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Class# Date Period Topics Resources / Homework
1 Fri, 09  Sep 1   Welcome to AMU10D - Pipe Band Drumming !!
There are a number of  booklets used in our course. The tutor books contain all the skills and drills plus elementary repertoire. The "Hot Off the Press" booklet contains the band repertoire currently played by our Senior Drum Corps. Please save these to your computer for easy access.
Tutor Book One
Tutor Book Two
Hot Off the Press

The other on-line book that you will use later on is the theory textbook.

Goals for this course:
a. Develops solid fundamental drumming techniques
b. Learn the basic drum scores played by the Senior Corps
c. Understand the language of music through the study of music theory and history
d. Develop an understanding of current music through listening and analyzing music

2 Tue, 13  Sep 3   Intro to the drum - parts and function of the instruments
Review basic stick grip and playing essentials
 
3 Mon, 19  Sep 1   Lesson 13 exercises and studies
4 Wed, 21  Sep 3   Lesson 14 exercises and studies
5 Fri, 23  Sep 1   Warm up exercises - written down
Review Lesson 13/14 material.
6 Tue, 27  Sep 3   Playing test in partners on Lessons 13/14 from Tutor Book 2
Test on all exercises and study pieces
7 Thu, 29  Sep 1   Lesson 15/16 started. Flam exercises and roll development
Worked on Flam Warmup drill - flams, flamtaps, flamtriplets and flamadiddles
8 Mon, 03  Oct 3   Continue on with Lesson 15/16 from tutor book. review exercises and study pieces
9 Wed, 05  Oct 1   Lead and corps parts for The Highland Laddie. 4 parted 2/4 march. This will be a test piece next week. Work on memorizing the score as well.

Printable score - Highland Laddie
Sound file - Highland Laddie

10 Tue, 11  Oct 3   Review on drums
11 Thu, 13  Oct 1   Test day for Highland Laddie
12 Mon, 17  Oct 3   Lesson 17/18 from tutor book
13 Wed, 19  Oct 1   Continued to work on Lesson 17/18
14 Fri, 21  Oct 3   "Elements of Music" - today we listened to a variety of current radio hits and analyzed the pieces using the "Elements" checklist. Students picked their favourite songs to share.
15 Tue, 25  Oct 1   Worked in "playing partners" to master the study pieces in Lesson 18. Be prepared for a performance quiz on Thursday. We also worked on "Stop That Diddling" from Lesson 20.
16 Thu, 27  Oct 3   Performance quiz on Lesson 17 and 18 from the tutor book.
17 Mon, 31  Oct 1   Listening to music- analysing more charts using the "elements" checklist
18 Wed, 02  Nov 3   Listening to music - mock test
19 Fri, 04  Nov 1   Elements of Music test today
20 Tue, 08  Nov 3   Rudiment and tune review
21 Thu, 10  Nov 1   some playing but mostly talked about the upcoming Bermuda tour on the long weekend
22 Wed, 16  Nov 3   Reviewed the Essential Rudiments and the Basic Tunes in prep for test Friday.
23 Fri, 18  Nov 1   AMR Test - 'The Essential Rudiments" and Basic Tunes to be an effective snare drummer

Check box chart

24 Tue, 22  Nov 3   "Andy's March"  - start working on the 2/4 March. Andy's March sound file

Also, we still start the Society 6/8 score soon. Both these pieces are located in the Hot Off the Press booklet. Society 6/8 sound file

25 Thu, 24  Nov 1   6/8 society
26 Mon, 28  Nov 3   Skills and Drills - Lesson 20/21
27 Wed, 30  Nov 1   6/8 society score
28 Fri, 02  Dec 3   Skills and Drills - Lesson 22
29 Tue, 06  Dec 1   Cadet 3/4 March introduced - this is a standard band tune and played coast to coast
30 Thu, 08  Dec 3   Music listening
31 Mon, 12  Dec 1   Andy's March - parts 1/2
32 Wed, 14  Dec 3   Andy's March - parts 3/4
33 Fri, 16  Dec 1   Practice period on the drums - Andy's March
34 Tue, 20  Dec 3   Skills and Drills - Lesson 23/24
35 Tue, 10  Jan 1   Warmup drills and basic rudiments.

Continued with Andy's March - homework is to record Parts 1/2 for Thursday using Sound Recorder.

36 Thu, 12  Jan 3   30 minutes: Finish recording parts one and two of Andy's march and work on parts three and four. You can split up using the different practice rooms.

Remainder of class: watch the VHS video "Stomp" and in particular take a look a the piece involving brooms. This piece is something we may do for Cadets in Concert this year.

37 Mon, 16  Jan 1   Skills and Drills  - Lesson 25/26
38 Wed, 18  Jan 3   complete recording of Andy's March and send in via email
partner pairs - work on Massed Band 6/8
Go to Daybook and open theory book - start in on Level 1 exercises
- save the page to "one note" and then you can use your pen to draw on your tablet
39 Fri, 20  Jan 1   Review marches for warmup
6/8 March for Massed Band
Theory Basic Level exercises - to be completed over weekend
40 Tue, 24  Jan 3   Reviewed the lines, spaces, time signatures, note values.
6/8 March
41 Thu, 26  Jan 1   Reviewed metric accent
42 Tue, 31  Jan 3   Reviewed half steps and whole steps. Continue with 6/8 march
43 Thu, 02  Feb 1   Music listening day
44 Mon, 06  Feb 3   Skills and Drills - Lesson 27/28
45 Wed, 08  Feb 1   Playing test on "new" 6/8 march
46 Fri, 10  Feb 3   Theory - Introduction to major scale TTS TTTS pattern
47 Tue, 14  Feb 1   Skills and Drills - Lesson 29/30
48 Thu, 16  Feb 3   Skills and Drils - Lesson 31/32
49 Wed, 22  Feb 1   Theory -writing major scales
50 Fri, 24  Feb 3   Music listening day
51 Tue, 28  Feb 1   Cadet 4/4 Drum Score  Sound recording
52 Thu, 01  Mar 3   Cadets in Concert - improv piece and in-class rhythmic layering exercise
53 Mon, 05  Mar 1   Prepare for Cadets in Concert, continued with Cadet 4/4 score
54 Wed, 07  Mar 3   Cleanup from Cadets in Concert
55 Tue, 27  Mar 1   Welcome Back. Warmup rhythm (you wrote it down on one-note)

tap-paradiddle-tap-paradiddle-paradiddle
add flams
add triplet
add roll

Theory - writing the order of sharps and flats (p38)

56 Thu, 29  Mar 3   Theory - cycle of fifths and fourths (p39)
57 Mon, 02  Apr 1   theory quiz and review, (piano keyboard, writing key signatures, cycle of fifths, and fourths)
58 Wed, 04  Apr 3    Outdoor playing if possible, Theory - relative minors p 50-51 Scale degrees and intervals, basic chords
59 Tue, 10  Apr 1   theory quiz and review, outdoor playing
60 Thu, 12  Apr 3   Playing test on Cadet 4/4
61 Mon, 16  Apr 1   Theory main test
62 Wed, 18  Apr 3   Ceremonial drum music, Adv/Gen Salute, Drummers Call and Rouse
63 Fri, 20  Apr 1   History 1,  and Ceremonial music

Instruments and Music History Interactive Website

64 Tue, 24  Apr 3   Outdoor playing if weather permits
65 Thu, 26  Apr 1 History 2,
66 Mon, 30  Apr 3   Ceremonial music playing quiz
67 Wed, 02  May 1   History 3
68 Fri, 04  May 3   Intro to ISU, Project, Marking Rubric. Today we will start the research portion
69 Tue, 08  May 1   ISU - creation of presention using Powerpoint, Prezi or other cool program
70 Thu, 10  May 3   ISU - finish up projects and prepare music/video examples
71 Mon, 14  May 1   ISU - presentations in class
72 Wed, 16  May 3   ISU - presentations in class
73 Tue, 22  May 1   Playing exam prep - the final playing exam is all the standard band repertoire, played on the drum outdoors, on the march.
74 Thu, 24  May 3   Playing exam prep -
75 Mon, 28  May 1   Playing exam ( in class)
76 Wed, 30  May 3   Playing exam (in class)