World Percussion for Percussionists

PSW-335
Credits: 
2
Course chair: 
John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Required of: 
Hand percussion principal MUED and PERF majors; total percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: 
Vibraphone, drum set, and hand percussion principals
Prerequisites: 
None
Department: 
PERC

This is a course for percussion principals focusing on the development of basic techniques and sound production on the North African tar frame drum. The mathematical rhythm system from South India is used to create phrases in four, five, six, seven, and eight with an emphasis on independence, ankle bells, and spoken drum vocables using harmonic time. Time permitting, we will also apply concepts to the hadjira, riq, and dumbek.