week 11 - 12

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

WEEK 14.

SD - introduction to dynamics

PERC - tambourine /  (mal review)

WEEK 15. 

SD  - Review weeks 10 - 15

PERC - triangle / (mal review)

WEEK 16. 

SD -  introduce double stroke / exercises

MAL - chromatic scale

WEEK 17. 

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

MAL - mallet reading  ( patterns, etc.)

WEEK 18. 

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

MAL - Fun etudes

WEEK 19. 

SD -  introduce 7 and 13 stroke rolls  / Rolling Etude

MAL.- Hunters Chorus

WEEK 20. 

SD - introduce buzz rolls

MAL - Hunters Chorus

WEEK 21. 

SD - Review weeks 16 - 20

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

WEEK 22.

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

MAL- Review  (etude #3)

WEEK 23. 

SD - single hand accent exercises

TIMP - introduce bass clef notes

WEEK 24. 

SD - hand to hand accents / Warmup #11

TIMP - introduce bass clef notes

WEEK 25. 

SD - moving accents / accented paradiddles

TIMP -  grip, technique, beating area, stroke

WEEK 26. 

SD - flam / flam accent / flam paradiddle

TIMP - interval range of each drum / etude

WEEK 27. 

SD - flam tap / flamacue 

Concert toms - set up, notation /  etude

WEEK 28. 

SD - flam combo

Bongos, cowbell, maracas, shakers / mal etude

WEEK 29. 

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

Congas, claves / mal etude

WEEK 30. 

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

Timbales, quiro / mal. Etude

WEEK 31. 

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

Perc. Toys / mal etude

WEEK 32. 

SD  - 8th note / 16th note triplet

Drumset - Introduction

WEEK 33. 

SD - Review weeks 29 - 32

Drumset - Basic beats

WEEK 34. 

SD - ruffs and ratamcues

Drumset - basic Jazz patterns

WEEK 35. 

SD - cut time

Drumset - basic Latin patterns

WEEK 36. 

SD - odd meters

Drumset - various styles

WEEK 37.

SD - Final Exam

MAL - Final Exam