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The Percussion Summer School
Leeds, UK, 30 July–04 August 2006

The course centres on developing the essentials of strong rhythm, good technique and musical imagination whilst covering a wide range of percussive subjects:

  • Developing the “inner pulse”
  • Marimba and 4-mallet technique
  • Timpani and orchestral percussion
  • Vibraphone and jazz improvisation
  • Latin percussion and hand drums
  • Drum kit
  • Contemporary solo percussion
  • Afro-Brazilian rhythms and Samba
  • Percussion ensemble 2-20 players

In previous years students, teachers, amateurs and professionals have all enjoyed the course. There is a balance of group sessions and smaller classes in order to concentrate on different aspects of technique, style, repertoire or improvisation. There are also opportunities for private lessons with the tutors. Throughout the week we rehearse in large and small ensembles in preparation for an informal concert which takes place on the Friday.
Classes normally finish at 6pm, allowing time in the evening for special events, private practice… or just relaxing in the local pub.

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