World Drumming Workshop

Ref: C2226550

The drumming course explores the origins and cultural background of different world rhythms. Each week, learners will develop their understanding of basic aspects of rhtythm and methods of following rhythm notation; this will be be conducted within the context of a world music journey ranging in examples from celtic to latin to middle-eastern. By the end of this course, some learners will be able to perform a small repertoire of pieces which showcase their learning.

Additional information about this course

No skills or experience required. Service users of Leading Lives only.

Course aim

The purpose of this course is to allow learners access to practical workshops which explore cultural diversity from the perspective of world musics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • play some basic world music rhtyhms
  • read a form of musical notation
  • recognise and distinguish between different world music rhythms
  • differentiate different types of percussion

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

World Drumming Workshop

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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