ROBERT “SPUT” SEARIGHT

DRUMS & MUSICALITY

ROBERT “SPUT” SEARIGHT

DRUMS & MUSICALITY

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23 VIDEO LESSONS     |   DIGITAL COURSE BOOK 

23 VIDEO LESSONS   

DIGITAL COURSE BOOK

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Robert "Sput" Searight

Meet 6x Grammy award-winning musician, Robert ‘Sput’ Searight. As a multi-instrumentalist, Sput uses his knowledge of other instruments to create amazing musical ideas in his playing.

In this course, Sput takes you through his experiences and keys to success to help you find your voice in music.

Lesson Overview

In this 23 lesson course, learn everything from Sput’s rudiment exercises to his leadership skills and methods for leading a band from behind the drum set. Each lesson takes you through Sput’s personal approach to drumming and the disciplines that have made him a successful musician.

LESSON 1
Sput's Influences

Growing up in a musical family, Sput inherited the love for music at an early age. Sput shares his musical influences and how they shaped his sound and approach to music.
Learn how to use your inspirations to cultivate your own musical sound.

LESSON 2
Posture & Form
The goal is to get to every piece of the drum set easily by using your wrist instead of your arms. Sput walks through how he sets up his drums to achieve the best possible posture and tone.
LESSON 3
Make Your Rudiments Musical
Exercises are great for strengthening your fundamentals, but you should always strive to sound musical with even the most basic practice regimen. In this lesson, Sput shows you how he incorporates his favorite rudiments, like the paradiddle, singles, doubles, triplets, and flams into his playing.
LESSON 4
Cross-stick & Rimshot
How do you find the perfect rim shot? Sput shows you how to find the sweet spot for the perfect rim shot and have it sound the same every time!
LESSON 5
Independency
Studying swing music and Latin music has helped Sput develop independency around the drum set. The trick is to maintain multiple musical conversations with all of your limbs while playing different rhythms on all the parts of the drum set. In this lesson, Sput breaks down the techniques he uses to develop his independence and shows you various practice regimens to improve your sense of freedom around the drum set.
LESSON 6
Ghost Notes
“The beats that you can feel but not necessarily hear”. Sput takes different grooves and goes through how to first create a ghost note, then how he incorporates them within the grooves – to really get that funky sound.
LESSON 7
Texture, Tone, and Touch
Texture, tone, and touch are what make up your sound as a drummer. Sput explains how he analyzes the drum set in frequencies, which affects the texture of the sound the drums produce. From the placement of where he strikes the drums, to his stick grip and dynamic choices – you’ll learn Sput’s different methods for controlling texture, tone, and touch.
LESSON 8
Dynamics
Drummers always get blamed for playing too loud – don’t be that drummer! Learn how controlling your dynamics throughout the different sections of a song can really bring out the best elements of the music and the other musicians playing along.
LESSON 9
Hi-Hat & Snare Combos
The relationship between the hi-hat and the snare drum is one of the most important relationships around the drum set. This lesson gives you different embellishments, rhythmic phrases, and exercises to help you develop the balance between the hi-hat and the snare drum. Having this balance will enable you to create the most authentic sound and feel to the genre of music you’re playing.
LESSON 10
Understanding Odd-Time Signatures
A lot of people get nervous when it comes to odd-time signatures – mainly because it doesn’t feel natural to most. One of Sput’s secrets to feeling comfortable within an odd-time signature is first finding where the middle ground is – making it feel as even as a 4/4 signature. This lesson walks you through exercises that will help you develop your ability to subdivide odd-time signatures, gain more confidence in odd meters, and show you the secret to making odd-time feel ‘even’.
LESSON 11
Expanding Your Odd-Time Ideas
Now that you’ve learned the basics of odd-time signatures, let’s create different grooves with these concepts and ideas!
LESSON 12
Creating Fills
The first step to creating fills within the context of a song is – you have to first know the music! Each genre of music has its own standard feel and drum fill. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to be intentional and create fills using the concepts in the earlier lessons.
LESSON 13
Being A Band Leader
As a drummer you’re a natural leader on the band stand. You’re the driving force behind the rhythm, time, feel, dynamics, and transitions of the band. Sput breaks down how he uses the drums to communicate with his band members and utilizes his sense of awareness – knowing what everyone is playing at all times.
LESSON 14
Playing With A Percussionist
It takes a very developed drummer to be able to interact and perform with another drummer. Sput shares his methods for how he’s able to play with a percussionist and other drummers and sound like one unit.
LESSON 15
Composition Breakdown: “Bent Nails” - Snarky Puppy
Sput’s inspiration behind composing this funky odd-meter song was based on how the band members of Snarky Puppy naturally played. This lesson breaks down the musical elements of “Bent Nails” and Sput’s process for putting it all together.
LESSON 16
Composition Breakdown: “Can’t Get Right” - Ghost-Note
Sput walks you through the story behind how “Can’t Get Right” was composed. The drum groove in this song is based on groupings of 5s over a 4/4 time signature. Learn how Sput layers different instruments to create this funky composition.
LESSON 17
Groovin & Improvising
Sput refers to improvising as creative grooving – creating as you’re groovin. This lesson shows you how to build on a groove from establishing the pocket, then creating new ideas within the groove.
LESSON 18
Controlling Your Nerves
You’re human, so you’re bound to get nervous at some point. Sput shares the times he’s been nervous while playing music and what he does to still perform at a high level.
LESSON 19
How Sput Learns Music
In this lesson, Sput walks you through how he learns and internalizes music well enough to lead a band.
LESSON 20
Bass and Drum Relationship
If the drums and bass aren’t on the same page, everyone will feel it! Sput and bassist, AJ Brown, talk about their experiences playing music with one another and what they look for in a drum + bass relationship.
LESSON 21
Live Band: “Swagism” - Ghost-Note
In this lesson, Sput gives you a front row view of what it’s like to lead a band from his drum throne. Learn how he communicates with his band members and cues different sections from behind the drums.
LESSON 22
Live Band: “Milkshake” - Ghost-Note
The Ghost-Note band performs their song “Milkshake” as Sput directs them through sections, band hits, and solos.
LESSON 23
Words Of Encouragement
Sput shares words of encouragement as you journey to become the best you and to find your voice in music.

Robert "Sput" Searight

Meet 6x Grammy award-winning musician, Robert ‘Sput’ Searight. As a multi-instrumentalist, Sput uses his knowledge of other instruments to create amazing musical ideas in his playing.

In this course, Sput takes you through his experiences and keys to success to help you find your voice in music.

Lesson Overview

In this 23 lesson course, learn everything from Sput’s rudiment exercises to his leadership skills and methods for leading a band from behind the drum set. Each lesson takes you through Sput’s personal approach to drumming and the disciplines that have made him a successful musician.

LESSON 1
Sput's influences

Growing up in a musical family, Sput inherited the love for music at an early age. Sput shares his musical influences and how they shaped his sound and approach to music.
Learn how to use your inspirations to cultivate your own musical sound.

LESSON 2
Posture & Form
The goal is to get to every piece of the drum set easily by using your wrist instead of your arms. Sput walks through how he sets up his drums to achieve the best possible posture and tone.
LESSON 3
Make Your Rudiments Musical
Exercises are great for strengthening your fundamentals, but you should always strive to sound musical with even the most basic practice regimen. In this lesson, Sput shows you how he incorporates his favorite rudiments, like the paradiddle, singles, doubles, triplets, and flams into his playing.
LESSON 4
Cross-stick & Rimshot
How do you find the perfect rim shot? Sput shows you how to find the sweet spot for the perfect rim shot and have it sound the same every time!
LESSON 5
Independency
Studying swing music and Latin music has helped Sput develop independency around the drum set. The trick is to maintain multiple musical conversations with all of your limbs while playing different rhythms on all the parts of the drum set. In this lesson, Sput breaks down the techniques he uses to develop his independence and shows you various practice regimens to improve your sense of freedom around the drum set.
LESSON 6
Ghost Notes
“The beats that you can feel but not necessarily hear”. Sput takes different grooves and goes through how to first create a ghost note, then how he incorporates them within the grooves – to really get that funky sound.
LESSON 7
Texture, Tone, and Touch
Texture, tone, and touch are what make up your sound as a drummer. Sput explains how he analyzes the drum set in frequencies, which affects the texture of the sound the drums produce. From the placement of where he strikes the drums, to his stick grip and dynamic choices – you’ll learn Sput’s different methods for controlling texture, tone, and touch.
LESSON 8
Dynamics
Drummers always get blamed for playing too loud – don’t be that drummer! Learn how controlling your dynamics throughout the different sections of a song can really bring out the best elements of the music and the other musicians playing along.
LESSON 9
Hi-Hat & Snare Combos
The relationship between the hi-hat and the snare drum is one of the most important relationships around the drum set. This lesson gives you different embellishments, rhythmic phrases, and exercises to help you develop the balance between the hi-hat and the snare drum. Having this balance will enable you to create the most authentic sound and feel to the genre of music you’re playing.
LESSON 10
Understanding Odd-Time Signatures
A lot of people get nervous when it comes to odd-time signatures – mainly because it doesn’t feel natural to most. One of Sput’s secrets to feeling comfortable within an odd-time signature is first finding where the middle ground is – making it feel as even as a 4/4 signature. This lesson walks you through exercises that will help you develop your ability to subdivide odd-time signatures, gain more confidence in odd meters, and show you the secret to making odd-time feel ‘even’.
LESSON 11
Expanding Your Odd-Time Ideas
Now that you’ve learned the basics of odd-time signatures, let’s create different grooves with these concepts and ideas!
LESSON 12
Creating Fills
The first step to creating fills within the context of a song is – you have to first know the music! Each genre of music has its own standard feel and drum fill. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to be intentional and create fills using the concepts in the earlier lessons.
LESSON 13
Being A Band Leader
As a drummer you’re a natural leader on the band stand. You’re the driving force behind the rhythm, time, feel, dynamics, and transitions of the band. Sput breaks down how he uses the drums to communicate with his band members and utilizes his sense of awareness – knowing what everyone is playing at all times.
LESSON 14
Playing With A Percussionist
It takes a very developed drummer to be able to interact and perform with another drummer. Sput shares his methods for how he’s able to play with a percussionist and other drummers and sound like one unit.
LESSON 15
Composition Breakdown: “Bent Nails” - Snarky Puppy
Sput’s inspiration behind composing this funky odd-meter song was based on how the band members of Snarky Puppy naturally played. This lesson breaks down the musical elements of “Bent Nails” and Sput’s process for putting it all together.
LESSON 16
Composition Breakdown: “Can’t Get Right” - Ghost-Note
Sput walks you through the story behind how “Can’t Get Right” was composed. The drum groove in this song is based on groupings of 5s over a 4/4 time signature. Learn how Sput layers different instruments to create this funky composition.
LESSON 17
Groovin & Improvising
Sput refers to improvising as creative grooving – creating as you’re grooving. This lesson shows you how to build on a groove from establishing the pocket, then creating new ideas within the groove.
LESSON 18
Controlling Your Nerves
You’re human, so you’re bound to get nervous at some point. Sput shares the times he’s been nervous while playing music and what he does to still perform at a high level.
LESSON 19
How Sput Learns Music
In this lesson, Sput walks you through how he learns and internalizes music well enough to lead a band.
LESSON 20
Bass and Drum Relationship
If the drums and bass aren’t on the same page, everyone will feel it! Sput and bassist, AJ Brown, talk about their experiences playing music with one another and what they look for in a drum + bass relationship.
LESSON 21
Live Band: “Swagism” - Ghost-Note
In this lesson, Sput gives you a front-row view of what it’s like to lead a band from his drum throne. Learn how he communicates with his band members and cues different sections from behind the drums.
LESSON 22
Live Band: “Milkshake” - Ghost-Note
The Ghost-Note band performs their song “Milkshake” as Sput directs them through sections, band hits, and solos.
LESSON 23
Words Of Encouragement
Sput shares words of encouragement as you journey to become the best you and to find your voice in music.

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