Intermediate Band: Percussion Assignments for 9.15.2017
Practice the sheet I handed out in class, especially the bottom few exercises with flams and rolls. Also, make sure to bring your Essential Elements Book 1 with you to class next Friday.
Reminders: Hold your sticks in a triangular shape (make a pizza like this / \, not a celery stick like this | |), make sure that when you strike the keys you are alternating between both hands at all times (right left right left; not right right right right), and, lastly, remember to use your wrist to strike the keys, not your arms (don’t be a chicken trying to take flight). Good technique is key to speed and power, and neither of those qualities will come without it.
Secret Question: How many 16th notes fit into 1 eighth note?