Drums – Music Meet-Ups by Mike Burris

 

Drums – Lessons by Mike Burris for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

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

 

 

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Music Meet-Ups – The Advantages of Drum Lessons:

 

PDF doc:  10 Advantages of Drum Lessons    While you watch the Video

 

Wikipedia’s value of music lessons

 

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

 

 

 

About Mike Burris and his Drum Lessons approach:

 

Mike Burris’ Story

 

PDF doc:  Mike’s philosophy of teaching drums  –  While you watch the Video

 

Resumes – Professional, Music teaching & performing, etc.

 

 

 

Who, What & Where about Music Meet-Ups Lessons on Drums with Mike Burris:

 

 

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

Click on Pic: Testimonials of this Website and Mike Burris’ Drum Teaching !

 

Pictures – Mike’s equipment, performances, students & awards, teaching clinics, etc.

 

PDF doc:  Student Certificate of Achievement

 

Media – YouTube videos, Featured students, etc.

 

Teaching locations

 

 

 

 

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

Click on Pic: Mike Burris’ drum teaching rates.

 

Scheduling and Rescheduling

 

PDF doc:  Student-Teacher “contract” of commitment to one another

 

PDF doc:  Student Assignment & Practice Log

 

PDF doc:  Example of Mike’s Assignment & Practice log for lessons with Pete Swan in 2013

 

 

 

 

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

Click on Pic: Practicing to Learn Drums by God’s Holy Spirit takes drumming to a whole new level!

 

In this section YOU will find valuable pre-band-rehearsal practice and pre-band-performance set-up tips for all types of drumming other than just Worship music.   Also, many of Mike Burris’ current teaching videos will likely be influenced and include material from this section and the accompanying Spirit-Drums-Practice to learn by the Spirit 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!  In the other drum pages, the Spirit-Practice-Drums material will thus be marked “22PWG,” which stands for “22 minutes Playing with God,” and these will be interspersed with all the other drum-teaching videos on my  YouTube channel.

 

Performing Drums by the Spirit of God

 

See also Learn how to Improvise with Spontaneous Drumming

 

 

 

Motivation for your music and drumming

Click on Pic: Get and stay motivated with your drumming!

 

PDF doc:  Without the “Why” for studying drums, you will have no sustaining power   While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  Here’s Mike’s “Why” for studying drums – what is yours?    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  What will motivate you to practice drums every day?    While you 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    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  The effect of videos games on learning    While you watch the Video

 

 

 

 

Keys to Success for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Click on Pic: 16 keys for music success – Mike’s best teachings over 24 years!

 

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   While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  7 ideas for learnings drums faster   While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  11 Ways to Keep your practice fun to practice longer and learn faster    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  5 Motivation Tips and 6 Practice Tips – more ideas for success learning drums    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  Audition tips and even more practice tips    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  Plan your plan and work your plan – an example from a week of intense practice in 2002    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  An example from 2013  –  While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  Mike’s original Skill Pathway

 

 

 

 

Hand, Feet, and Stick Technique for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Click on Pic: Improve your Hand & Feet Technique for better Control.

 

PDF doc:  The best instructional books, DVDs, etc.    While you watch the Video

 

Role-Guidelines for Drums & Percussion – knowing What & When to play

 

 

 

 

Learn Snare and Drum-Set Rudiments from Mike Burris

Click on Pic: Learn the fundamental building blocks of all drumming – this is your “sticking vocabulary” to match up with your “rhythmic vocabulary” below.

 

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

 

 

 

Music Meet-Ups Lessons on Drums with Mike Burris –

Learn to Read and Play Rhythm:

 

 

Lear Music Notation and Rhythm from Mike Burris

Click on Pic: Music Notation, the importance of counting and singing to learn faster, and Rhythm charts for beats and fills. This is your “rhythmic vocabulary” to match up with your “sticking vocabulary” above.

 

Tools to improve your Timing

 

Polyrhythms – Cross-rhythms that rarely line up

 

 

 

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

 

 

Learn Groove Support, Embellish, and Dialogue from Mike Burris

Groove is Master! As a musician, if you S.E.D. it well, you will stay out of the D.E.S. Learn how to get Groovy below:

 

 

Use Role-Guidelines to knowing what & when to play in Drums & Percussion

 

General techniques for making Drum-set Beats that Groove

 

See also Drum Rudiments for Drum Beats

 

Ear-training MP3s & Videos to learn key Drum-Grooves and play-along to Drum-Beats in music

 

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

 

Easy Drum-set Grooves with Zeke Para on Guitar

 

“Support” or “Lock into” the Groove

 

“Embellish” or “Enhance” the Groove with ghost-note Fill-ins

 

See also Drum Rudiments for Drum Fill-ins

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove with Fills in the Breaks

 

See also Drum Rudiments for Drum Fills

 

“Support, Embellish, and Dialogue” with Section & Ensemble Rhythmic Figures – Long-note vs. Short-note interpretation

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove by Soloing in bigger Breaks

 

Learn how to Improvise with Spontaneous Drumming

 

Tools to improve your Timing

 

Learn how to S. E. D. to various Drumming Styles &  Music Genres below 

 

 

Music Meet-Ups Lessons on Drums with Mike Burris –

Play songs from all the Music Genres:

 

 

Music Genres for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Click on Pic: Learn to enjoy and expand your appreciation of every kind of Music Genre

 

 

Learn how to play Drums to specific songs

 

PDF doc:  Meeting a Piece of Music for the First Time by Peter Erskine    While you watch the Video

 

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

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