Afro Cuban Percussion II Byron Community College

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Afro Cuban Percussion II

Afro Cuban Percussion II

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Master the second phase of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion in this Level II course.

Explore the rich history and culture of these ancient rhythm patterns and instruments. Come to understand their journey and how each one evolved, including the basics of sound and technique. Fine tune your skills with variations and a world of new knowledge while learning how to understand the clave and its importance in keeping the time throughout each composition.

Come and 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:

  • Sound and technique
  • Fine tune your skills with variations on the basics
  • Clave and the importance of time
  • Traditional rhythm patterns
  • Discovering your instrument's voice
  • Rhythms in clave
  • Instrument maintenance

This is a vibrant, hands on learning experience that will cover all of the fundamentals of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion. Instruments provided include congas, timbales, bongo, 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

Course Prerequisites

This course is only for those who has completed the first course and obtained the certificate entitled  SALSA ROOTS I -"La Voz Del Pueblo" (1830's - 1940's)

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!