This unit provides students with an introduction to and performance experience on a wide range of percussion instruments. The aim of this unit is to: introduce students to performance techniques on orchestral, latin, ethnic and commercial percussion instruments; provide students with historical information about instruments in the percussion family; and enable students to assemble and perform basic maintenance on school percussion instruments. On completion students will be prepared to face the situations usually encountered in elementary classroom, and ensemble teaching of percussion instruments.
1 x 1.5hr lecture/week
Portfolio of Notes (20%), Drum kit Arrangement (10%) Percussion Ensemble Arrangement (20%), written exam ( 40%), practical assignment ( 10%)
This unit is not available for Percussion students enrolled in a BMus degree.