Drum Lessons with Mike Burris – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

Drum Lessons with Mike Burris – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Drums with Mike Burris - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

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Music Meet-Ups – The Advantages of Drum Lessons:

The Advantages of Drum Lessons with Mike Burris:

 

PDF doc:  10 Advantages of Drum Lessons    Watch the video

 

Wikipedia’s value of music lessons – Watch the video

 

Wikipedia’s use of music for therapy – Mike also specializes in Autism Spectrum students Watch the video

 

All Skill Levels are WelcomeWatch the video

 

 

 

 

 

About Mike Burris and his Drum Lessons approach - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

About Mike Burris and his Drum Teaching approach:

 

Mike Burris’ Story –  Watch the video

 

Resumes – Professional careers, Music teaching & performing, etc.  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Mike’s philosophy of teaching drums  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Student-Teacher “contract” of commitment to one another  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Sample Student Assignment & Practice Log  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Sample of Mike’s Assignment & Practice log for lessons with Pete Swan in 2013  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Student Certificate of Achievement  –  Watch the video

 

 

 

Testimonies for Lessons on Drums with Mike Burris of Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Testimonials:

 

View and Send comments about the Website and also its Drum Teaching  Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Drum Lessons with Mike Burris – Who, What, Where, When, and How Much:

 

Photos – Students & Awards, Teaching & Playing Equipment, Performances, etc.  Watch the video

 

Media – YouTube videos, Featured students, etc. Watch the video

 

Teaching locations & equipment Watch the video

 

Scheduling and Rescheduling Watch the video

 

Discounted Teaching Rates Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Motivation for your music and drumming

50% of the battle is getting the rocket off the launching pad and 50% to its destination:

 

Learn the Motivation it takes to get from the Starting line to the Finishing line Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Without the “Why” for studying drums, you will have no sustaining power   Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Here’s Mike’s “Why” for studying drums – what is yours?    Watch the video, and Hear more about what drives me NOW!

 

PDF doc:  What will motivate you to practice drums every day?    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  When you have a resounding “Yes” within you, it’s easier to say “No” to these 9 time-wasters that will rob you of your dreams    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  The effect of videos games on learning    Watch the video

 

 

 

Keys to Success for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

You can take the Long, scenic route or take the Shortcuts from a Pro:

 

PDF doc:  16 Keys to Success Watch the video

 

Video:  22PWG – Key Principles, Fundamentals, Essential keys, and Rudimental teachings for Drumming Success

 

PDF doc:  13 categories of Mike’s favorite teachings for your success   Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  7 ideas for learnings drums faster   Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  11 Ways to Keep your practice fun to practice longer and learn faster    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  5 Motivation Tips and 6 Practice Tips – more ideas for success learning drums    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Audition tips and even more practice tips    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Plan your plan and work your plan – an example from a week of intense practice in 2002    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  An example from 2013  –  Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Mike’s original Skill Pathway Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Learn the basics of What & When to play your particular instrument in music:

 

Role-Guidelines for Drums & Percussion –  Watch the video and Even more about the need

 

 

 

 

 

Feet, Hand, and Stick Technique & Control - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

You can work against the Physics of drumming or learn like a Pro:

 

Some of the various foot/hand/sticking patterns from this Technique & Stick-Control page Watch the video – can also be included as “building blocks” on Drum Rudiments page below to then be given various rhythmic notations and countings further below to create a fundamental “vocabulary” for the drummer to “master” and then build on.  They can be applied to everything in drumming!

 

PDF doc:  The best instructional books, DVDs, etc.    Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Learn Snare and Drum-Set Rudiments from Mike Burris

You can build your Drumming like a “House of Cards” or solidly by Mastering the Rudiments:

 

This Drum rudiments page Watch the video – has the “building blocks” of various hand/sticking patterns form the Technique & Stick-Control page given various rhythmic notations and countings to create a fundamental “vocabulary” for the drummer to “master” and then build on.  This is your “sticking vocabulary” to match up with your “rhythmic vocabulary” from below.

 

See also Drum BeatsDrum Fill-ins, and Drum Fills for more ways to use Drum Rudiments

 

 

 

 

Lear Music Notation and Rhythm from Mike Burris

Learn the Rhythmic Vocabulary of music like a Pro:

 

On this Music Notation page Watch the video – you will also learn the importance of Counting & Singing to learn much faster, and learn comprehensive Rhythm Charts that can also be used for Drum-Set Grooves and Fills.  This is your “rhythmic vocabulary” to match up with your “sticking vocabulary” from above.

 

Polyrhythms – Learn how to Count & Simultaneously Play 2 Cross-Rhythms Watch the video

 

Section & Ensemble Rhythmic Figures using Long-note vs. Short-note interpretation Watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

Improve your Timing - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Notes without Rhythm in Time is just Noise:

 

Use various metronomes, loops, and tracks to help you play with good Timing Watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

Learn Groove Support, Embellish, and Dialogue from Mike Burris

S. E. D. – Support, Embellish, Dialogue to the Music’s Groove!

Drum with BEATS, FILLS, and SOLOS:

 

Use Role-Guidelines to knowing what & when to play Drums & Percussion –  Watch the video and Even more about the need

 

General techniques for making Drum-Set BEATS that Groove –  Watch the video

 

See also Drum Rudiments applied to Drum-BEATS

 

Ear-training MP3s & Videos to learn key Drum-Grooves and play-along to Drum-BEATS in music –  Watch the video

 

Rhythmic-Energy Contours based on where the note-density in a measure is for Internal Phrasing –  Watch the video

 

See also Grooves Page section “Easy Drum-Set BEATS with Zeke Para on Guitar”

 

“Support” or “Lock into” the Groove –  Watch the video

 

“Embellish” or “Enhance” the Groove with ghost-note Fill-ins for Internal Phrasing –  Watch the video

 

See also Drum Rudiments applied to Drum Fill-ins

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove with FILLS in the Breaks –  Watch the video

 

See also Drum Rudiments applied to Drum FILLS

 

“Dialogue” with FILLS for Section & Ensemble Rhythmic Figures using Long-note vs. Short-note interpretation –  Watch the video

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove by adding SOLOS in the bigger Breaks –  Watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

Spontaneous Drumming - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Spontaneous Drums – Improvisation in the Natural & Supernatural Realms:

 

Learn to play DRUMS spontaneously Watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

Music Genres for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Music Genres, Styles, and Songs:

 

Survey of every kind of Music Genre    Watch the video

 

Drumming specific to Music Genres, but also Drum Styles & Meters across Genres    Watch the video

 

PDF doc:  Meeting a Piece of Music for the First Time by Peter Erskine    Watch the video

 

Learn how to Drum to specific Songs    Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Checklists for Pre-Performance and Performance Preparation - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Checklists to prepare for Band Rehearsals and Performances:

 

Spirit-Drums-Practice-BT1:  Practical steps for pre-performance personal drum practice before Band rehearsal  Watch the video

 

Spirit-Drums-Practice-BT2:  After your last Band pre-performance personal drum practice session to prepare for the Band Practice session Watch the video

 

Spirit-Drums-Practice-BT3:  Practical steps for your pre-performance Band rehearsals Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Favorite Links for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Links Favorites for Drum Lessons and this Website:

 

Disclaimer:  The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the referenced videos in the Playlists belong SOLELY to the original artists, and are thus not necessarily those of myself – actually most of them are far from it!  Particularly as a drummer, I rarely listen to the actual words in music or watch the videos, but instead focus on the RHYTHMIC interaction of the vocal melody (if there is one) and other melodic instruments with the supporting RHYTHM section instruments to create the “groove,” with my focus particularly on the drumming.  If the video and/or lyrics are objectionable to you, tune it out, or click to another song – there’s hundreds of thousands of songs to choose from here!  However, my experience has shown that the Christian Genre from the Music Genres page does have worship and lyrics that you can genuinely live by.  Also, YouTube is always changing, so some of these links may be wrong!

 

My Favorite Links:  Music for different Meters, Music Genres, Drum Styles, Drummers, Mike’s Playing, Mike’s Students, and this Website Ministry – Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Drumming by the Spirit - Lessons on Drums with Mike Burris of Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Take your Drumming to a Higher Level –

Learn to practice and perform by-the-means-of the Holy Spirit:

 

Many of Mike Burris’ current teaching videos will likely be influenced and include material from this section, especially the Spirit-Drums-Practice to learn by the Spirit “22 Minutes Playing with God (22PWG)” videos, because “by My Spirit” unlimited skills of God far surpass man’s limited “might and power,” just as Zechariah 4:6 said it would be for the New Covenant era!

 

Practice Drums by the Spirit of God – Watch the video

 

Perform Drums by the Spirit of God – Watch the video

 

See also Learn how to Improvise with Spontaneous Drumming but NOW by the Spirit of God – Watch the video

 

 

 

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