Artistic: Main Instrument I
🥁 Module 01 – Percussion

Learning Outcome:

  • 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.
  • They 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.
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Module Description:

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