World Percussion for Percussionists

PSW-335
Credits: 
2
Course chair: 
John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Required of: 
None
Electable by: 
All percussion principals
Prerequisites: 
None
Department: 
PERC
Location: 
Boston Campus

In this course for percussion principals students focus on the development of basic techniques and sound production using the North African tar frame drum. The mathematical rhythm system from South India is explored to create phrases in 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 with an emphasis on independence, ankle bells, and spoken drum vocables. Rhythms and concepts will also be rendered using harmonic time.