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Welcome to our Music Diary page for snare and drum kit! 

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice.  We'll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired. 

Regular practice can be fun and will help improve your playing or singing.

Remember - you're in charge of your practice routine so you can work at your own pace.  Keep working on new pieces or skills until you feel confident with them before moving on to the next challenge.  

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Use the Instrumental Update Worksheet to help you get the most from these activities in your practice.

 

Activities



Beginner


Record your practice by colouring in this chart.  How will you celebrate when you've filled it all in?   


Can you identify all the percussion instruments in this quiz?  There are some tricky ones!


  • NHS Chant

How to use your musical skills to cheer for the NHS:


  • Paradiddle Pyramid

Take on the challenge!  Can you complete the paradiddle pyramid?:


  • Grade 1 Rudiments

Some of the essentials that all grade 1 percussionists need to know:


  • Grade 2 Rudiments

Some of the essentials that all grade 2 percussionists need to know:


  • Snare Drum Set Up

Find out how to set up your snare drum correctly, and about the different parts of the drum:


  • Drum Kit Setup

Mr Merry shows you how to set up your kit correctly:


  • Snare Drum Warm Up

Excercises to get warmed up and ready to play:


Find this piece in the beginner booklet and follow Miss Hartley's video to master 'Watch It Crochet!':


  • The Stick Trick

Challenge your friends, family and yourself to the Stick Trick!  It's a fun way to improve your co-ordination:


  • Junk Percussion!

A way to use ordinary things around your house and turn them into musical instruments.  Miss Hartley shows you how:


  • Snare Drum Stamina Building

Build stamina and develop rhythm skills essential for all percussionists:


  • Backstick Challenge

Mr Delaney presents two backstick challenges.  Give them a go!  Challenge yourself and develop your skills at the same time.

Part 1:

Part 2:


  • Clapping Challenge!

Another rhythmic challenge from Miss Hartley!  You'll need a helper too for this one:


Make musical instruments from things you have at home!  All you need is a bucket, some drum sticks or wooden spoons and Miss Hartley's video:


  • Semiquaver Combinations 

Practise semiquaver rhythm patterns with two videos from Mr Hodgson.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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Intermediate


Can you identify all the percussion instruments in this quiz?  There are some tricky ones!


  • NHS Chant

How to use your musical skills to cheer for the NHS:


  • Paradiddle Pyramid

Take on the challenge!  Can you complete the paradiddle pyramid?:


  • Drum Kit Rudiments

A guide to rudiments of the drum kit with Mr Merry:


  • The Stick Trick

Challenge your friends, family and yourself to the Stick Trick!  It's a fun way to improve your co-ordination:


  • Junk Percussion!

A way to use ordinary things around your house and turn them into musical instruments.  Miss Hartley shows you how:


This worksheet will guide you through our online resources in a structured way to help with your practice routine.  It's full of ideas and useful links for percussionists.


  • Clapping Challenge!

Another rhythmic challenge from Miss Hartley!  You'll need a helper too for this one:


  • Backstick Challenge

Mr Delaney presents two backstick challenges.  Give them a go!  Challenge yourself and develop your skills at the same time.

Part 1:

Part 2:


  • Introducing Demisemiquavers on the Snare Drum

A tutorial on demisemiquavers with Mr Hodgson:


Make musical instruments from things you have at home!  All you need is a bucket, some drum sticks or wooden spoons and Miss Hartley's video:

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Advanced


  • Paradiddle Pyramid

Take on the challenge!  Can you complete the paradiddle pyramid?:


  • The Stick Trick

Challenge your friends, family and yourself to the Stick Trick!  It's a fun way to improve your co-ordination:


  • Junk Percussion!

A way to use ordinary things around your house and turn them into musical instruments.  Miss Hartley shows you how:


This worksheet will guide you through our online resources in a structured way to help with your practice routine.  It's full of ideas and useful links for percussionists.


  • Clapping Challenge!

Another rhythmic challenge from Miss Hartley!  You'll need a helper too for this one:


  • Backstick Challenge

Mr Delaney presents two backstick challenges.  Give them a go!  Challenge yourself and develop your skills at the same time.

Part 1:

Part 2:


Make musical instruments from things you have at home!  All you need is a bucket, some drum sticks or wooden spoons and Miss Hartley's video:

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Additional Activities and Resources

Looking for more fun ideas, hints and tips or challenging activities?  Try some of these below:


Free percussion resources website


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