production through performance
music technology curriculum
2.3 lesson plan // drum pattern writing
Create original grooves together as a class.
Get into partners, play the original grooves for each other, and mock grade them with the performance rubric.
Have class performances of the original grooves prior to the performance assessment.
Write a drum beat using eighth note, eighth note triplet, and sixteenth note subdivisions.
Check grooves upon completion.
Practice and perform each groove four times with a metronome at 76. Assess with the performance rubric.
Play and record four measures of each groove as separate takes with a measure of rest in between each subdivision on Soundtrap.
Eliminate the eighth note triplet groove.
Fill out the hihat and snare for each groove and have the students fill in the beat map for the kick drum only.
Limit the amount of kick drum attacks to three.
Write two measure drum grooves using call and response bass drum patterns.
Have students quantize the track in front of the teacher.
Change the subdivision level to either 16th or 32nd note for teacher viewed quantize.