What is the course about?
Learn to play tunes and rhythms from a variety of non-Western traditions, singing and playing instruments, with opportunities to improvise.
What will we cover?
We will play some classic world music grooves
- Ghanaian highlife
- South African jazz
- Bhangra and Bollywood.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Perform music from classic world music grooves of three continents. Increase your appreciation of the music styles you have played.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to be able to hold your individual part within the ensemble, to hold the groove. You will either have music reading skills of notation and/or chord charts, or a good ear to learn from recordings and demonstrations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Listening to sample music, lecture/demonstration and practical rehearsal. The music for study - by ear and from notation - will benefit from rehearsal work outside class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring your instrument if you have one. Otherwise, percussion and sheet music/recordings will be supplied. You may find it useful to record parts of the sessions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may also be interested in other non-Western music courses such as Latin percussion, Congas, Afro-Cuban Ensebmel, Township Tunes, Latin piano.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details