Drumming: An Extension of Language (MIN2120.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course serves as an introduction to rhythms and musical practices from Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Using indigenous percussion instruments from these territories, students will learn to play traditional and hybrid rhythms. There will be discussions and scheduled response papers on readings, podcasts, and films pertaining to global issues from these territories, as well as an end of term presentation. Weekly practice will provide a greater experience and is anticipated. Drumming serves the greater Bennington community in the fall by partnering with South Western Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), and the Village School of North Bennington. This class usually visits these organizations with the goal of sharing what we are creating. This activity is contingent on CDC guidelines TBD.

Learning Outcomes:
• Engage with your group as a community of collaborators
• Practice exploring the unfamiliar as part of your liberal arts education
• Become independent learners who are curious about the world
• Explore improvisation and rhythmic composition

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Music Workshop
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , History , Instrumental Study , Performance