Timbale Playing Styles 1
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILPH-P365
An introduction to timbale playing that will cover the history of the instrument from its Creole origins when it was still a timpani, to the contemporary timbale set-up: three cowbells, bass drum, cymbals, jam-block, and snare. This course will cover danz'on, cha-cha, mambo, pilon, Mozambique, "traditional" salsa, and songo styles. With each style, the student will learn to play a tune in that genre and study stylistically appropriate patterns, fills, and solo material. This course is highly recommended for drum set principals who wish to improve their overall understanding of Latin music though adaptation of timbale playing concepts to the drum set.
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 2
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals