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Module 01:
Artistic Main Instrument I (Drums)

Learning Outcome:

The students must be able to understand and read drum notation in binary rhythms on the drum kit, including time signatures and meter changes. They will learn the correct movement patterns for the drum kit and the correct stroke techniques. Using these techniques they will develop their rhythmic independence when playing drum patterns using binary rhythms and will be able to transfer patterns and combinations easily to the different types of rhythmic styles dealt with in the first year. In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing and they will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Module Description:

This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Main Instrument I and Ensemble IA. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through a graded test at the end of the second semester (short concert, repertoire and technical exercises).


  • Tito Philemon Makassy

Total Credit Points: 20