Contemporary Techniques for Pop Percussion

Course Number
ILPH-429
Description
With emphasis on R&B, rock/funk, swing, motown, and pop styles, this course explores the study of small hand percussion: tambourine, shakers, cowbells, and cabasa, as well as congas, bongos, and timbales, individually as well as in combination with each other to form multiple percussion setups. Transitions, groove building, and coordination techniques will be analyzed in class. Chart reading and interpretation, as well as some transcription techniques, will be covered throughout the semester. Knowledge of basic conga techniques is strongly recommended.
Credits
1
Prerequisites
None
Electable By
All percussion principals
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston Campus
Department
PERC
Course Chair
Yoron Israel

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