Advanced

Overview

Serious drumming requires discipline. Advanced drumming involves thinking out-of-the-box and being able to excel in sticking, grooves, rhythm patterns, independence, drum fills, and every other drum rudiment.

The Advanced Course is very comprehensive and students would require a deeper understanding of drum theory, techniques, rudiments, and foundation. This course is designed to maximize our students’ potential, disciplining them towards becoming a professional.

We recommend this course for drummers who have a good foundation in drumming and want to be challenged. All modules are an in-depth study of stylist playing and authenticity, musicianship, rhythm and groove, advanced techniques and creativity.

Successful completion of the Intermediate Course entitles students to enrol for our Advanced classes. New students with drumming fundamentals are welcome to enrol upon passing an assessment.

Advanced Level 1 : ROCK & POP SPECIALIZATION

Rock & Pop is a genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the 1950s. Majority of the radio hits and popular music is made of Rock & Pop today. The Rock & Pop Specialization includes:

  • Advanced Drum Fills and Double Bass Patterns
  • Demi-Semiquavers and Advanced Speed Techniques
  • Rolls Application and Crossovers
  • Drum Solo, Improvisation and Independence
  • Rock Music Composition
  • Chart-Writing & Aural Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications
  • Creative Drumming
  • Groove & Beats Composition
  • Groove & Permutation Studies
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading

Advanced Level 2 : R&B, HIP-HOP, & FUNK SPECIALIZATION

This specialization contains more upbeat syncopated rhythms. A major move away from the usual Rock & Pop songs that became popular with modern drumming. It incorporates note displacements, shuffles and creative phrasing bringing out the best of today's music. The R&B, Hip-Hop & Funk Specialization includes:

  • Advanced Drum Fills and Single Bass Patterns
  • Demi-Semiquavers and Advanced Speed Techniques
  • Swivel Technique, Heel-Toe Technique
  • Advanced Beat Displacements
  • Advanced Paradiddles and Applications
  • Chart-Writing & Aural Studies
  • Drum Solo Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications and Advanced Six-Stroke Applications
  • Linear Drumming and Gospel Chops
  • Groove & Permutation Studies
  • Advance Speed Techniques
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading

Advanced Level 3 : Latin & Jazz drumming

Latin & Jazz drumming continues to evolve along with the music through the 20th century. The influence of African Music and rhythms on the general mix that created jazz is profound. The Latin & Jazz Specialization includes:

  • Third Hand Concepts
  • Advanced Beat Displacements
  • Independence & Syncopation
  • Advanced Latin Beats
  • One, Two and Four-bar phrases
  • Samba, Mambo & Songo
  • Advanced Drum Fills
  • Drum Solo Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications
  • Creative Drumming
  • Groove & Beats Composition
  • Advance Speed Techniques
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading

Advanced Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MDS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Advanced Level 1 to 3 $195 $290 $195 each

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Advanced Level 1 to 3 $210 $310 $210 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

Advanced Video Promo

Video Features:

Here’s Ben’s take on this hit song, Day Tripper by David Cook.
Indeed he displays some serious demi-semiquaver chops he has been learning in his Advanced Level 1 class with his drum educator, James Pang.

You can find these other songs that Ben recorded with My Drum School:
Show Me What You Got
Praise You
Just Wanna Say
Take It All

Overview

Overview

Serious drumming requires discipline. Advanced drumming involves thinking out-of-the-box and being able to excel in sticking, grooves, rhythm patterns, independence, drum fills, and every other drum rudiment.

The Advanced Course is very comprehensive and students would require a deeper understanding of drum theory, techniques, rudiments, and foundation. This course is designed to maximize our students’ potential, disciplining them towards becoming a professional.

We recommend this course for drummers who have a good foundation in drumming and want to be challenged. All modules are an in-depth study of stylist playing and authenticity, musicianship, rhythm and groove, advanced techniques and creativity.

Successful completion of the Intermediate Course entitles students to enrol for our Advanced classes. New students with drumming fundamentals are welcome to enrol upon passing an assessment.

Advanced Level 1

Advanced Level 1 : ROCK & POP SPECIALIZATION

Rock & Pop is a genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the 1950s. Majority of the radio hits and popular music is made of Rock & Pop today. The Rock & Pop Specialization includes:

  • Advanced Drum Fills and Double Bass Patterns
  • Demi-Semiquavers and Advanced Speed Techniques
  • Rolls Application and Crossovers
  • Drum Solo, Improvisation and Independence
  • Rock Music Composition
  • Chart-Writing & Aural Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications
  • Creative Drumming
  • Groove & Beats Composition
  • Groove & Permutation Studies
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading
Advanced Level 2

Advanced Level 2 : R&B, HIP-HOP, & FUNK SPECIALIZATION

This specialization contains more upbeat syncopated rhythms. A major move away from the usual Rock & Pop songs that became popular with modern drumming. It incorporates note displacements, shuffles and creative phrasing bringing out the best of today's music. The R&B, Hip-Hop & Funk Specialization includes:

  • Advanced Drum Fills and Single Bass Patterns
  • Demi-Semiquavers and Advanced Speed Techniques
  • Swivel Technique, Heel-Toe Technique
  • Advanced Beat Displacements
  • Advanced Paradiddles and Applications
  • Chart-Writing & Aural Studies
  • Drum Solo Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications and Advanced Six-Stroke Applications
  • Linear Drumming and Gospel Chops
  • Groove & Permutation Studies
  • Advance Speed Techniques
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading
Advanced Level 3

Advanced Level 3 : Latin & Jazz drumming

Latin & Jazz drumming continues to evolve along with the music through the 20th century. The influence of African Music and rhythms on the general mix that created jazz is profound. The Latin & Jazz Specialization includes:

  • Third Hand Concepts
  • Advanced Beat Displacements
  • Independence & Syncopation
  • Advanced Latin Beats
  • One, Two and Four-bar phrases
  • Samba, Mambo & Songo
  • Advanced Drum Fills
  • Drum Solo Studies
  • Sextuplet Applications
  • Creative Drumming
  • Groove & Beats Composition
  • Advance Speed Techniques
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading
Advanced Fee Structure

Advanced Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MDS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Advanced Level 1 to 3 $195 $290 $195 each

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Advanced Level 1 to 3 $210 $310 $210 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

Advanced Video Promo

Advanced Video Promo

Video Features:

Here’s Ben’s take on this hit song, Day Tripper by David Cook.
Indeed he displays some serious demi-semiquaver chops he has been learning in his Advanced Level 1 class with his drum educator, James Pang.

You can find these other songs that Ben recorded with My Drum School:
Show Me What You Got
Praise You
Just Wanna Say
Take It All