Private lesson - composition feedback

Private lesson - composition feedback

Thu, 2018-04-12 16:30 to 17:30
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Kauai Veterans' Center
3215 Kapule Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766


section-by-section demo

breaking up piece into differently sized boxes (line-by-line)

evaluating each line for its "emotional content"
- turning that knob to 11 (i.e. "If this line feels 'crusing' how do I make it MORE 'cruising'")
- trying not to judge (no good or bad... that comes only with context)

building the "decision tree"
- taking a leap one way or the other, again and again, until you find something

composing as a group vs individual
- power of group brainstorming, enthusiasm, due dates
- "too many cooks" problem solved by small composition tasks for individuals


Wrap up: 

Enthusiastic, curious players.  Felt the overview of a step-by-step approach to tacking a rhythm might have the most impact convincing these players they're not limited by age.  Hope the hurried mix of strike fundamentals and multi-drum techniques proves useful too.

Additional info

- Youtube search for "drum strike technique"
- Thoughts on Practice essay


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