DRUM TO THE DJ

Explore the origins of the basic beat patterns and the different types of drum sounds still relevant in today’s music. We will explore and showcase how music is a part of a global family. We will make the connections from the original basic beat patterns from the drum and the different types of drum sounds and show how this beat pattern can still be recognized in today’s music through the DJ.

We will also highlight the influence of the DJ and turntablism (aka the art of dj’ing) and use different techniques to manipulate and create sounds.

Students who in engage in this workshops will

  • Draw the correlation between the sound and beat pattern of the drum and link it to the DJ.
  • Learn specific drum strokes and specific DJ techniques that will be explained throughout the session.
  • Learn the origins of the DJ and their impact on music
  • Learn about the basic constructs of the drum and the turntable

Recommended for open space room/gym assembly style presentation of 100+ students

DRUM

Explore the origins of the basic beat patterns and the different types of drum sounds still relevant in today’s music. We will explore and showcase how music is a part of a global family. We will also look to highlight the Djembe, Congo & Conga drum and associated sister instruments and its influence on music from Africa, Latin America & West Indies.

Students who in engage in this workshops will

  • Understand the constructs of the drum
  • Understand the cultural and historical importance of drum to music and various ethno-communities around globe (Migration of sound through the drum)
  • Learn about typical activities that happen in an African Village
  • Use tableaus to demonstrate their learning

Recommended for small – mid size group 25 – 50 students