Drums

 

 

 

Mike Burris’ Drum & Percussion Teaching:

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Note:  On your phone, PDF documents may only open if you choose the “Save, Replace, or Keep Both” option and then it will be downloaded and notify you of this on the top of your screen.  Open it there or in your Downloads folder and it will give you the option to Open with Adobe Acrobat, Drive, or some other PDF app you have installed on your phone.  If you watch the associated video, it will open in another tab/window so that you can easily bounce back & forth between the PDF doc and the video.  If your screen is big enough you can even arrange the windows next to each other!

 

 

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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

 

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

 

Resumes – Professional, Music teaching & performing, etc.

 

 

 

 

Click on Pic: Testimonials of this ministry and 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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Click on Pic: Learning Drums by God’s Holy Spirit is taking drumming to a whole new level!

 

Most of Mike’s current teaching videos will likely be influenced and include material from these Spirit-Learning videos, because “by My Spirit” unlimited skills far surpass man’s limited “might and power,” just as Zechariah 4:6 said it would be for the New Covenant era!  However, in this section you  will also find valuable pre-group practice and pre-performance set-up tips for all types of drumming!  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

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

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

 

PDF doc:  13 categories of Mike’s favorite teachings for your success   While you watch the Video

 

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

 

PDF doc:  Keeping your practice fun    While you watch the Video

 

PDF doc:  More motivation and practice tips    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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Video:  22PWG – Key Principles or Fundamentals to Master

 

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

 

Role-Guidelines for Drums & Percussion – Knowing what & when to play

 

 

 

 

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 Fill-ins and Drum Fills for more ways to use Drum Rudiments

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Methods to improve your timing

 

Polyrhythms – Cross-rhythms that rarely line up

 

 

 

S. E. D. – Support, Embellish, Dialogue

 

 

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:

 

Ear-training to pick Grooves out of music better

 

“Support” or “Lock into” the Groove

 

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

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove with Fills in the Breaks

 

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

 

“Dialogue” with the Groove by Soloing in bigger Breaks

 

 

 

Click on Pic: Learn to enjoy and expand your appreciation of every kind of music Genre and Style, but also learn the Drum Beats for them.

 

Learn how to S,E,D to various Genres & Styles

 

Learn how to play specific songs

 

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

 

 

 

Proprietary material use:  Any duplication, adaptation, arrangement, or use of the material contained within this website for anything other than non-profit educational purposes requires the written consent of Michael Burris.  Unauthorized uses are an infringement of the U.S. Copyright Act.

 

 

 

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