Drumming Styles of Ghana

ILPH-351
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
None
Electable by: 
All percussion principals
Required of: 
Hand percussion principals
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
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An intensive study of Ghanaian music from the Ewe, Ga, Ashanti, and Dagomba speaking people of West Africa. Areas of focus include interlocking support rhythms, call and response dialogues, and beat transposition along with unconventional stick and hand technique. Students will learn from a combination of two teaching styles, oral tradition, and Western notation.  

Department: 
PERC
Course chair: 
John Ramsay
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