Q&A on the DrumMantra3030 Course


QUESTION:

Is this a beginner course or an advanced course?

ANSWER:

I think almost everyone is capable of the material if they are ready to work hard.

That being said, I would say this is a somewhat advanced course.

There are exercises in the course that are accessible to many drummers, and there are exercises that challenge some of the most advanced drummers I know. 

Remember - discipline, focus, patience, and dedication are what will get you through the super challenging sections.

 

QUESTION:

Is this an online course or a book?

ANSWER:

The DrumMantra3030 is an online course based on my book, The Foundational Series.

 

QUESTION:

When I sign up, do I have to start on the day the course begins?

ANSWER:

No.

The daily lessons will begin to be delivered at the start of the course and will continue every day for 30 days. After that, the course is yours forever.  You can start whenever is right for you, but the majority of the group will begin on the 1st.

If you can't start the course right away,  you should start with Day 1 whenever you can, and then work your way through the material chronologically. (I highly recommend a daily practice once you begin.)

 

QUESTION:

What does the course include?

ANSWER:

  1. You will receive thirty 30-minute lessons. One a day for thirty days (after that the course is yours forever).
  2. You have the option of being on a Slack Channel with the other participants for the duration of the 30-day course. (Slack is a private social platform for communicating with me as well as the other participants) 
  3. I will do a weekly video conference call for 15-20 minutes. You can log in if you're available and ask questions in a "real-life" setting. 

 

QUESTION:

What do I need to do this course?

ANSWER:

You need sticks, a practice pad or snare, a bass drum pad or bass drum, an internet connection, something to watch the videos on (phone, tablet, laptop), and at least a half an hour a day of undisturbed for 30 days.

 

QUESTION:

Do I need The Foundational Series Book to do the course?

ANSWER:
No. Although the course pulls from the book, all of the written exercises are part of the videos. (The 3030 does reference the Foundational Series book, so if you do have the book, you can use it.)

 

QUESTION: 

Do I need to know how to read music to do this course?

ANSWER:

Reading will make the course a little more accessible. However, if you can't read very well I believe, with dedication and hard work,  you will begin to understand the note values and rhythmic patterns from some of the sections. 

 

QUESTION:
When will the course be offered again?

ANSWER:

I don't know when I will offer the course again.

Because I am doing the course with you, my schedule becomes a factor in being available to oversee the process effectively. My highest concern is that you grow as a player and I want to be available to you as much as possible.

 

I hope this clears up some questions you may have had…
I can’t wait to see you in the 3030!
If you have any other questions regarding the course, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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