Percussion Workshops

THE JAZZSCHOOL AT CJC

Percussion Workshops

Jazzschool-Online Technical Notes
All Jazzschool-Online classes meet online via Zoom. Technical requirements include: computer, tablet or phone with a reliable internet connection. Computer (laptop or desktop) is preferred, but a tablet or phone is also possible, with somewhat limited functionality. Optional for improved sound quality: external microphone, either connected via USB or XLR cable to audio interface. For a budget USB mic option, we recommend the Samson Go, currently retailing for around $50 new. Additional technical requirements are listed for specific classes below.

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

Ami Molinelli

Pandeiro – Dissecting the Groove 
with Ami Molinelli
Percussionist Ami Molinelli will discuss and demonstrate the evolution of pandeiro technique in Brazilian music. We’ll focus on the basic elements of samba and choro including swing and the tamborim ride. Because the pandeiro adapts elements of the Brazilian bass drum (surdo), shakers (ganzá) and tamborim – we will dissect the GROOVE. Please bring your own pandeiro. 

Saturday, October 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
$45 advance, $60 day of workshop
Ami Molinelli

Rhythm Studio
with Keith Terry
In this informative and entertaining workshop, we will identify cultural and historical connections while exploring a variety of rhythmic systems and concepts from around the world, including polyrhythms, crosspulses, polymeters, phasing, half time/double time, additive/divisive, syncopation and more. Hands-on, no instruments needed. We will step, clap and vocalize simple patterns and rhythmic games as a way to internalize these tools, which enhance the development of time, timing, phrasing, listening skills, independence, coordination and ensemble awareness. This knowledge can then be applied to musical instruments, the voice, plus other vehicles of expression, in composition and improvisation. A useful resource for musicians, dancers and movers of all kinds, actors, DJs, beat-makers, and film editors anyone interested in deepening their skills and broadening rhythmic horizons.

Saturday, October 17, 11 am – 1 pm
$45 advance, $60 day of workshop
Keith Terry

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

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