Extracurricular Library

Overview

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This video library is perfect for:
  • First-time players ready to get playing
  • Intermediate instrumentalists looking to hone their performance skills
  • All players interested in self-paced, authentic instruction
In this library you’ll learn:
  • Instrument care and proper body position
  • How to hold the instrument and make your first sounds
  • Instrument-specific techniques to enhance your playing
  • Intermediate and advanced techniques and repertoire

Curriculum

Level 1 Percussion

By Matthew Cook
  • 0 Lessons
  • Matthew Cook
  • Welcome! Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Intro
  • Lesson 2: Setting Up the Stand and the Drum
  • Lesson 3: Tuning the Drum Head
  • Lesson 4: Tuning the Snares
  • Lesson 5: Snare Drum Playing Position
  • Lesson 6: Snare Drum Grip
  • Lesson 7: Three Basic Strokes
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 9: Intro
  • Lesson 10: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 11: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 12: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 13: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lesson 14: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lesson 15: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lesson 16: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 17: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 18: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 19: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 20: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 21: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 22: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 23: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 24: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 25: Metronome and Syncopation
  • Lesson 26: Etude
  • Lesson 27: Etude
  • Lesson 28: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 29: Intro
  • Lesson 30: Using Your Wrist
  • Lesson 31: Clapping Exercises
  • Lesson 32: Exercise - Chop Building
  • Lesson 33: Exercise - Chop Building
  • Lesson 34: Exercise - More Chop Building
  • Lesson 35: Exercise - More Chop Building
  • Lesson 36: Exercise - Doubles and Triples
  • Lesson 37: Rudiment - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 38: Rudiment - Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Lesson 39: Rudiment - Para-Paradiddle
  • Lesson 40: Etude - Paradiddles
  • Lesson 41: Etude - Paradiddles
  • Lesson 42: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 43: Intro - Using Your Arm
  • Lesson 44: Exercise - Stick Control
  • Lesson 45: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 46: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 47: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 48: Exercise - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 49: Exercise - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 50: Rudiment - Flam
  • Lesson 51: Exercise - Flams
  • Lesson 52: Rudiment - Flam Tap
  • Lesson 53: Rudiment - Flam Accent
  • Lesson 54: Etude - Flam Pattern
  • Lesson 55: Etude - Flam Pattern
  • Lesson 56: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 01: Intro to Timpani
  • Lesson 02: Timpani Playing Position
  • Lesson 03: Physics of the Drum
  • Lesson 04: Parts of the Timpani
  • Lesson 05: Range
  • Lesson 06: Tuning
  • Lesson 07: Troubleshooting - Pedal Sliding
  • Lesson 08: Troubleshooting - Buzzing
  • Lesson 09: Troubleshooting - Uneven Pitch
  • Lesson 10: Timpani Arrangement
  • Lesson 11: Intro
  • Lesson 12: The Timpani Grip
  • Lesson 13: Basic Stroke
  • Lesson 14: Wrist Exercise Without Mallets
  • Lesson 15: Music Theory
  • Lesson 16: Exercise
  • Lesson 17: Exercise
  • Lesson 18: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 19: Intro
  • Lesson 20: Exercise - Moving Your Hands
  • Lesson 21: Exercise - Moving Your Hands
  • Lesson 22: Exercise - Adding Strokes
  • Lesson 23: Exercise - Adding Strokes
  • Lesson 24: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 25: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 26: Exercise - Adding Triplet Strokes
  • Lesson 27: Exercise - Adding Triplet Strokes
  • Lesson 28: Exercise - Adding Triplet Strokes
  • Lesson 29: Etude - Multiple Drums
  • Lesson 30: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 01: Intro to Auxilary
  • Lesson 02: Kinds of Cymbals
  • Lesson 03: Cymbal Playing Position
  • Lesson 04: Exercise - Align
  • Lesson 05: Exercise - Crunch
  • Lesson 06: Exercise - Sizzle
  • Lesson 07: Exercise - Pass Through
  • Lesson 08: Exercise - Listen
  • Lesson 09: Tying a Cymbal Knot
  • Lesson 10: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 11: Intro
  • Lesson 12: Short Cymbal Crash
  • Lesson 13: Etude
  • Lesson 14: Soft Cymbal Crash
  • Lesson 15: Suspended Cymbal
  • Lesson 16: Etude
  • Lesson 17: High Hat
  • Lesson 18: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 19: Intro
  • Lesson 20: Bass Drum Playing Position
  • Lesson 21: Bass Drum Stroke
  • Lesson 22: Bass Drum Muffling
  • Lesson 23: Bass Drum Muffling, pt II
  • Lesson 24: Bass Drum Roll
  • Lesson 25: Etude
  • Lesson 26: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 27: Intro
  • Lesson 28: Tambourine Playing Position
  • Lesson 29: Soft Tambourine Playing
  • Lesson 30: Basic Tambourine Strokes
  • Lesson 31: 3 Kinds of Louder - Faster Tambourine Playing
  • Lesson 32: Tambourine Shake Roll
  • Lesson 33: Tambourine Finger Roll
  • Lesson 34: Etude - The Tambourine
  • Lesson 35: Etude - The Tambourine
  • Lesson 36: Triangle Playing Position
  • Lesson 37: Soft Triangle Playing
  • Lesson 38: Muffling the Triangle
  • Lesson 39: Triangle Rolls
  • Lesson 40: Etude - The Triangle
  • Lesson 41: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 42: Intro
  • Lesson 43: Woodblock Playing Position
  • Lesson 44: Etude - The Woodblock
  • Lesson 45: Castanets Playing Position
  • Lesson 46: Castanet Rolls
  • Lesson 47: Etude - The Castanets
  • Lesson 48: What's in Your Stick Bag?
  • Lesson 01: Intro
  • Lesson 02: Meet the Marimba
  • Lesson 03: A Brief History of the Marimba
  • Lesson 04: Parts of the Marimba
  • Lesson 05: Mallets
  • Lesson 06: Mallet Grip, pt. I
  • Lesson 07: Mallet Grip, pt. II
  • Lesson 08: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 09: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 10: Review
  • Lesson 11: Intro
  • Lesson 12: Grip Review
  • Lesson 13: Mallet Technique
  • Lesson 14: Marimba Playing Position
  • Lesson 15: Marimba Playing Location
  • Lesson 16: Music Theory
  • Lesson 17: Mallet Stroke
  • Lesson 18: Mallet Rebound
  • Lesson 19: Sound
  • Lesson 20: Introduction to Major Scales
  • Lesson 21: Scale C Major
  • Lesson 22: Scale F Major
  • Lesson 23: Scale G Major
  • Lesson 24: Common Pitfalls
  • Lesson 25: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 26: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 27: Review
  • Lesson 28: Intro
  • Lesson 29: Mallet Technique Review
  • Lesson 30: Introduction to Scales, pt. II
  • Lesson 31: Arpeggios
  • Lesson 32: Marimba Rolls
  • Lesson 33: Speed and Consistency
  • Lesson 34: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 35: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 36: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 37: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 38: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 39: Review
  • Lesson 40: Intro
  • Lesson 41: Technique Review
  • Lesson 42: Correct Mallet Sticking
  • Lesson 43: Musicality and Phrasing with Mallets
  • Lesson 44: Exercise - Alternating Patterns
  • Lesson 45: Exercise - Alternating Patterns Continued
  • Lesson 46: Mallet Dynamics
  • Lesson 47: Four Mallet Technique - Left Hand Grip
  • Lesson 48: Four Mallet Technique - Right Hand Grip
  • Lesson 49: Four Mallet Technique - Playing Position
  • Lesson 50: Exercise - Double Stops
  • Lesson 51: Exercise - Alternating Four Mallets
  • Lesson 52: The Glockenspiel
  • Lesson 53: The Vibraphone
  • Lesson 54: Mallet Types Explained
  • Lesson 55: What's in Your Stick Bag?
  • Lesson 56: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 57: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 58: Review

Become a Master Conductor

By John Zastoupil
  • 193 Lessons
  • John Zastoupil
  • Lesson 1 - Intro
  • Lesson 2 - How the Bag Works
  • Lesson 3 - Who's Leading Who
  • Lesson 4 - The Baton
  • Lesson 5 - Set Up for Success
  • Lesson 6 - Flow of Time
  • Lesson 7 - Three Parts of Motion
  • Lesson 8 - Hinges and Planes
  • Lesson 9 - Painting the Wall
  • Lesson 10 - Conclusion
  • Lesson 11 - Intro
  • Lesson 12 - Laban Theory of Movement - Dance
  • Lesson 13 - Flick - Staccato
  • Lesson 14 - Dab - Tenuto
  • Lesson 15 - Slash - Accent
  • Lesson 16 - Punch - Marcato
  • Lesson 17 - Laban Theory of Movement - Song
  • Lesson 18 - Float - Slurred
  • Lesson 19 - Glide - Slurred + Tenuto
  • Lesson 20 - Press - Crescendo and Decrescendo
  • Lesson 21 - Wring - Intense Expression
  • Lesson 22 - Combining Dance Gestures
  • Lesson 23 - Combining Song Gestures
  • Lesson 24 - Combining Both Styles
  • Lesson 25 - Review
  • Lesson 26 - Intro
  • Lesson 27 - The Pattern Serves the Music
  • Lesson 28 - Patterns in 4
  • Lesson 29 - Patterns in 3
  • Lesson 30 - Patterns in 2
  • Lesson 31 - The Importance of Beat 1
  • Lesson 32 - Hypermeter
  • Lesson 33 - Subdividing Time
  • Lesson 34 - Asymmetrical and Mixed Meter
  • Lesson 35 - Review
  • Lesson 36 - Intro
  • Lesson 37 - Prep Beats and Cues
  • Lesson 38 - Dead Beats
  • Lesson 39 - Gesture of Syncopation
  • Lesson 40 - Melded Gestures
  • Lesson 41 - Releases
  • Lesson 42 - Fermatas
  • Lesson 43 - Tempo Changes
  • Lesson 44 - Left Hand Independence
  • Lesson 45 - Review
  • Lesson 46 - How to Practice

Beginning Music Theory

By Blaise Ferrandino
  • 239 Lessons
  • Blaise Ferrandino
  • Lesson 1 - Welcome to Music Theory
  • Lesson 2 - Sound Production
  • Lesson 3 - Timbre
  • Lesson 4 - Vibration
  • Lesson 5 - Notation
  • Lesson 6 - Staff
  • Lesson 7 - Keyboard
  • Lesson 8 - Sharps and Flats
  • Lesson 9 - Clefs
  • Lesson 10 - Intro to Scales
  • Lesson 11 - Building Major Scales
  • Lesson 12 - Building Major Scales for the Keyboard
  • Lesson 13 - Building Minor Scales
  • Lesson 14 - Building Harmonic Minors
  • Lesson 15 - Key Signatures
  • Lesson 16 - Key Signatures Continued
  • Lesson 17 - Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
  • Lesson 18- Minor Key Signatures
  • Lesson 19- Relative and Parallel Keys
  • Lesson 20 - Rhythm and Meter Defined
  • Lesson 21 - Rhythm and Meter Defined, continued
  • Lesson 22 - Rhythm Tree
  • Lesson 23 - Proportional Notation
  • Lesson 24 - Meter Types
  • Lesson 25 - Meter Types, continued
  • Lesson 26 - Notating Meters
  • Lesson 27 - Time Signatures
  • Lesson 28 - Time Signatures, continued
  • Lesson 29 - 3:8 Time

Instructors

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook - Matt Cook is a GRAMMY nominated percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. Matt can be heard around the country performing with intimate chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and popular music artists. He is involved in projects ranging from experimental classical music to jazz, folk, and international ensembles.As an educator, Matt has been a featured clinician and performer at several universities including Stanford, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Southern California as well as at events hosted by the Percussive Arts Society and the American Composers Jazz Institute. He has experience consulting and designing curriculum for university students and k-12 programs with success securing them scholarships to major conservatories and Honor bands across the country. Recently, he constructed the percussion curriculum for the popular music website MusicProfessor.Through his success with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Matt has earned international recognition as an authority in percussion chamber music. Their 2012 release Rupa-Khanda was nominated for three awards at the for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards including Best Small Group. In addition to this recording, the LAPQ has released an album of the music of David Johnson Quartz City and an EP Ritual Dances - all of which can be found in local record stores. Recent classical engagements have featured Matt with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, PARTCH, wildUP, the California E.A.R. Unit, Sonic Generator, and regional symphony orchestras. Matt has performed in every major experimental music series in Southern California. He has been recorded on the NAXOS, Bridge, Red LetterBox, New World, and Sono Luminus record labels. As a drummer and world percussionist Matt has performed with singers Sarah LaForge, Claudia Vasquez, Anthony Starble, and freelances with several pop/rock outfits. His versatility on drum set and mallet percussion has lead to work with musical theater companies, as well as becoming an asset in the recording industry working on films ranging from independent to major motion pictures like sidelining in Warner Bros. Studios Gangster Squad.A graduate of The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA), Matt currently leads the Percussion Department at Ventura College (Ventura, California) and teaches Music Theory at Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA). Matt is a proud Yamaha Performing Artist and an Innovative, Black Swamp, REMO and Sabian Artist Endorser.

John Zastoupil

Dr. John Zastoupil is the Director of Concert Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Missouri State University, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, teaches courses in graduate conducting and wind literature, and guides all aspects of the concert band program.

Blaise Ferrandino

Dr. Blaise J. Ferrandino is Professor and Division Chair of Music Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University where he has been since 1990. Besides his work as a composer, Ferrandino is a Music Theorist and Double Bassist. His degrees are from Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and the Hartt School. He is active in publishing, presentation, and composition/performance.