A study of music and culture from the Mande Empire with a special focus on the Malink'e, Sousou, and Baga people of Guinea, West Africa.
A study of traditional music and culture chosen from the ten regions of Ghana, West Africa. Dances from ethnic groups such as the Ewe, Ga, Ashanti, Dargara, and Dagbamba will be taught.
A course for percussion principals focusing on abilities and techniques used to produce a wide variety of sounds from any hand drum (frame drum, dumbek, etc.).
A course for nonpercussion principals focusing on the development of basic techniques and sound production for various frame drums. Music styles from around the world will be studied.
Application of drum set and percussion techniques to the studio recording environment.
Survey of performance techniques related to drum set solo and duet improvisation. Emphasis is placed on rhythm skill, coordination, thematic development, and style integration.
A study of the history and development of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular focus on hand percussion playing.
A survey of the development of contemporary drumming styles. This course is a historical and stylistic continuation of PFSS-341.
A study of the development of the jazz drummer from its early period through the 1960s. Analysis through recordings and transcriptions of various playing styles.
Introduction to various percussion instruments, rhythms, and techniques that can be used to facilitate drum circles and interactive percussive events for the music therapy patient/client.
Functional study of percussion instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
A lab emphasizing skills essential for marimbists and percussionists to develop a personalized repertoire and contribute to performance literature for the marimba.
This class is designed for the non-improvising player to develop musicianship skills by concentrating on the integration of harmony, melody, rhythm, and dynamics through the analysis and performanc
A mallet-keyboard performance lab for Percussion Department principals with some basic grounding in mallet work, including grips, scales, and reading experience.
A mallet-keyboard lab for percussion principals with no prior mallet experience.
An introduction to timbale playing that will cover the history of the instrument from its Creole origins when it was still a timpani, to the contemporary timbale set-up: three cowbells, bass drum,
A continuation of ILPH-359, with emphasis on the drumming styles of northeastern Brazil.
An intensive study of West African drumming styles from the Susu, Malink'e, and Bagba people of Guinea, West Africa.
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, an
A study of steelpan performance techniques designed for percussion principals.