On January 30, 2021, we began a weekly online practice session based on the first book in the DrumMantra collection, The Foundational Series. I devised a way for it to take 26 hour-long sessions to go through the book in its entirety. We are currently on Week 17 of the second round right now - but anyone can jump in at any point because PRACTICE IS PRACTICE.
For several years the students in the DrumMantra Lesson Vault have been asking me to either create another course like the 3030 or a practice session for my second book, The Primary Series.
Whereas the Foundational Series has three sections, the Primary Series has eleven, making it a bit more challenging to figure out how to present the material in a linear fashion that is cohesive and logical.
I finally sat down a few weeks ago and started mapping it all out, putting pages in order, creating play-alongs, etc. in preparation for what is now the THIRD live weekly practice session that we are now doing at DrumMantra.
I'm thrilled to announce that the very first Primary Series online practice session will happen this Saturday, December 5 at 9:30am CST!!
WHAT LEVEL PLAYER IS THE PRIMARY SERIES FOR?
The Primary Series is an advanced concepts book. A strong understanding & ability to play polymetric coordination patterns is definitely at the core of this practice. Being ready to venture into concepts like "non-native polymeters", which would be something like playing a dotted eighth note alongside a five-note grouping in 4/4 time will be kind of where these exercises will live.
If you completed the DrumMantra3030 course with reasonable success (able to complete the course and able to play Day 30 with few to no mistakes) the Primary Series classes will be for you.
If you haven't taken the 3030 course or come to any of the Foundational Series classes, you could certainly come to the Primary Series class and then make a decision on where you think you should be for the most benefit to your practice.
I encourage you to check it out, have a solid practice for an hour, and then decide if it's too much or if it's just right:-)
The Weekly DrumMantra Practice Sessions happen live on Zoom 3 times a week!
Tuesdays (Foundational Series) at 7pm CST
Saturdays (Primary Series) at 9:30am CST
Sundays (Foundational Series) at 12pm CST
Classes are $10 each or you can purchase a 10-class pass for $90.
Members of the Lesson Vault Community are granted 6 practice sessions/month for free.
For more information on becoming a member of the Lesson Vault CLICK HERE