Kerryn Joyce – Percussion – Renshu

Module 4 covers: * Stretches * Taikoz Renshu – 3 speeds * Introduction the Call and Response – Western technique as a compositional tool (there may be a guest appearance in here too!) * Review all the material of Turbine to date introduction Theme A, B, A plus add Call and Response

Elliott Orr – percussion – Introduction to the Djembe

Module 1 covers: Introduction to the Djembe History, context and meaning. Technique of the Djembe Bass, Tone and Slap. Key points: Djembe, pronounced with a silent ‘d’, means ‘to gather in peace’. The djembe is always accompanied by the doundouns, they are a family of drums. The largest is the Doundounba (‘ba’ means big). The…

Kerryn Joyce – Percussion – Introduction to Mitsu-uchi

In these modules we will study various techniques and develop a number of skills to equip students in the basics of wadaiko: the music and practise of the Japanese drum. Students will then apply their technique to my composition called Turbine. There are a number of levels of complexity within this module. The areas that…

Elliott Orr – percussion – High Drum Part

Module 6 covers: This module is the wrap up for Zebola, including the High Drum part. Drum drum speedy faster speedy is the mnemonic for this part. The complex thing about this rhythm is that it has a different dominant pulse. The best way to come to terms with the difference between the two different…

Elliott Orr – percussion – Song with Mid Drum Part

Module 5 covers: Zebola – continued In this module I present the Mid Drum part as well as the chant. The words: Zebola, Zebola kani Zebola Aiey aiey (or aioh) Ok, doing the chant may feel a little awkward. My experience is the only way to make it work is to simply go full throttle…