Sep 22, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 184 - World Drumming


This continuation course will explore the realm of percussion from many perspectives incorporating history, cultural traditions, influences and practice. Students in this second semester course will be assigned a research project.  The performance aspects of this course will focus on improving basic percussion rudiments acquired in the first semester.  Improvisation and group interaction will be explored. The class will work towards a final group performance (required) near the end of the semester.

Students will be able to:

* Analyze the written language of music through the multi-step process of considering the time signature and basic rhythms.
* Demonstrate the ability to work (practice) consistently away from the college on their own–  every day, as well as to demonstrate the ability to focus on the task at hand both during the practice sessions at home and during class time lessons and practice.
* Control nervousness so that they can perform in front of the class and in the final group performance
* Create written documents that employ Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization.
* Identify rhythms in music from various regions in the world and compare and contrast percussion music from different countries

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MUS 134
General Education Elective(s): Humanities and Music Elective

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