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Soloing Over Ostinatos

musical-drummer

Overview

From Gene Krupa’s solo on “Sing, Sing, Sing,” to Joe Morello’s solo on “Take Five” to Terry Bozzio’s numerous solo drum set performances, drummers have been expected to be able to solo over a fixed ostinato. This concept of improvising freely with some limbs, while other limbs hold down a fixed pattern is baked into the instrument. It is a 4-limb endeavor, no matter what style you play. In this class we will develop numerous approaches to mastering this important aspect of drumming. Prerequisites: functional drumset technique.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
7/10 – 8/14 (6 weeks)
Alan Hall • $280

Registration

DEPARTMENT: Drum

COURSE TITLE: Soloing Over Ostinatos

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

From Gene Krupa’s solo on “Sing, Sing, Sing,” to Joe Morello’s solo on “Take Five” to Terry Bozzio’s numerous solo drum set performances, drummers have been expected to be able to solo over a fixed ostinato. This concept of improvising freely with some limbs, while other limbs hold down a fixed pattern is baked into the instrument. It is a 4-limb endeavor, no matter what style you play. In this class we will develop numerous approaches to mastering this important aspect of drumming. Prerequisites: functional drumset technique.

Alan Hall (drums)

Advisor, Drum Program. Former assistant professor at Berklee College of Music; adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley; clinician; author; performed with Ernie Watts, Paul McCandless, Eddie Harris, Bruce Wilamson, Art Lande, Tom Coster, Kit Walker, Rebecca Parris, Kai Eckhardt, Stuart Hamm; artist endorsement with Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Aquarian Accessories.

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