Drum School Summer Session

Date(s): July 5, 2009,
July 9, 2009

Location: Kemptville, Ontario, Canada,
Canada

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I am planning on holding a Summer Drum School this year in the first week of July. The sessions will be mornings only, starting at 9 and finishing at 12. There will be a Novice Class and an Intermediate Class. The Novice Class will be for those drummers who have just started or who would like to start with a good grounding in the basics. You will learn basic technique, reading simple drum music and two parts of a 4/4 March on the Snare and the Bass Drum. The Intermediate Class will be for drummers that are playing on the drum already. You will learn intermediate level score phrases suitable for use at the Grade 4 or 5 level, and will use those phrases to compose your own drum score for a group performance in class on Friday. This class has homework! Here are the details and the curriculum: Location: St. Michael's Catholic High School, 2755 Hwy 43, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada Date: Monday July 6 to Friday July 10 Novice Class 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM Intermediate Class 10:30 until 11:45 Curriculum Novice Class Monday Holding the sticks, left and right hands; Basic stick control; Single strokes and triplets; The Buzz; Drum Music; The Beat; Subdivision of the Beat. Tuesday Daily Warm-up Exercises; The 3 stroke, 6 stroke and 12 stroke basic Triplet phrases; Triplet phrases with the Buzz; The Paradiddle. Wednesday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Standard Beginner 4/4 Part 1 Basic; Part 1 with the Buzz; Playing the Bass Drum for Part 1. Thursday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Standard Beginner 4/4 Part 2 Basic; Part 2 with the Buzz; Playing the Bass Drum for Part 2. Friday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Parts 1 and 2 on the cut down Snare Drums and the Bass Drum; Ceilidh with the Pipers. Intermediate Class Monday Introduction to Drum Score Composition; The structure of a 2/4 March Pipe Tune and Drum Score; Use of Bagpipe Player; An example of a 2/4 March phrase; Ornamentation and rhythmic motifs found in pipe band drumming; Breaking down a phrase into the basic sticking and its development; Writing drum music; Homework. Tuesday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Eight A phrases; Basic sticking and development; Interpretation and use of dynamics; Homework. Wednesday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Eight B phrases; Basic sticking and development; Interpretation and use of dynamics; Homework. Thursday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Eight endings; Basic sticking and development; Interpretation and use of dynamics; Composing a drum score for snare, tenor and bass; Homework. Friday Daily Warm-up Exercises; Performance of composed drum scores on the drums; Ceilidh with the Pipers. Materials Required: Cameron Drum Pad or equivalent, KP2 Drum Sticks or equivalent, Spiral Bound Graph Paper Notebook, HB Pencils, Eraser, Ruler, Earplugs. Bring your drum and carrier if you have one. Registration: Please contact Pipe Major John Wright john.wright061@sympatico.ca for registration and cost information.

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