The students must be able to understand and read drum notation in binary rhythms on the congas (and other hand percussion instruments) including, time signatures and meter changes. They will learn the correct movement patterns for hand drums and shakers and the correct stroke techniques. Using these techniques they will develop their rhythmic independence when playing percussion patterns using binary rhythms and will be able to transfer patterns and combinations easily to the different types of rhythmic styles and hand percussion instruments dealt with in the first year. In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing and they will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.
This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Main Instrument I and Ensemble IA. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through a graded test at the end of the second semester (short concert, repertoire and technical exercises).
- Dietrich Woehrlin
Total Credit Points: 20