Module 5 Lessons

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    Lesson 1

    8th Note Beats. Hi Hat Upbeats

    After a quick chat on the goals of Module 5, we get straight into a new style. Simon introduces you to the upbeat hi-hat groove in…
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    Lesson 2

    Popular 16th note Hi Hat Groupings with Closed Sticking

    Throughout our previous Modules, you have seen many examples of 8th note and 16th note grooves - the very foundation of countless songs. We will add…
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    Lesson 3

    Popular 16th note Hi Hat Groupings with Open Sticking

    Sometimes the tempo of the song dictates that we have to play faster. Closed sticking can have its limitations at higher tempos, and that's when open…
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    Lesson 4

    8th Note Beats. Adding drags to grooves

    In this lesson, we say hello to our old friend, the rudimental drag. Having learned about them in this Special Feature Video, we have previously seen…
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    Lesson 5

    8th Note Beats. Swung grooves with offbeat snare drum

    Simon discusses what makes a regular 8th note groove straight or swung for the first time. It's a critical part of your musical awareness, as songs…
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    Lesson 6

    8th Note Beats. Swung grooves with offbeat snare and 16th note bass drum

    Now you have the basic concept down; it's time to throw in some 16th note bass drum. We ease you in with five video examples, and…
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    Lesson 7

    16th Note Beats. Swung grooves

    Swinging a 16th note groove is a milestone in learning to play the drums. After a quick introduction using only the hi-hats, Simon demonstrates four popular…
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    Lesson 8

    Jazz. An Introduction

    It's essential that, as musical drummers, we understand what a basic jazz beat is. We can't master this genre in one video, but we can have…
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    Lesson 9

    Triplet Beats. An Introduction

    With so many popular songs written with triplet-based drum beats, it's essential to have a basic understanding of this style. Examining the form, counting, and sticking…
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    Lesson 10

    16th Note Triplets. An Introduction

    In the final lesson of the Module, Simon explains how to identify, read and count the most popular 16th note Triplet groupings. This is a new…

Module 5 Music Notation

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    Notation 1

    Music Notation for Module 5

    In this short video, Simon explains why the majority of music notation needed to complete this Module is already covered in Module 1. We do introduce…