Drums: Foundations 2 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Syncopated Hi-Hat and Ride Patterns—Part 2

  • Alternative hihat patterns—1e+
  • Alternative ride patterns—1e+
  • Alternative hihat grooves—1e+ (alternating)

Lesson 2: Breakbeats

  • History of the breakbeat
  • Eighth-note breakbeats
  • Sixteenth-note breakbeats

Lesson 3: Hihat Barking—Part 1

  • Barks in eighth-note grooves
  • Barks in sixteenth-note grooves

Lesson 4: Hihat Barking—Part 2

  • Offbeat sixteenth-note barks with bass drum
  • Essential sixteenth-note bark grooves
  • Alternating sixteenth-note bark grooves

Lesson 5: Gadd Grooves

  • History—Steve Gadd
  • Gadd grooves parts 1 & 2
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (full set: floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Drum sticks (suggestion in lesson 1.5)
  • Drum Throne (stool)

Drums: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Syncopated Hi-Hat and Ride Patterns—Part 2

  • Alternative hihat patterns—1e+
  • Alternative ride patterns—1e+
  • Alternative hihat grooves—1e+ (alternating)

Lesson 2: Breakbeats

  • History of the breakbeat
  • Eighth-note breakbeats
  • Sixteenth-note breakbeats

Lesson 3: Hihat Barking—Part 1

  • Barks in eighth-note grooves
  • Barks in sixteenth-note grooves

Lesson 4: Hihat Barking—Part 2

  • Offbeat sixteenth-note barks with bass drum
  • Essential sixteenth-note bark grooves
  • Alternating sixteenth-note bark grooves

Lesson 5: Gadd Grooves

  • History—Steve Gadd
  • Gadd grooves parts 1 & 2
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (full set: floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Drum sticks (suggestion in lesson 1.5)
  • Drum Throne (stool)

Drums: Foundations 1 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Sixteenth-Note Grooves

  • History of rock & pop music
  • Right hand sixteenths
  • Alternating sixteenth grooves

Lesson 2: Disco Grooves

  • Characteristics of disco music
  • Eighth-note disco grooves
  • Alternating sixteenth-note disco grooves
  • Additional four-on-the-floor disco grooves

Lesson 3: Bell-Accent Grooves—Downbeats

  • Downbeat bell grooves parts 1-4

Lesson 4: Bell-Accent Grooves—Upbeats

  • Upbeat bell grooves parts 1-4

Lesson 5: Alternative Hi-Hat/Ride Patterns—Part 1

  • Alternative hihat/ride patterns—1+a
  • Alternative ride patterns—1+a
  • Alternative hihat patterns—1+a (alternating)

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (full set: floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Drum sticks (suggestion in lesson 1.5)
  • Drum Throne (stool)

Drums: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Sixteenth-Note Grooves

  • History of rock & pop music
  • Right hand sixteenths
  • Alternating sixteenth grooves

Lesson 2: Disco Grooves

  • Characteristics of disco music
  • Eighth-note disco grooves
  • Alternating sixteenth-note disco grooves
  • Additional four-on-the-floor disco grooves

Lesson 3: Bell-Accent Grooves—Downbeats

  • Downbeat bell grooves parts 1-4

Lesson 4: Bell-Accent Grooves—Upbeats

  • Upbeat bell grooves parts 1-4

Lesson 5: Alternative Hi-Hat/Ride Patterns—Part 1

  • Alternative hihat/ride patterns—1+a
  • Alternative ride patterns—1+a
  • Alternative hihat patterns—1+a (alternating)

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (full set: floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Drum sticks (suggestion in lesson 1.5)
  • Drum Throne (stool)