Participants should bring any of the following: djembe, cajon, doumbek, shakers, frame drums/tambourines. A limited number of instruments will be available to borrow.
In this clinic, Tom successfully fuses various rhythmic concepts from around the world. This workshop will feature drumming techniques from different cultures including the Middle East, Far East and India. Divided into four sections: palm drums, finger drums, jingle drums, and shakers. Specific techniques are covered and combined for Djembe, Cajon, Doumbek, shakers, Frame Drums and a variety of tambourines (participants should bring any of those instruments). Tom will also explore how they are all related to the American drum set, utilizing four-part coordination. The techniques presented use resource materials percussion students and teachers are familiar with, such as Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation,” George Stone’s “Stick Control” and Gary Chester’s “The New Breed.” Hi-hat and foot controlled tambourines, cow-bells and blocks are utilized to take advantage of four part coordination familiar to drum-set players. Many exercises popularized by Tom’s former teacher, Joe Morello, are applied to these “world percussion” instruments as well as rudimental applications, thus demystifying the instruments to western audiences. Much of this material is covered in Tom's book/DVD set of the same name published by Alfred Music (which will be available for sale at the workshop).
This workshop is partially sponsored by Gon Bops, Sabian, Remo and Vic Firth, which will provide door prizes for participants!
Space is limited - register in advance! If registering for more than one person, please provide all names in the "notes" field.
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