The Tech Class will follow a set curriculum, broken up into 4 sections, each a few weeks long.
This curriculum is designed for beginners and students on a new instrument. It covers marching percussion basics.
Teaching and isolating the 4 stroke types in percussion: full, down, tap, and up.
Check Patterns & Ex. #4
Learn note and rest values and multiple-note/one-hand beat patterns.
Accent/Tap & Exercise #8
Introduce and practice 2-height (2-volume) playing with accents and taps.
Exercises #9 & 10
Staggered accent exercises to practice syncopation: separating pulse from accents.
This curriculum will challenge players to expand their comfort zones and master new skills.
Paradiddles & Para-diddle-diddles
Common rudimental paradiddle figures with variations.
5, 6, and 9-stroke duple rolls with single-note checks and 2 heights.
Tap-5, and 13-stroke triplet rolls with single-note checks and 2 heights.
An advanced flam accent exercise to build mental and manual chops.