Level One - Step Three

Accents and Taps (4 Basic Strokes)

Watch and play along with the 2 videos to  the right.  Below is the exercise you been to play along with Video 1. Remember to follow the Level One - Step Three Tracking Sheet!

8-4-2-1 Accent Tap - Exercise

Printable Level One

Step Three Tracking Sheet

Video 1

Video 2

Let's put your knowledge to work!

The next is an accent and tap exercise called Schgo Roe The Remix.  This exercise is named after a great friend, instructor and mentor named Dave Roe. Please take everything you have learned so far and put it to work for you.

Here is the sheet music for Schgo Roe The Remix. Only play letter "A" and keep repeating until a member of the Educational Team instructs you to do so.

Snare

Quad

Bass

Cymbal

LEDGEND - notes with triangles pointing down are Down Strokes and notes with triangles pointing up are Up Strokes. All other notes are Free Stoke accents or taps.

Start with just learning letter "A". After you complete 16th Note Grid below add on letter "B". Letter "C" is a tag you only play it the last time through the exercise.

When playing along with the tracks make sure you are standing up and marking time. Very important to also need going over the check list on the right.

Make sure you are following the check list to the right.

This video is just letter "A"

Schgo Roe The Remix Information and

Check List

HOLD ON... It Is Now Time to make both your hands work together!

Now that you have a strong understanding of playing one hand at a time we are going to join them up and play some 16th notes. Start with the Extreme Hands Makeover Step 6: Free Stroke Singles. Play along as many time as it takes to make you feel comfortable. 

Check out the How to: Music Theory Tutorial - Rhythm - Sixteenth Notes to learn how to read 16th notes, rests and partials. When you are understand how to read and count 16th notes move to Bigas Beats - 16th Note Partials

Time to get your Grid on!

the 16th note grid is a great exercise to help understand where each 16th note belong. You can use it to put accents, diddles, flams and multiple bounce strokes on any 16th note you want.

Here is the sheet music for 16th Note Grid with accents. All instrument play the same part. Quads play on drum two.

16th Note Grid

with Accents

16th Note Grid w/ Accents Information and

Check List

LEDGEND - notes with triangles pointing down are Down Strokes and notes with triangles pointing up are Up Strokes. All other notes are Free Stokes.

When playing along with the tracks make sure you are standing up and marking time. Very important to also need going over the check list on the right.

Start with the Intro to 16th Note Grid video. Then go through the videos start at 80bpm and more up when you are ready.

Make sure you are following the check list to the right.

16th Note Partials!

the 16th note partial a.k.a. Bigas Beats. Named after Tom Bigas the instructor who taught it to me back in the day. We are simply removing 16th notes in groups of 4's, 2's and 1's, similarly to 16th Note Grid.

Bigas Beats

Intro Video Sheet Music

Bigas Beats

16th Note Partial Exercise

INTRO VIDEO

Coming Soon

Bigas Beats - 100bpm
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100bpm - Level 1,2,3,4

Bigas Beats - 80bpm
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80bpm - Level 1,2,3,4

Bigas Beats - 110bpm
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110bpm - Level 1,2,3,4

Bigas Beats - 90bpm
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90bpm - Level 1,2,3,4

Bigas Beats - 120bpm
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120bpm - Level 1,2,3

Bigas Beats - 130bpm
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130bpm - Level 1,2,3

Evaluation  for Level One - Step Three

Level One - Step Three

Evaluation Sheet

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