Bebop, Rock & Beyond (Fundamentals) is a drum set seminar that surveys specific drumming architects of Bebop, Funk, and Rock music while investigating innovative drum set performers of today who are blending traditional rhythms from global communities into mainstream and improvised forms of music. Student will listen to drum set innovators Ed Blackwell, Art Blakey, Alex Acuna, Ignacio Berroa, John Bonham, Daphnis Prieto, Steve Jordan, and several others who have contributed to the development, craft, and innovation of the American drum set. Students will be tasked with learning and developing rhythmic patterns, learning/reading drum notation, and advancing their stick control, coordination, and overall ability to listen while making informed musical choices. Maintenance and tuning are key components to achieving a great sound from the drums. Students will be tasked with instrument maintenance while maintaining a controlled rehearsal environment.
*Students will enhance their skills through research and analysis
*Engage with your group as a community of collaborators
*Students make and revise original work, develop new ways of understanding
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: A written statement outlining your strengths and areas that need development, as well as what you’d like to accomplish from this class should be emailed to the instructor.
Corequisites: Playing a drum set or instrument is preferred
Course Level: 4000-level
Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Performance , History , Instrumental Study , Fully In-Person
Tags: Jazz , improvisation , music history , Drum Set , Rock , Funk , Bebop , Fusion , Global Music , World Music , Rhythms , Innovators , HipHip , Cuban Rhythms , African Rhythms , Brazilian Rhythms , Indian Rhythms