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PERCUSSITY FLAMENCO CAJON COURSES

::Description

This workshop offers an introspection into the fascinating world of Flamenco. We demonstrate popular styles like Rumba, Tangos, Bulerías and Soleás amongst others while talking about their historic and cultural background.

During these interactive workshops students explore a unique and hip instrument called the Cajon. This instrument is becoming very popular amongst musicians due to its versatility and sonic closeness to the drum kit. Rudimental applications and drum friendly techniques are also another reason why a lot of performers are passionate about the Cajon.

Students explore new possibilities of how to apply rhythms usually performed on drums and learn to transfer them to the Cajon thus providing a new voice that can easily be used in acoustic gig situations.

Many jazz musicians as well as rock players have been influenced by Flamenco music for decades. The rhythmic richness and phrasing capabilities of this style offers a new and extended musical vocabulary that can be applied and adapted onto any other instrument or style to create interesting performances and provide soloing ideas in odd time signatures.
Aims and outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to play and recognise some of the most important and influential flamenco styles.

The workshop also aims to demonstrate transferable techniques from other styles and other percussion on to the Cajon and vice versa. Students learn to apply flamenco and odd time phrasing techniques to contemporary styles such as funk, rock or jazz, which provides them with new creative ideas that can be used to improve their music vocabulary.

Hand and brush techniques as well as drum rudiments, grooves and fills will be covered and applied to the Cajon. These basic concepts provide the modern musician with adaptable tools that can also be used in different situations like: when a softer sound is required, when there are space limitations, when an extra colour is needed or in acoustic set ups.

::Beginners course

This course is suitable for anyone without a flamenco knowledge: from professional musicians to beginners. Previous music experience is desirable but not a must. Please contact Percussity if you have any doubts.

Program

a) Cajon technique
• Hand position and sounds
• Warm ups
• Rudiments
• Brushes techniques

b) Flamenco styles
• Binary meters
Rumba
Tango
• Compound rhythms
Bulería
Soleá
Alegrías
Seguiryas
• Phrasing
• Fills
• Hand clapping

c) Drumset rhythms applied to the Cajon
• Funk, rock patterns
• Ideas for unplugged situations
• Cajon as an extra colour incorporated within a drumset
• Percussion sets

d) Applications of flamenco styles for contemporary music
• Flamenco rhythms applied to drumset and percussion
• Bulerías applications. Soloing ideas for contemporary styles
• Groove composition ideas

e) Peruvian and cuban rhythms
• Introduction to Lando and Festejo
• Introduction to Yambú

Dates

2011
22nd of October from 11 to 2
26th of November from 11 to 2

2012
14th of January from 11 to 2
11th of February from 11 to 2
10th of March from 11 to 2
14th of April from 11 to 2
19th of May from 11 to 2

Fees

Registration fee: £80 (non refundable)
Tuition fee (21 hours): £200

Total course fee: £ 280 (+VAT)

Location

The Premises Studios,
209 Hackney Road
London E2 8JL

More information at:

http://www.percussity.co.uk/educational/eng_edu_itinerary_flamenco_course.html


::Advanced course

This course is suitable for musicians who have passed the beginners cajon course or for those who have a good knowledge of flamenco styles.

Please contact Percussity if you wish to enrol on this course and haven’t successfully passed our beginners course.

Program

a) Cajon technique
• Hand position and sounds
• Warm ups
• Advanced rudiments
• Advanced brushes techniques

b) Flamenco styles
• Binary meters
Rumba
Tango
Fandango de Huelva
Farrucas
• Compound rhythms
Bulería
Soleá
Alegrías
Seguiryas
• Advanced Phrasing
• Advanced Fills
• Techniques to play with dancers
• Tecniques to play with guitar players
• Transcriptions

c) Drumset rhythms applied to the Cajon
• Advanced funk, rock patterns
• Co-ordination techniques (hi-hat, snare drum, cymbals,...)
• Transition techniques

d) Applications of flamenco styles to contemporary music
• Flamenco rhythms applied to drumset and percussion
• Binary and ternary rhythms counterpoint
• Bulerías applications. Advanced soloing ideas for contemporary styles
• Groove composition ideas
• Improvisation techniques
• Solo transcriptions

Dates

2011
22nd of October from 3 to 6
26th of November from 3 to 6

2012
14th of January from 3 to 6
11th of February from 3 to 6
10th of March from 3 to 6
14th of April from 3 to 6
19th of May from 3 to 6

Fees

Registration fee: £80 (non refundable)
Tuition fee (21 hours): £200

Total course fee: £ 280(+VAT)

Location

The Premises Studios,
209 Hackney Road
London E2 8JL

More information at:

http://www.percussity.co.uk/educational/eng_edu_itinerary_flamenco_course.html
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