MUS 174 - Afro-Caribbean Drumming at John Tyler Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

Focuses on the drumming traditions of West Africa, the Caribbean Islands, and South America beginning with their roots and continuing through the development of Jazz and African American spirituals. Includes hand drumming, drum materials and construction, and the different purposes of drumming.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This applied music course is intended to increase a student?s knowledge of the drumming styles and influences of West Africa and the Caribbean. It is expected that students will take an active role in both the playing and singing of the music presented.

Course Objectives

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