Why Rhythm ?
Rhythm is the pulse and heart beat of all music. Rhythm is what makes music different and exciting. Rhythm is melodic and palpable. Learning Rhythm will builds a strong foundation for understanding a varity of meters and how sounds work together on percussive instruments.
What will I learn?
4/4, 2/4/, 3/4 and 6/8 Meters ( the more common meters)
Notes Rhythmic Value
Discover New Percussion instruments and where they originated
Accents and syncopation
How to Rhythm on sheet music
How to read Chord Charts
Build your own Cajon
Will I perform?
Yes. Performing is a part of learning. Every student will be given the opportunity to perform during Master Class. Master Class Performances are where we perform and recieve peer feedback while learning the art of performance.
Is this class a private class or will I learn with a group?
Rhythm is taught in a group setting which enhances our motivation to learn expereincing community.
What materials do I need?
We will be using "The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion" by Ed Uribe and " Harmony nad Musicianchip with Solfedge" by Dr. Wanner. In addition you will choose one song to master to be performed for Master Class. The song will be chosen in collaboration with your instructor.
"Harmony and Musicianship with Solfedge" and "teoría" are excellent open source material used to introduce Rhythm understanding. For more advanced learning "The essence of Afro Percussion and Brazillian Percussion" are excellent resources filled with treasures to increase your understanding of music as you move toward your goal of Rhythm mastery.