Percussion (2017 Listing)

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CoordinatorPeggy Carlson (peggy.carlson3@gmail.com) Percussion Coordinator
Drumset Workshop

Drumset Workshop

Price: $85

Days: MWF/MWF, July 17–28

Times: 1:30–2:20pm

Instructor: Zach Compston

Location: Music 301

Take it up a notch! This class will combine performance skills, technique, sight-reading and analysis of various musical styles including Jazz, Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Caribbean and Funk for drumset. There will also be handout materials with examples to aid in the development of the proper technique for playing these styles.

Rhythm Section Workshop

Rhythm Section Workshop

Price: $50

Days: Th/T, July 20 & 25

Times: 8:00–8:50pm

Instructors: Clipper Anderson, Darin Clendenin, Zach Compston

Location: Music 301

How does a rhythm section work together? How does the rhythm section work with an instrumental or vocal soloist? This workshop focuses on performance skills for piano, bass, guitar and drums. We’ll explore how these instruments play together and communicate in various jazz settings such as big band, combo, trio, and latin styles. Vocalists are also welcome.

Scottish Snare Drumming

Scottish Snare Drumming

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 5:30–6:50pm

Instructor: Faculty

Location: UCPC Fellowship Hall

Workshop will be taught be a member of the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band. The snare drum provides a solid rhythmic foundation for traditional and modern pipe band music. Drummers of all skill levels are welcome in this class, including beginners. The goal is to introduce, demonstrate, and refine the skills of the Scottish snare drum. Drums not required. Practice pads and sticks will be provided for sale at moderate cost. After the class, continuing instruction will be provided by the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band, for those who wish to join the band's drum section.

African Marimba Workshop for the Complete Novice

Price: $40

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 10:00–11:30am

Instructor: Jim Levine

Location: University Park Gym

This workshop is for the person who has never played an African Marimba but always wanted to try. Or maybe never even heard of an African Marimba but thinks it must be really fun, because it is! This workshop will provide an introduction to the African Marimba and the different voices in the ensemble. One song will be taught and everyone will be playing by the end of the session. This is the most accessible music ever. No keyboard or music reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

Beginning African Marimba Ensemble (Knock on Wood!)

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 1:00–2:30pm

Instructor: Jim Levine

Location: University Park Gym

In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, Marimba means “the wood that sings” and that is totally true! This ensemble is for the person who has never had any African Marimba classes. We will learn to play songs from Zimbabwe and South Africa, including some poly-rhythmic arrangements. We will have sopranos, tenors, a baritone and a bass marimba for participants to use during the class. This is African music so it is all taught verbally. [more]

Beginning African Marimba Ensemble (Knock on Wood!)

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–11:30am

Instructor: Jim Levine

Location: University Park Gym

In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, Marimba means “the wood that sings” and that is totally true! This ensemble is for the person who has never had any African Marimba classes. We will learn to play songs from Zimbabwe and South Africa, including some poly-rhythmic arrangements. We will have sopranos, tenors, a baritone and a bass marimba for participants to use during the class. This is African music so it is all taught verbally. [more]

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