2. Can they tap one hand on their leg while taping their foot?
3. Can they tap one hand double time (8th notes) and while other hand plays quarter notes?
4. Can they play back simple rhythms to you while tapping their foot?
ex. 1 2-te 3 4
ex. 1 2-ti-te-ta 3-ta 4
ex. 1-ti-te 2-te-ta 3-te 4
5. Can they easily be shown how to hold a pair of sticks and show you they are teachable with it comes to playing from the wrist.
Repeat step 4 on the pad with them playing
There will be a wide window between those who have the coordination and those who don't.
: Hello everyone,
: So in my part of the country my kids have
: already selected instruments. We usually do
: this via a 1,2,3 choice system but this year
: I decided to try and choose my percussion
: section after getting burn badly last year.
: I plan to have all of those students
: interested to come in before or after school
: to "try out".
: My question to you, beside keeping a steady
: beat what should I be looking for?