Drums: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Snare Drum Basics

  • History of the snare drum
  • Parts of the snare drum
  • Drum sticks and drum heads
  • Tuning the snare drum
  • Grip types
  • Proper technique for playing
  • Rudiments: single strokes and double strokes

Lesson 2: Rhythmic Notation

  • Pulse and tempo
  • Introduction to metronome use
  • Rhythmic notation basics
  • Notes and rests
  • Simple rhythms
  • Notation history

Lesson 3: Eighth & Sixteenths

  • Eighth notes and rests
  • Sixteenth notes and rests
  • Rudiments: paradiddles

Lesson 4: Bass Drum Basics 1

  • Parts of the bass drum and accessories
  • History of the bass drum
  • Tuning the bass drum
  • Bass drum technique
  • Bass drum rhythm exercises

Lesson 5: Bass Drum Basics 2

  • Bass drum rhythm exercises continued
  • Bass and snare drum rhythms—tw0-way coordination
  • Backbeat rhythms

Lesson 6: Ride Cymbal

  • History of cymbals
  • Ride cymbal basics
  • Quarter-note grooves—three-way coordination
  • Eighth-note grooves—three-way coordination

Lesson 7: Hihat

  • Hihat basics
  • Hihat notation
  • Closed hihat grooves
  • Incorporating your left foot—four-way coordination

Lesson 8: Crash Cymbal

  • Crash cymbal basics
  • Essential crashes
  • Phrases with multiple crashes
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson 9: Introduction to Drum Fills

  • Drum fill basics
  • Snare drum fills—one beat
  • Snare drum fills—two beats
  • Snare drum fills—one measure

Lesson 10: Tom Toms

  • Tom-tom basics
  • Tuning the tom-toms
  • Two-beat tom-tom fills
  • Four-beat tom-tom fills
  • Performance review

*Please note: there are other lesson components and assignments that are not reflected on this summary.

Required Materials:

  • Drum Sticks (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Full Drum Set (floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Drum Throne
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, computer, tablet, etc.)

Optional:

  • Practice pad

Drums: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons 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)

Lesson 6: Syncopated Hi-Hat and Ride Patterns—Part 2

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

Lesson 7: Breakbeats

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

Lesson 8: Hihat Barking—Part 1

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

Lesson 9: Hihat Barking—Part 2

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

Lesson 10: Gadd Grooves

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

Required Materials:

  • Drum Sticks (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Full Drum Set (floor tom, rack tom(s), snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hihat cymbal)
  • Drum Throne
  • Computer and internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, computer, tablet, etc.)

Optional:

  • Practice pad

Flute: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson 1: Intro to Clarke Technical Studies

  • Flute family
  • High note review
  • New note: Low D
  • D major scale two octaves

Lesson 2: Dynamics

  • Dynamics
  • Dotted quarter, eighth note
  • Eighth note triplets

Lesson 3: Compound Meter

  • Famous flutist: Joachim Quantz
  • New dynamics
  • Tempo markings
  • Compound meter

Lesson 4: Arpeggios and Grace Notes

  • Famous flutist: Paul Taffanel
  • Arpeggios
  • Grace notes

Lesson 5: E-flat Major

  • Famous flutist: James Galway
  • New notes: low E-flat and high E-flat
  • E-flat major scale: two octaves
  • First and second endings
  • Sixteenth notes in simple meter

Lesson 6: Timekeeping in Compound Meter

  • Sixteenth notes in compound meter
  • Irish melodies
  • New note: low C
  • C major scale: two octaves

Lesson 7: The Circle of Fifths

  • Famous flutist: Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • Eighth and two sixteenth note rhythms
  • The circle of fifths
  • New note: high E
  • E major scale: two octaves

Lesson 8: F Major and Dotted Rhythms

  • Expression terms
  • New note: high F
  • F major scale
  • Dotted eighth-sixteenth notes in simple meter
  • Cut time

Lesson 9: A Major, A-flat Major, and Articulations

  • Famous flutist: Claire Chase
  • A and A-flat major scales
  • Tenuto and portato articulations
  • Dotted eighth-sixteenth-eighth rhythm

Lesson 10: Ornaments, Form and Review

  • Mordents
  • D.C. al Fine
  • Scale review
  • Performance review

Required Materials

Optional:

  • Bubble solution and a bubble wand
  • A mirror
  • Timer (watch or smartphone will work)

Flute: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: An Introduction to the Flute

  • History of the flute
  • Parts of the flute
  • Flute care
  • Proper playing posture
  • Breathing, embouchure, first sounds

Lesson Two: Assembling and Playing the Flute

  • Holds—extending time and troubleshooting
  • Introduction to articulation
  • First song on the headjoint
  • Assembling the flute

Lesson Three: Fingering Charts and Note Reading

  • Hand position
  • Fingering chart review and first three ntoes
  • Flute history
  • Reading notes on the staff
  • Beat, tempo and rhythm

Lesson Four: Breath Control

  • How to warm up
  • Notation
  • Flute history
  • New note C and exercises
  • Breath control
  • Right-hand note F and exercises

Lesson Five: Ornamentations and Accidentals

  • Intro to trills
  • Intro to slurs
  • Intro to accidentals
  • New notes B♭, D , E♭

Lesson Six: Key Centers, Scales and Additional Rhythms

  • Warming Up
  • Cumulative study
  • Intro to major scales
  • Eighth-notes
  • Key signatures
  • Performance review preparation

Lesson Seven: Tone Refinement and Articulations

  • Tone refinement exercises
  • Intro to staccato
  • Intro to pickup notes
  • New notes F♯ and A♭
  • C and G major scales

Lesson Eight: The Chromatic Scale

  • Enharmonic review
  • New note C♯
  • Chromatic scale
  • The tie

Lesson Nine: Key Signatures

  • New note high D
  • D major scale and exercises
  • Accents
  • Sharp key signatures

Lesson Ten: The Shinobue and Technical Review

  • Shinobue
  • Breathing revisited
  • Ritardando
  • Scale review
  • Performance Review

Required Materials

  • Flute in playable condition
  • Tuning rod (comes with your instrument)
  • A thin piece of cotton fabric
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Recording device (smartphone, tablet, camera, etc.)

Optional:

  • Bubble solution and a bubble wand
  • A mirror
  • Timer (watch or smartphone will work)

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