Caribbean Rhythms for Drum Set

ILPD-424
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
ILPD-211, ILPH-357, or overall ensemble rating 4
Electable by: 
All percussion principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this course, students listen to traditional and contemporary examples music from Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico, with a focus on the percussion rhythms and their application to the drum set. The students learn sample percussion patterns, performing them on percussion instruments and adapting them to the drum set. They also learn how to orchestrate these rhythms on different parts of the drum set, and how to improvise in an authentic way in a modern setting.

Department: 
PERC
Course chair: 
Omar Hakim
Taught By