Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Typically offered:


Students will learn the fundamentals and rhythms of West Africa, Cuba, and Brazil. In addition to having a better understanding of the world of percussion, students will master rhythmic notation, counting and subdivision, time signature, and reading percussion music. Students will work online in groups to compose a percussion ensemble composition and will do a research project on a percussion topic of their choice, approved by the instructor. Students will take a basic knowledge test of rhythms and instruments. Evaluation will be based on ensemble composition (33%), research project (33%), and final test (33%).


None, but students need to have a drum, preferably a djembe.

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