Afro-Cuban Percussion Byron Community College

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Afro-Cuban Percussion

Afro-Cuban Percussion

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Find your fire with the ancient drums and rhythm patterns of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion (aka Salsa/Rumba). Immerse yourself in a whole new world, discovering the traditions behind the instruments and learning how to play each rhythm in time within Clave (this mysterious key unlocks the secrets of this music).

As we master the fundamentals of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion, we will explore the rich history and culture of these ancient rhythm patterns and instruments, understanding their journey and how each one evolved. Discover the basics of sound and technique or fine tune your skills with variations and a world of new knowledge. Understand the Clave and its importance in keeping the time throughout each composition. Fuel your mind with the never-ending language of each instrument while they harmoniously follow each other in and around the accent of the Clave.

Course fundamentals include:

  • The Basics of Sound and Technique
  • Fine tune your skills with Variations of the basics
  • Clave and the importance of time
  • Traditional Rhythms patterns
  • Discover your instrument’s voice
  • Rhythms in Clave
  • Instrument Maintenance

Experience a hands-on approach to learning the fundamentals of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion. Instruments provided include Congas, Timbales, Bongò, Bombo, Campana, Güiro, Chekere, Maracas, and Claves.

Join me as I take you on a musical journey to discover a whole new world.

What to bring:

  • Pencil
  • Workbook
  • Audio and video recorder (phone will be fine)
  • Ear plugs

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • A great intro to several Cuban styles. Covering basic learner level hand drumming and other percussion instruments. Patient tutor, highly recommended. Thanks Michele.