Drum Curriculum

Learning objectives for the Drum Curriculum:

  • Understand various drumming concepts, approaches and techniques for playing effectively in diverse rock music settings!
  • Identify why grooves sound and feel the way they do!
  • Acquire an authentic sound and feel !
  • Change the sound and feel of any groove to accommodate different genres!
  • Understand basic time!
  • Acquire balance and evenness between hands!
  • Develop basic snare drum reading skills!
  • Improve coordination, touch, and dynamics!
  • Identify blues and gospel roots!
  • Perform with kicks, ensemble figures, and fills!
  • Adapt latin percussion patterns!
  • Know, recognize and feel the clave direction !
  • Coordinate the dominant right hand patterns with clave!
  • Make smooth transitions between sections in music!

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