Drum Machine Performance Lab
This course explores ways that clocked hardware instruments such as drum machines and step sequencers can be used in a live performance. Students work with individual instruments as well as synchronized systems made up of several devices to develop solo and ensemble playing skills. Special emphasis is placed on creating and adapting rhythmic patterns and variations that can respond to and interact with other musicians playing in an ensemble. Exercises come from both traditional acoustic traditions and electronic genres. Students are encouraged to develop their own unique rhythmic styles.
EDI principals; or MTEC-213, SW-281, or EP-225
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer