Spirit Drum Lessons For Beginners - The Music Coach
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Spirit Drum Lessons For Beginners - The Music Coach

Learn To Express Yourself Through Music On The Spirit Drum
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Created by Tanya Porter
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: $95
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 38 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the Spirit Drum with confidence
  • Know how the notes are layed out on the Spirit Drum
  • Understand basic rhythmic structure
  • Play along with several compositions and jam tracks designed specifically for this course
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Requirements
  • Students will need to own a Spirit Drum.
  • Note: This course was created with a 7 note D# minor spirit drum
Description

This is the perfect place to start for beginner Spirit Drum players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Spirit Drum Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your Spirit Drum with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

You will learn everything you need to know about the Spirit Drum.  This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Spirit Drum Course is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the Spirit Drum in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play, and a Spirit Drum. 

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are also several composition lessons and practice videos, as well as a "Jam Room" where you can play the compositions with a virtual band.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the Spirit Drum, both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don't need any prior experience with the Spirit Drum or music to get started
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Curriculum For This Course
86 Lectures
05:17:17
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Welcome to the Music Coach Spirit Drum Course!
6 Lectures 17:41

This video introduces the creators of The Spirit Drum and explains about its history

Preview 03:43


Music theory: Notes, and the musical alphabet
01:43

Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm
02:18

Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony and Chords
04:32
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Module 1: Learn the Basics of the Spirit Drum
13 Lectures 34:56

Learn how to use the mallets on the Spirit Drum

Preview 02:54

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1

Preview 01:02

In this lesson you will learn how to strike the drum with the mallet and alternate hands.   This lesson will also introduce the concept of shapes on the Spirit Drum.

Module 1: Lesson 2. Alternating Strokes
02:28

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1 alternating strokes.

Module 1: Practice Video 2. Alternating Strokes
01:06

In this lesson you will learn how to play double strokes on the Spirit Drum with alternating hands.

Module 1: Lesson 3. Double Strokes
02:03

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1 double strokes.

Module 1: Practice Video 3. Double Strokes
01:02

In this lesson you will learn how to play the Spirit Drum with your hands.

Preview 02:23

Module 1: Muting
02:23

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1 hand technique

Module 1: Practice Video 4. Hand Technique
01:11

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 1: Composition Exercise 1
03:59

Module 1: Composition Exercise 1 (no instructor drum)
03:59

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 1.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 1: Composition Exercise 2
05:13

Module 1: Composition Exercise 2 (no instructor drum)
05:13
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Module 2: Patterns
6 Lectures 31:43

Learn how to find and play different shapes and patterns on the Spirit Drum.

Module 2: Lesson. Patterns
03:18

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 2.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use "Module 2: Practice Video (no instructor drum)

Module 2: Practice Video
07:24

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 2.

Module 2: Practice Video (no instructor drum)
07:24

Learn how to play the notes and patterns for Module 2 composition

Module 2: Composition Lesson
05:33

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 2.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 2: Composition Play Along
02:31

Module 2: Composition Play Along (no instructor drum)
05:33
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Module 3: Scales and Melody
6 Lectures 21:40

Learn how to play the full ascending and descending scale on your Spirit Drum

Module 3: Lesson. Scales and Melody
04:50

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 3.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 3: Practice Video
04:04

Module 3 Practice Video (no instructor drum)
04:04

Learn how to play the notes and shapes for Module 3 composition.

Module 3: Composition Lesson. Shapes
02:34

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 3.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 3: Composition Play Along
03:04

Module 3: Composition Play Along (no instructor drum)
03:04
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Module 4: Tempo
6 Lectures 31:15

Learn how to play at different speeds by learning tempo

Module 4: Lesson. Tempo
02:31

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 4.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 4: Practice Video
06:41

Module 4: Practice Video (no instructor drum)
06:41

Learn how to play the notes and shapes for Module 4 composition.

Module 4: Composition Lesson
03:36

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 4.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 4: Composition Play Along
05:53

Module 4: Composition Play Along (no instructor drum)
05:53
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Module 5: Rhythm
6 Lectures 38:27

Learn how to play notes of different lengths, and how they fit in to a bar of music. 

Module 5: Lesson. Rhythm
04:36

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 4.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 5: Practice Video
05:47

Module 5: Practice Video (no instructor drum)
05:47

Learn how to play the notes and shapes for Module 5 composition.

Module 5: Composition Lesson
06:39

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 5.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 5: Composition Play Along
07:49

Module 5: Composition Play Along (no instructor drum)
07:49
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Module 6: Dynamics
5 Lectures 39:29

Learn how to play louder and softer using dynamics.

Module 6: Lesson. Dynamics
05:57

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 6.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.

Module 6: Practice Video
07:28

Module 6: Practice Video (no instructor drum)
07:28

Use this practice video to try the concepts in Module 6.

If you have a Spirit Drum in another key and wish to practice without the instructors drum, use videos with "no instructor drum" in the title.


Module 6: Composition Play Along
09:18

Module 6: Composition Play Along (no instructor drum)
09:18
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Jam Room D# Minor
10 Lectures 24:34

Jam Room: Module 1: D# Minor (no instructor drum)
02:17

Jam Room: Module 2: D# Minor
02:35

Jam Room: Module 2: D# Minor (no instructor drum)
02:35

Jam Room: Module 3: D# Minor
02:17

Jam Room: Module 3: D# Minor (no instructor drum)
02:17

Jam Room: Module 4: D# Minor
02:14

Jam Room: Module 4: D# Minor (no instructor drum)
02:14

Jam Room: Module 5: D# Minor
02:54

Jam Room: Module 5: D# Minor (no instructor Drum)
02:54
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Jam Room F Minor
10 Lectures 27:24
Jam Room: Module 1: F Minor
02:07

Jam Room: Module 1: F Minor (no instructor drum)
02:07

Jam Room: Module 2: F Minor
02:47

Jam Room: Module 2: F Minor (no instructor drum)
02:47

Jam Room: Module 3: F Minor
02:47

Jam Room: Module 3: F Minor (no instructor drum)
02:47

Jam Room: Module 4: F Minor
02:37

Jam Room: Module 4: F Minor (no instructor drum)
02:37

Jam Room: Module 5: F Minor
03:24

Jam Room: Module 5: F Minor (no instructor drum)
03:24
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Jam Room D Minor
10 Lectures 26:10
Jam Room: Module 1: D Minor
01:54

Jam Room: Module 1: D Minor (no instructor drum)
01:54

Jam Room: Module 2: D Minor
02:10

Jam Room: Module 2: D Minor (no instructor drum)
02:10

Jam Room: Module 3: D Minor
02:44

Jam Room: Module 3: D Minor (no instructor drum)
02:44

Jam Room: Module 4: D Minor
02:52

Jam Room: Module 4: D Minor (no instructor drum)
02:52

Jam Room: Module 5: D Minor
03:25

Jam Room: Module 5: D Minor (no instructor drum)
03:25
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About the Instructor
Tanya Porter
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Instructor for the Spirit Drum Course

Tanya’s drum story began in 1986, at the Ontario College of Percussion, under the tutelage of Rod Fogerty and Paul Robson where she studied kit jazz, blues, salsa, rock and funk.

In 1990 she played reggae with Fight Them Back and funk with Primal Zoo. Tanya joined the world-beat improvisational ensemble The Subtonic Monks in 1992, touring and recording for a decade.

She has recorded as a freelance percussionist for numerous artists; Corky and the Juice Pigs, Lili Zohar, Magdeline, Rick Monaco, and Michael Holt to name a few, and in soundtracks for CBC’s the National & YTV’s Stuff. She has also composed and recorded soundscapes for many live theatre and dance productions.

Tanya has performed as a guest musician with Mr. Something Something, Kenny Kirkwood, The Spirit Drummers, Agoya and the Samba Squad. She has studied Afro-Cuban drumming with Ignacio Depineda, Hector Mon, Nicholas Hockin and in Cuba with Carlos Godinez of Cubanismo!, as well as West African drumming with Djibe Sane, Anna Melnikoff , Famoudou Konate and others.

Tanya was a member of traditional Malinke drum ensemble Bolokelen from 2000-2005, a member of the original West African band Ainike from 2007 – release of the recording Ainike in 2010, was a member of the original composing/recording quartet Drum Cultures and is a founding member of The River Pilots.