FUNK . . . as Rhythmic Counterpoint (MPF4111.01)

Bruce Williamson and Michael Wimberly

This course explores approaches to interlocking patterns within a rhythm section by looking at funk based genres such asĀ Afro-pop performed by artists Fela Kuti, Amadou & Mariam, Youssou N’Dour, Oumou Sangare etc, some Brazilian funk + American artists such as James Brown, Sly Stone, P-Funk and Prince, etc.

Composing, notating and arranging rhythmic grooves for the rhythm section will give the student a valuable experience while exploring and performing this syncopated music. Interested horn players will be asked to also play a rhythm-section instrument and compose horn arrangements.

Prerequisites: Must play an instrument, read music, approval by instructor.
Credits: 2
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency:
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