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Drumming and Percussion

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Sheila E. Teaches Drumming and Percussion

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Online Drumming and Percussion Course with Sheila E.


Videos Outlines:

1. Meet Your Instructor:

  • Groundbreaking drummer and percussionist Sheila E. welcomes you to her class and shares some of the defining moments from her upbringing that launched her career as a professional musician.


2. Finding Your Rhythm:

  • Sheila demonstrates how to find your rhythm by moving, clapping, and using household objects to make music.


3. Getting Started on the Drums:

  • Sheila introduces you to the drum set and demonstrates three essential warm-ups, also known as rudiments: singles, doubles, and paradiddles.


4. Learning Drum Beats:

  • Sheila breaks down intermediate and advanced drumming techniques for different genres of music.


5. Playing Drums in a Band:

  • Learn about timekeeping, the relationship between drums and bass, and how to drive a song dynamically with a band.


6. Solos and Fills:

  • Your drum solo can say a lot about you as a drummer. Sheila explains when to take a solo, how to improvise, and when to show restraint.


7. Growing as a Bandleader:

  • Sheila talks about what it takes to be a great bandleader and shows you how important it is for a band to prepare, rehearse, and communicate. Watch as she directs her band and they jam together.


8. Training and Conditioning:

  • Sheila discusses the importance of conditioning your body as a drummer and how it can make you a better performer. You’ll also get a glimpse into Sheila’s preshow rituals.


9. "A Love Bizarre" Case Study:

  • Sheila brings together the knowledge and skills covered so far by identifying key drum sections from one of her collaborations with Prince, “A Love Bizarre.”


10. Collaborating With Prince:

  • Sheila shares personal stories and lessons from her years collaborating with Prince.


11. Advice for Musicians:

  • Whether you want to be a professional drummer or you just love playing music, Sheila has some words of wisdom for you.


12. Playing the Congas:

  • Sheila’s musical journey started with the congas. Learn the fundamentals of playing this Latin percussion instrument, from basic setup and sounds to soloing and playing with a band.


13. Playing the Timbales:

  • Sheila is one of the first musicians in popular music to front a band on the timbales. From stick grip techniques to playing on cowbells, Sheila shows you how to play timbales as a solo artist or with a band.


Online Drumming and Percussion Course by Masterclass


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  • Raised in a family of musicians, Sheila E. has collaborated with icons like Marvin Gaye and Ringo Starr and was named one of the all-time greatest drummers by Rolling Stone. Now she teaches you how to find your rhythm. Learn the principles of percussion—with or without a drum set—and discover techniques for dynamic solos and fills. Jam with the Escovedo family and find your own groove, as a beginner or as a bandleader.
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