PERCUSSION | Level 2 – INTERMEDIATE
Frame Drums: Rhythmic Accompaniment, Ornamentation, and Improvisation
6 sessions - Self-paced | Next offering in Summer Term 2021
In medieval Europe frame drums were principally used to accompany dance songs, processional music, and instrumental compositions. Medieval sources reveal that skilful frame drummers stroke the instruments with both hands, utilized fast subdivision, applied complex shakes, and kept the instruments in constant movement (part of a visual effect that affected sound). The result was a vigorous and flashy performance that allowed subtle playing.
In this course students will study:
Study different types of hand, finger, and fist strokes
Study different types of shakes and upward/downward movement
Learn how to improvise utilizing the strokes and movements learned in the course
Learn to accompany pieces of the medieval repertoire utilizing the strokes and movements learned in the course
Explore some applicable medieval Arabic rhythms
DATES & DURATION
Open July 5 - August 31, 2021
6 sessions – Self-paced
1 credit ECTS: 350€
English - Spanish
Level 2 / Intermediate
The student should have taken Frame Drums Beginner course or have experience playing frame drums. Student must have basic musical knowledge and be able to read modern music notation.
Any type of commercial or handcrafted frame drums can be used in this course. Please check with us.
Session 2 | Combination of the basic hand and finger rudiments and Rhythmic Ornamentation
Session 3 | Tambourine Movement I and their Application Simple Rhythmic Ornamentation
Session 4 | Tambourine Shakes and their Application to Complex Rhythmic Ornamentation
Session 5 | Finger Rudiments: Subdivision and Rolls
Session 6 | Accompanying Vocal and Instrumental Pieces
This course will be comprised of:
- 6 virtual one-on-one lessons (1 hour each)
- Recorded introductory lecture or one group live Q&A session (30 min)
- 6 tutorial videos (10-15 minutes each)
- Downloadable materials and links to additional resources
Schedules and assignments:
- The class dates and times will be scheduled with the instructor.
- There will be some suggested deadlines to submit assignments.
- The student workload to take the lessons, review the materials and practice is approximately 4.25 hours per session.
- Students taking the course for credit must complete all assignments and class requirements.
- Broadband Internet connection / WIFI
- External or internal webcam
- External or internal microphone
- Speakers or headphones
- Possibility of printing downloaded materials
- Possibility of scanning your assignments
- Possibility of auto-recording (audio and video)
Places are limited for each section, so sign up early.