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A project made possible by the Aldir Blanc/Andradas City Hall Act, the mini-course aims to offer a series of video lessons for beginners in the study of drums for free, aiming to serve an audience that is often unassisted, such as self-taught drummers, instrumentalists (various instruments) and singers ; especially laypeople who are interested and/or curious about teaching and learning the drums.


In this first class I talk a little about the emergence of the instrument, I present the names of the drum parts and I also show how to study without having an instrument at home. 


In this second class I'm going to talk about how to take the sticks, and explain a little about a way that I believe is very effective to start studying the drums. I suggest that you practice the movement slowly, and attentively to all the details that I explain in the video, such as: hand relaxation; arm movement; touching the drumstick to the skin and not holding it (sticking the drumstick); the stick must give a single stroke, not bounce; relaxed shoulders;


In this 4th class, I bring a series of exercises inspired by Prof. Ted Reed, which I believe are extremely important for a good initiation to the instrument, as it works on motor coordination between snare drum and bass drum, counting (1e2e3e4e) strengthens the spatial notion for a better understanding of reading, and the work of synchronization between bass drum and bass .


In this class, I propose some essential technical exercises for you to develop a good relationship between the grip of the stick, the movement suggested for playing (class 2), the sound of touching the head of the snare drum. In addition, I also suggest an exercise that works on motor coordination, exercising box, bass drum and hi-hat.


In this class "at last" we arrived at the most awaited moment - making rhythm on the drums, playing a rock beat!!! Yes!! I agree that this part is the coolest, and the one we like to do the most, that is, playing rhythms, playing with our friends, putting into practice why we are playing this instrument. 1st Tip - Even if you are playing the rhythms, keep an eye on the previous exercises such as: Posture, tension and relaxation of the hand, play the snare drum without hitting the stick, especially the sound you are getting from the instrument (if you have an instrument). 2nd Tip - Practice each groove many times, until you are confident, and then start playing 4x on the hi-hat and 4x on the cymbal.


Assuming you've studied rock variations and are playing it safe. In this class I propose to insert a new element, the marking of time (pulsation) on the left foot (hi-hat). As I explain in the video, while driving the rhythm on the hi-hat (HH), marking must be performed by heel movement, that is, the cymbals will remain closed. When the conduction goes to the conduction plate, then yes, the marking must be done by stepping.


Hi guys, how are you? Moving forward a little on the content of rock grooves, in this 7th class I propose variations that present in their construction, notes located outside the conduction performed by the hi-hat, which will certainly expand your groove repertoire.


Coming to the end of this mini-course "Learning Battery from Zero", in this eighth and final video lesson, I propose the insertion of time keeping on the hi-hat (HH), sometimes marking the heel, sometimes stepping, as done in class 6, I hope I have contributed in some way In this way, the purpose of this project was really to provide free access to information related to the initiation of battery studies. Special thanks to Andradas City Hall, Municipal Secretary of Agriculture, Environment, Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, Lei Aldir Blanc.

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