Curriculum

Counting Out Loud - Drum Lessons in Churchville, PA

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  • Hand position
    • Matched grip
    • Traditional grip
    • Fulcrum
    • The “cradle”
  • Basic strokes
    • Arm and wrist motions
    • Ergonomic movements
  • Rudiments
  • Reading
    • Snare drum notation
    • Drum set charts
    • Sight reading fluency
  • Drum Set Styles
    • Rock
    • Funk
    • R&B
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
      • Swing
      • Brushes
      • 3/4 time
      • Bebop
    • New Orleans Drumming
      • Second Line
      • Cajun
      • Zydeco
    • Blues Drumming
      • Shuffles
      • Slow 12/8
      • Boogaloo
      • Blues Rumba
      • Train Beat
    • Brazilian Drumming
      • Bossa Nova
      • Samba
      • Baião
    • Afro Cuban
      • The Clave
        • Son Clave
        • Rumba Clave
      • Mambo
      • Cha Cha Cha
      • 6/8 or Bembe
      • Songo
      • Guaguanco
    • Caribbean
      • Calypso
      • Reggae
      • Soca
      • Merenque
    • Odd time signatures
    • Transcribing
    • Groove
      • Playing for the song
      • Interacting and communicating with other musicians