Jam Studio at St Kilda Primary Fete 2015

Hey Jam Studio,

25th October was a beautiful 30 degree Sunday; perfect for some outdoor fun. Parents and families, fellow students and the general crowd rallied together in hundreds for the day to attend the annual St Kilda Primary Fete. There was a variety of activities and entertainment on offer, which made the event a fun one to attend.

Oli
10 years old, Oli Prysten performing ‘What Does The Fox Say’ at St Kilda Primary Fete 2015.
We are extremely pleased to share that some of our amazing students had the pleasure of performing for hundreds of people on the day. Each performance was special and the crowd was into in from start to finish.
Black Allstars
The Black Allstars performing ‘Uptown Funk’ at St Kilda Primary Fete 2015
The Black Allstars comprises of these amazing 9 year olds – Angus (Drums), Luka (Keyboards & Backing Vocals) and featuring Sylvie (Lead Vocals & Guitar).
High Voltage
High Voltage performing ‘Highway To Hell’ at St Kilda Primary Fete 2015
High Voltage is a group of very talented 13 year olds that have spent many hours learning at Jam Studio Music in St Kilda. Band members include Cam (Drums), Ned (Keyboards), Oliver (Bass), Bryn (Guitar), Myles (Lead Vocals).  High Voltage performed a total of 4 songs – “TNT”, “Seven Nation Army”, “Howling For You”, Highway To Hell”.
It was a proud moment for us Jam Studio and all of the teachers that attended had a great time supporting their lovely students.
“We are equally proud of all our students who got up and performed. It was pretty amazing to see our rock stars belt out some big numbers” – Gabe.
Did you watch any of the bands perform? Do share your pics and feedback if you were at the Fete – we would love to hear from you.
Keep making Treble!

Drum Kit Basics

Drum Kit Basics 1.0

So you want to learn drums, welcome to the dark side!

Whether it’s your first instrument or your fiftieth, you will be playing a basic rock beat in no time with these few easy steps!

Before you start, familiarise yourself with the different parts of the drum kit.

 

The Drum Kit
The Drum Kit

 

The easiest thing about learning the drums is that you don’t have to worry about any melodic pitch (the highs and lows of notes). However, each drum/cymbal still has a spot on the musical staff.

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.03.18 pm

 

All you have to do is read vertically as you move along the bar! If there are two notes directly on top of each other, you play these at the same time.
Give these basic 4/4 bars a go, playing your hi-hat with your right hand, your snare drum with you left hand and bass drum with your right foot.

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.04.11 pm       Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.04.27 pm

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.04.38 pm

Now its time for the big guns, an 8th beat drum groove. It looks a lot scarier but it’s just like the 3rd example above only double the amount!

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.04.53 pm

And that my friends, is the most common drum beat in any 4/4 time signature music. Chances are you can tap this beat along to your favourite rock or pop song.
Happy drumming!