Workshops

Workshops

Invoking third shift - an introductory frame drum workshop

Here we will discuss the creative and meditative uses of the instrument, introduction to the voices of the frame drum, posture, basic hand technique and exercises to help learners develop the coordination to be able to play any pattern at any tempo

Intermediate - invoking third shift - a frame drum workshop

Here we continue in the process of refinement of technique, intermediate level exercises, and exploration of how to play variations on rhythmic structures

Beginner Jembe

Introduction to the voices of the jembe, posture, basic hand technique and exercises to help learners develop the coordination to be able to play any pattern at any tempo

Intermediate Jembe

Refinement of technique, intermediate level exercises, and exploration of how to play variations on rhythmic structures

Beginner Doumbek and Darbuka

Introduction to the voices of the darbuka, posture, basic hand and finger technique and exercises to help learners develop the coordination to be able to play any pattern at any tempo

Intermediate Doumbek and Darbuka

Refinement of technique, intermediate level exercises, and exploration of how to play variations on rhythmic structures

Polyrhythm and Puzzles

An exploration of rhythmic groove, tension and resolution through the relationship between multiple parts with their own identity

Creative Percussion

An exploration of percussion based on rhythm theory and sonic potentials of percussion instruments. The focus here is on cultivating our own ideas and musical voice without regard for the cultural origin of the instruments.

Introduction to Rhythm Theory

The Introduction to Rhythm Theory course will explore the fundamental concepts of rhythm such as pulse, meter, tempo, pulse subdivision, and the difference between structure and content

Intermediate Rhythm Theory

The Intermediate Rhythm Theory course will explore rhythmic gravity, material development, tension and resolution, and polyrhythm.

Advanced Rhythm Theory

The Advanced Rhythm Theory workshop will focus on complex polyrhythm, polymeter, and linear rhythmic development in improvisation.

Rhythm Theory & Percussion Workshop (Master Class)

This is an exploration of how concepts in rhythm theory are applied to percussion music. We also explore some common traits and distinctive traits found in rhythm traditions from the African diaspora, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia.