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Montreal & Online Drum Lessons
(An approach applicable to All Styles, including Hand Techniques)

Musician: "Wold-Class" Drummer & Teacher

                 

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Instructional Drum Set Lessons |Studies

 

 

Drum Set Studies

Individualized studies for each student, based on level and goals. Instruction types (Reading, Hand Techniques, & Coordinated Independence) can combined at various percentages to achieve your goals and results within a "rational" time frame to meet your needs. It's also possible for more "focused" or targeted coaching for specific interests or challenging areas. Below are some descriptions...

Instructional Level

Reading Proficiency - Primary focus provides drummers with the fundamentals to developing the skill of reading single-line rhythms. The Reading Proficiency Program consists of a series of progressive course levels from entry level to advanced. Students also learn sight-reading skills and the ability to interpret music from a wide variety of sources and formats.

Hand Technique(s) 101 - Description: Primary focus provides drummers with the essentials to develop hand techniques. Students are introduced to the study of rudimental drumming as the foundation for a solid drumming technique. Emphasis on Grip, Fulcrum, Rebound, etc. including:

  • Ruffs
  • Rolls
  • Diddles
  • Drags
  • Flams

Coordinated Independence Development - Provides drummers with development of abilities on the drum set. Emphasis on “time keeping” functions within a virtual rhythm section. Students work on the instrument to develop the conceptual framework and application of applied techniques to perform in a rhythm section setting in a designated a contemporary Rock root style.

Intermediate Level

Reading Proficiency - Primary focus provides drummers further development of the skill of reading single-line rhythms. The Program continues the series with progressive course levels from Intermediate level to advanced. Students continue to learn sight-reading skills and the ability to interpret music from a wide variety of sources and formats.

Hand Techniques 201 - There are no known authoritative books that describe the "HOW" of developing this hand technique. It is taught verbally. Jacob continues to pass on this tradition.

Stylistic Development - Students learn a variety of styles. Students apply what they have learned by playing with a click track and vitrual Play Along rhythm section. Consisting of Style Analysis... Styles include: Contemporary Rock, Contemporary Funk, Hip Hop, etc.

Advanced & Professional Studies

Hand Technique 301 - Again, there are no known authoritative books that describe the "HOW" of developing this hand technique. it's was taught "one on one", and continues to be taught verbally.

Stylistic Development - Students learn a variety of styles. Students apply what they have learned by playing with a click track and Play Along rhythm section. Consisting of Style Analysis, Groove Mechanics.
Styles include: Contemporary Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Funk, Contemporary Afro-Cuban, New Orleans, Caribbean, Brazilian, Hip Hop, etc.

Time and Groove Development - Can be "Style-Specific" or "A General Approach"- Focuses on the importance of playing in time, avoiding antagonistic muscle movements, developing flow, while maintaining a musical groove and feel, no matter what the technical challenge.

  • Focused Jazz Workshop - ask about
  • Focused Latin/ Afro Cuban Workshop - ask about
  • Focused Funk Workshop - ask about

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