Drums

Timing

Typically S1/2 Term 4 new timetable or S2, Term 1

Duration

TBA

Summary

Introduction to drums, starting with basic 8-beat rock ‘off-kit’ (right foot + hands on knees), progressing to kit when coordination mastered and adding simple fill (RH from hi-hat to snare), crash cymbal and maybe kick drum variations as/when appropriate.

Experiences & Outcomes

EXA 3-16a

Teaching Notes

‘Keep your foot down except when it’s up!’
Continuous RH (pattern never changes at this stage) through fills and crashes.
Try in pairs (one on hi-hat and one on kick/snare) if not ready to try alone.

Building a four-bar drum rhythm (site download).

Count aloud when adding fill (4th bar) and/or crash (return to 1st):

1       |        |        |        |
 &2&3&4&|2&2&3&4&|3&2&3&4&|        |
        |        |        |4&2&3&4&|

Target kick drum coming out of fill if it’s missing!

        |1
        | &2&3&4&|
4&2&3&4&|

K       |K