Essential Skills Courses for drums

Essential Skills Course for drums - debut to grade 5

Award winning Essential Skills Course for drums, debut grade to grade five

Available at https://gigajamvle.com for students

Avaialble at https://gigajamonline.com for online students

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Essential Jazz Skills Course for drums 

The Essential Jazz Skills course for drums required to support your journey as a Jazz drummer.

The course covers:

  • Simple Jazz time,

  • Comping with hands and bass drum, 

  • Triplet fills,

  • Applying stickings and subdivisions to develop hand control

Version control  01/07/2022 11 Units

Essential Extension Skills Course for drums - Hi Hat Control

THe Hi Hat Control extension course is designed to extend use of the pedalled hi hat to provide greater control of the drum kit.

During the Essential Skills Course, the focus of 4 way co-ordination centres around keeping  the hi hat foot still and the pedal closed.

This extension course returns to each lesson and adds pedalled ostinatos (regularly repeated patterns) using the hi hat foot, and moves the ride lines to the ride cymbal.

In essence, the course focuses on maintianing a pulse on the hi hat pedal against grooves and fills,

Version 05/07/2022 3 Units (debut grade)

Essential Extension Skills Course for drums - Hand Control
Rudiments

The Hand Control extension course is designed to develop the coordination of your hands, to help you enjoy more control of your hand movements and therefore the patterns you can play between you hands.

During the Essential Skills Course, the focus of hands as been on developing even singles and then being able to play accents with both left and right hands to create phrases.

This extension course returns to develops the work on singles in lessons 2 and 3, and builds on the hand control we developed in lessons 7 and 8, Introducing phrasing and developing phrases.

Version 13/07/2022 6 Units (debut grade, grade 1, grade 2 and tech store material)