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Drums (WMC Compiled)

 
 
LEVEL 1


a) The Matched grip and wrist movement
b) The Drum Kit Playing Posture
c) Feeling the ‘BOUNCE OFF’ and fluent stick motion
d) Parts of a drum kit

a) Listening and feeling the ‘PULSE’
b) Producing and maintaining the ‘PULSE”
c) The Metronome

a) The Stave
b) Clefs and note assignment
c) Ledger lines
d) Measures and bar lines
e) Note values
f) Time signature
g) Rests

Understanding the principle involved in producing a:
a) Down stroke
b) Up strokes
c) Taps
d) Full stroke

Play the following as quavers with a crotchet pulse alternating between bass drum and hi hat pedal
a) Single strokes
b) Double strokes
c) Single paradiddle

a) Hands Free exercises with crotchets, quavers, semiquavers and their corresponding rests.
b) Hands free exercises played with a crotchet pulse alternating between bass drum and hi hat foot pedal.

a) Play back simple 1-bar and 2-bar phrases in 4/4 time on the Snare Drum

a) Mezzo piano (mp)
 

 
Level 2


INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUE
a) Demonstration of relaxed Matched Grip position using wrist as well as fore-arm movement.
b) Demonstration of basic dynamic control.
c) Cymbal Technique

TIME and PULSE
a) Time signatures: common time, cut time and ¾.

MUSICAL LITERACY
a) Recognise bar repeats
b) Identify 6 voice kit notation: difference between ride, crash and hi-hat foot on stave
c) Identify basic dynamic markings (f, mf, p)
d) Dotted notes

RUDIMENTS
Play as semiquavers on snare with a crotchet Pulse alternating between bass drum and Hi-Hat pedal
a) Flams
b) Single stroke roll
c) Double stroke roll
d) Paradiddle

CO-ORDINATION
a) Demonstrate 1-bar backbeat grooves with quaver rests on bass drum
b) Hi-Hat crotchet and quaver

AURAL
a) Identify time signature and count out loud.
b) Identify musical style

SIGHT READING
a) Play the 4-bar 1-line piece.

DYNAMICS
a) Demonstration of basic Dynamic markings (f, mf, p)ss

 

 
Level 3


INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUE
a) Demonstration of relaxed and swift Matched Grip position using wrists, fore-arm as well as shoulder movement.
b) Demonstration of V-shape of stick while moving around the kit fluently.
c) Understanding ghost notes

TIME and PULSE
a) Time signatures: Simple time and compound time (2/4,3/4 ,4/4 ,6/8 and 12/8)
b) Extended periods of time-keeping

MUSICAL LITERACY
a) Recognise repeats:DC, DS, CODA and Fine.
b) Cross stick rim shots
c) Identify dynamic markings (p, mp, mf, f)
d) Understanding articulation and tonality
e) Triplets and duplets
f) Introduction to Polyrhythms

RUDIMENTS
Understand grace notes and dynamic control:
a) Flams
b) Drags
c) 4-stroke ruffs

CO-ORDINATION
a) 1-bar backbeat grooves with semiquaver rests on bass drum
b) Hi-Hat crotchet and quaver
c) Introduction to Accents
d) Groove in 3/4

AURAL
a) Count out and identify the time signature.
b) Identify the style of music played

SIGHT READING
a) 4-bar phrases around the drum kit.

DYNAMICS
a) Demonstration of basic Dynamic markings (f, mf, p)

PERFORMANCE PIECES (Performed with a backing track)
Kindly refer to the WMC_Drums_Repertoire list.

 

 
Level 4


INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUE
a) Understanding smooth wrist and finger muscle movements
b) Demonstration of V-shape of stick while moving around the kit fluently.

TIME and PULSE
a) Time signatures: Simple time and compound time (introduction to odd- time signatures)
b) Odd time signature grooves (5/4, 7/4)
c) 12/8 Blues rock, shuffle, swing

MUSICAL LITERACY
a) Cymbal choke
b) Improvisation
c) Quintuplets
d) Polyrhythms Continued

RUDIMENTS
Understand grace notes and dynamic control:
a) Multiple bounce roll
b) 5-stroke roll
c) 7-stroke roll
d) 9-stroke roll
e) Double paradiddle
f) Flam tap
g) Flamacue

CO-ORDINATION
a) 1-bar backbeat grooves with semiquaver rests on bass drum
b) Hi-Hat crotchet and quaver
c) Introduction to Accents
d) Groove in ¾
e) Play basic 12/8 ‘Blues’/Rock patterns on hi-hat and ride cymbal.
f) Play dotted quaver; upbeat semiquavers on snare drum against a steady quaver hi-hat to, create basic funk and funk-rock grooves

AURAL
a) Count out and identify the time signature.
b) Identify the style of music played

SIGHT READING and IMPROVISATION
a) a) 2-line 8-bar phrases around the drum kit.

DYNAMICS
a) Demonstration of Dynamic markings (ff,f, mf, p, pp, pp)

PERFORMANCE PIECES (Performed with a backing track)
Kindly refer to the WMC_Drums_Repertoire list.

 

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