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Sunday, July 30 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Alternative Drumming(Bucket Drumming 101) FULL

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This session will explore alternate forms of percussion to drum set including bucket drumming, shakers, cajons, and djembes. The bucket drumming portion of the session will cover why to teach bucket drumming, practical ideas and routines for doing so, and a number of group activities to do with bucket drums. A portion of the session will be devoted to exploring other percussion instruments so teachers leave feeling confident in some of the typical ways these instruments are played and used. Knowing that many teachers already do bucket drumming in their classrooms, time will be allocated for attendees to volunteer to share any of the activities they use in their classroom so everyone leaves with even more resources.

In addition, teachers will be show the merits of bucket drumming through the lens of adapting lessons back to the standard drum kit. Time will be taken after the bucket drumming section to transform the buckets into “”mini kits,” consisting of two buckets a piece. Attendees will then rotate on and off of the bucket kits, taught the basic back beat, and given the opportunity to solo over other guests in the circle.

Lastly, A section on triplets in the context of drum fills and improvisation will round out the session. Teachers will be prompted with examples of triplet fills in order to add more color, and expression into their playing. A presentation on the “Triplet Chart” will be given in order to give students and teachers alike the access to attempting triplet fills. Improvisation will be pushed heavily; teachers will be encouraged to come up with their own fills using the chart for iconic representation of their own creation.

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Ian Cummings

Recording Studio Teacher, Wiliamsburg Charter High School
Ian Cummings is a music educator and musician living in New York City. Currently, Ian is the Recording Studio Teacher at Williamsburg Charter High School. Previously, Ian taught music production and modern band at Eagle Academy for Young Men II in the Brownsville neighborhood of... Read More →
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Adam Korner

Program Services Coordinator, Little Kids Rock
Adam is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in American Studies and has been working with the Programs department of Little Kids Rock for the past year. For the company he is Lauren Kirk's right hand man and deals directly with teacher relations, so please say hi! H... Read More →

Sunday July 30, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom C/D

Attendees (75)

Waitlist (7)