Brazilian Ensemble Rating 6 with Vocals

ENLT-321
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Ensemble rating 6
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Open to instrumentalists and vocalists, this ensemble covers how to choose comping patterns and how they work and apply to drums, bass, and melodic instruments; typical bass lines; drum set patterns (hi-hat, cymbals, snare); common mistakes and misconceptions about these styles; as well as ensemble balance, dynamics and interaction, articulation, phrasing, harmonic, improvisation analysis, baião modes, phrasing, frevo melodies, and tunes in regular and odd meter time signatures. Tunes feature 2-, 3- and 4-part voices, as well as rhythm section arrangements. Repertoire include vocal and instrumental music by most important Brazilian composers, including: Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Cartola, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Toninho Horta, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, and many others.

Department: 
ENS
Course chair: 
Sean Skeete