SEPTEMBER PERFORMANCE SESSIONS
Performance Session 1 – 19.09.16
In our first Performance lesson, the session objectives were to:
1. Identify areas of our musical skill set that need developing
2. To understand how and when we will be assessed on our skills
3. To identify possible hazards in the musical working environment
This session wasn’t practical at all. This is because having to go through all the health and safeties of the performance area. However, we learned about different genres of music starting from 1950 and so on, we learnt how different genres evolved and ended up forming new genres. We also set out a personal target that we would be able to achieve. This is shown on the sheet below:
Health and Safety work sheet –
Performance 2 – 26.09.16
In this Session, our objectives were:
To perform together as a group and run through different genres.
This sessions involved a bit of practical. We all played as a group for the first time. We decided to play Seven Nation Army by White Stripes, as it is an easy song and we all knew it. We also played a song in the style of Reggae, learning how to play Reggae and different techniques. As a drummer i had already had a small experience with playing in that genre, therefore i didn’t find it a much struggle. I was playing a ‘One Drop’ beat. This is when the snare and bass drum both play on the third beat, with the hi-hat on every beat, leaving everything else empty. Hence it is called a ‘One Drop’ because everything plays on one beat.