Feb 18, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 134 - World Drumming


This course will explore the realm of percussion from a variety of perspectives incorporating both history and practice. We will look at the historical development of percussion and percussion instruments as well as their use in various cultural traditions, not only in western classical music but in the music of indigenous peoples throughout the world. We will also look at the way those traditions have influenced one another to shape the use of percussion today. The performance aspect of this course will focus on the basic percussion rudiments and building technique for performance. Students may work in groups and individually on percussion exercises and repertoire. This course is designed to be informative for students of any background and is open to all students regardless of ability.

General Education Elective(s): Humanities

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