Intermediate Drum Set (Fundamentals) (MIN4023.01) (cancelled 5/8/2024)

Michael Wimberly

This course is for students who have experience in playing drum set. In this 7 week class, students will fine-tune their stick control, hi-hat, cymbal, and bass drum technique, grooves, and drum fills. Listening, viewing, and reviewing drummers who have contributed to the innovation of the art of the drum set is a weekly part of our class discussion. We will use 2 drum sets in class to demonstrate an exercise or assignment. Students are expected to participate in this classroom practice. You are expected to learn grooves from a variety of genres including, but not limited to Blues, Funk, Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. Homework assignments include: Recording 15 minutes of your practice for weekly submission, playing with other musicians, attending music workshop, and maintaining the drum set practice space and equipment in the DCB attic and Fireplace room.

Learning Outcomes:
Becoming a better musician
Gaining better stick and pedal control
Figuring out what the drummer is playing on a recording (getting better at dictation)
Hearing your development from recording weekly practices
Showcasing your talent with your peers

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Audition required; auditions will take place on May 9 and 10th.. Contact Michael Wimberly ( to schedule an audition. Students interested in advancing their skills on drum set need to play along to a song and demonstrate the rudiments they know.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Course Frequency: Once a year

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