Mark Wessels' A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum Video Lessons
     Graduation Test: 2

In this lesson, you'll test your mastery on all rhythm reading, technique and rudiment at the tempos required for the first half of the book.

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 1. Technique Mastery 2. Rudimental Etude
3. Two Drum Etude  
 

To master this Graduation Test, you must:

At 120 bpm, play the "8 on a hand" exercise and the Single Stroke Roll (starting on R and L hands)

At 140 bpm, play the Single Stroke 4 and Single Stroke 7 rudiments

At 96 bpm, play the "16th Note Timing" exercise

At 102 bpm, play the double stroke rudiments, "Isolated Double Stroke" exercise, and "Extended Doubles" exercises (starting on R and L hands)
    (Rudiments: 5 Stroke Roll, 9 Stroke Roll, 13Stroke Roll and Double Stroke Roll)

At 140 bpm, play the multiple bounce roll, "Bucks in 3 " exercise, "Alternating Accents" exercises and the Single Paradiddle

At 90 bpm, play the Flam rudiments (Alternating Flam, Flam Tap and Flam Paradiddle)

Correctly fill in all Matching, Fill in the Blanks, Draw in the Bar Lines and Drawing exercises

Perfectly play the Etude in "8 Time" along with this accompaniment CD track

Perfectly play the Rhythmic Etude along with this accompaniment CD track

Perfectly play the Rudimental Etude along with this accompaniment CD track

Perfectly play the Two Drum Etude along with this accompaniment CD track

These lessons are excerpted from Mark Wessels' book, A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum, the most comprehensive method available that simultaneously provides instruction for rhythm reading, technique fundamentals, rudimental training, coordination and musicianship necessary for today's well rounded percussionist!

If you like these lessons, we hope that you'll consider purchasing a copy of the book for yourself. Ask for it at your local music store, or order online at http://www.mwpublications.com.



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