Drum Set Fundamentals (MIN2261.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course is for students who have moderate experience in playing drum set, but also for novice. Students who have some background in playing drum set will have an opportunity to fine-tune their fundamentals by working on rudimentary stick control and overall drum set technique, which includes grooves (beats) and drum fills. Students who are new to the drum set will begin with basic coordination on the set, but also learn simple drum set notation to assist in the learning process. Listening, viewing, critiquing, and reviewing drummers who have contributed to the innovation of and art of the drum set is a weekly part of our class experience. Using two drum sets in class to demonstrate an exercise or assignment, students are expected to participate in this
classroom practice. You are encouraged to learn grooves (beats) from a variety of genres including, but not limited to Blues, Funk, Rock, Progressive Rock, Metal, Fusion, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. Homework assignments include – Recording 10 to 15 minutes of your assignment practice, playing with other musicians if possible, attending music workshop, and learning how to maintain the drum set practice space and equipment in the DCB attic, Fireplace room, and practice rooms.

Learning Outcomes:
• Students will broaden their music vocabulary from weekly research and analysis
• Students will strengthen their observation and critiquing skills from weekly viewings and readings
• Students will engage collaboratively
• Students will strengthen their drum set fundamentals

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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