Class information

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TitleThe Engine Room: The Steel Band Rhythm Section
DaysTWTh (week 1)
Instructor(s)Chris Tanner
Slots (taken)20 (5)
LocationThe Music Room Downtown
DescriptionThis workshop provides insight as to the inner workings of the rhythm section of a steel band, often known as the "engine room." Participants will learn to recognize appropriate instrumentation for musical styles common to the steel band idiom, such as calypso and soca, and will also learn to perform stylistically appropriate grooves. Most of the time will be spent in hands-on demonstration and instruction, but also participants will learn to apply critical listening skills in order to discern engine room instruments and grooves. Neither experience with percussion instruments nor music reading skills are necessary.

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