A little Q&A on the DrumMantra3030 Course


QUESTION:

Is this a beginner course or an advanced course?

ANSWER:

I would not recommend this course to anyone under 14 if they have less than a couple years of experience in a school band or private lessons (and are incredibly serious).

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. 

This is a tricky question because I think everyone is capable of the material if they are ready to work hard.

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

 

QUESTION:

If I sign up, do I have to start the course on July 1?

ANSWER:

No.

The daily lessons begin on July 1 and will continue every day for 30 days. After that, the course is yours forever.  You can start whenever is good 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 is included in the course?

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. 
  4. You will receive some special bonus material during the course. This bonus material is usually based on my observations on how the course is going. I may send you a special modification video, or a bonus exercise. You just never know until it happens...

 

QUESTION:

What do I need to do this course?

ANSWER:

You need sticks, a practice pad, a bass drum or bass drum pad, 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 is based on the book, all of the written exercises are embedded into the video lessons. 

 

QUESTION: 

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

ANSWER:

Reading will definitely make the course a little more accessible, however, if you can't read very well but are dedicated to the course I believe 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 in an effective way. 

Hopefully sooner than later! I love doing the exercises!

 

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.
(Registration ends Saturday, June 30 at 11:59pm)

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