Rhythm, Drumming, and Body Percussion
This studio course offers the opportunity to learn how rhythm underlies all aspects of life, and how these cycles can be translated into music and movement. You will be introduced to elementary techniques on conga and djembe drums, while learning to create and play music together in an informed way. You will learn the basic rhythmic solfege systems from Indian dance and music, and apply them to the learning of body percussion phrases. In addition, there will be an emphasis on relaxed body structure, including the use of voice and language as learning tools for rhythm. Ultimately, the class will include group creative projects in drumming and body percussion.