MUS. 234 - Afro-Latin Percussion Ensem 4

MUS. 234 Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble IV

Course focuses on the basic percussive techniques and rhythms associated with the genre of Afro-Latin music, as it applies to traditional and contemporary expression. It is intended to address how percussion and percussive instruments, much like their African prototypes, have been utilized as indispensable tools of artistic and social expression. Focus will be centered on but not limited to Afro-Caribbean instruments and forms, their parallel relationships, and the telling socio-political circumstances in which they developed. Students will build on the skills developed in Music 233: Afro-Latin Percussion 3, through fundamental improvisation, as well as by incorporating more complex rhythms, rhythmic exercises, and variations of fundamental rhythms. Individual practice outside of class hours is required.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 24-27
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: MUS. 233
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
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College of San Mateo

Department: Music

Number of Units: 2

This description is for the Spring 2020 term