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The Musical Drummer

musical-drummer

Overview

This course, for intermediate to advanced players, is focused on developing the drummer’s sense of musicality. While difficult to define, this is a quality ascribed to those drummers who make the others around them sound great. Masters like Roy Haynes, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Jack DeJohnette are discussed, as well as contemporary players such as Bill Stewart and Ari Hoenig. Students explore a wide variety of concepts, including time feel, meaningful interaction, melodic soloing, dynamic balance, and the development of an individual sound. Prerequisites: basic 4-limb coordination and some jazz drumming experience.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/10 – 6/5 (9 weeks)
Jon Arkin • $375

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DEPARTMENT: Drum

COURSE TITLE: The Musical Drummer

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course, for intermediate to advanced players, is focused on developing the drummer’s sense of musicality. While difficult to define, this is a quality ascribed to those drummers who make the others around them sound great. Masters like Roy Haynes, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Jack DeJohnette are discussed, as well as contemporary players such as Bill Stewart and Ari Hoenig. Students explore a wide variety of concepts, including time feel, meaningful interaction, melodic soloing, dynamic balance, and the development of an individual sound. Prerequisites: basic 4-limb coordination and some jazz drumming experience.

Jon Arkin (drums)

B.M. in Jazz Performance, University of Miami School of Music (now Frost School of Music); has performed internationally with a wide variety of musicians including Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, Grady Tate, Ira Sullivan, Cuong Vu, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Wil Blades, Vusi Mahlasela, Meklit Hadero, Karl Denson, Stew, Fareed Haque, and many others; longtime member of groups led by Nathan Clevenger, Ian Carey, Adam Shulman, Matthew Charles Heulitt; performs in various configurations with his self-designed electroacoustic setup, including with the Schimscheimer Family Trio, Jordan Glenn, Rob Ewing, Kasey Knudsen, and Ben Goldberg; has taught classes/lessons/workshops at the CJC/JCMS, Stanford Jazz Workshop, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State U, Humboldt State U, and many other schools around the U.S. and Europe. www.jonarkin.net

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