Mark Wessels' A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum Video Lessons
     Lesson NINE

In this lesson, you'll learn a new exercise, two new rudiments, a duet for 2 players, a new 8th/16th rhythm pattern and an etude for 2 drums.

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 1. Intro & New Exercise: "Isolated Accents" 2. New Rudiments: Single Stroke 7, Flam Paradiddle
3. Duet for Two Players 4. New Rhythm: "1 - & a" / "1 - te ta"
5. Two Drum Etude 6. Rudimental Etude #7

To master this lesson, you must:

At 90 bpm and 136 bpm, practice the "8 on a hand" exercise everyday (at least 30 seconds at each tempo)

At 94 bpm, practice the single stroke RUDIMENTS everyday for at least 30 seconds
    (Rudiments: Single Stroke Roll, Single Stroke 4, Single Stroke 7)

At 98 bpm, practice the double stroke RUDIMENTS, and "Isolated Double Stroke" exercise everyday for at least 30 seconds
    (Rudiment combination exercise: 5/9/13/double stroke roll)

At 130 bpm, practice the multiple bounce and flam RUDIMENTS, "Bucks in Three" exercise and Single Paradiddle everyday for at least 30 seconds
    (Rudiments: Multiple Bounce Roll, "buzz 5/9/13", Alternating Flam, Flam Tap, Flam Paradiddle/Step One)

Practice the "Extended Doubles" exercise (no sticks, hands on leg) for 1 minute – as fast and as loud as possible!

Perfectly play the Duet (page 24) with the accompaniment CD track

Perfectly play Key Exercises, Appendix Lines (page 61), Playing Exercises (page 25) and the "Two Drum Etude" (line #8) while tapping the foot and counting out loud with these accompaniment CD tracks:  |  Key Exercises  |  Appendix Lines  |  Playing Exercises  |  Two Drum Etude  |

Perfectly play the Rudimental Etude #7 (line #9, page 25) at 98 bpm, using double stroke rolls AND at 130 bpm using multiple bounce rolls

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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