Two unique concepts from Ed Roscetti's book “Drummer's Guide to Odd Meters” (Hal Leonard) are presented. First is The Rhythmic Guide, a breakdown of rhythms that can be applied to any given subdivision in any meter. Second, The Five Steps to Musicality, addresses Technique, Time, Time Feel, Phrasing, and Song Form. Rhythms are run down the Five Steps and demonstrated in a variety of styles (Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz and World Beat grooves) on drum set and hand drums followed by interactive attendee participation from their seats. All levels of attendees are able to participate in this process and increase their rhythmic awareness and vocabulary. This clinic is geared towards schools, universities, music stores and music camps. Curriculum is provided to each attendee.
Development of technique, time, time feel, phrasing and song form in odd and common time signatures utilizing the Rhythmic Guide and Five Steps to Musicality concepts. Subdivided rhythms, grooves, fill ideas, ensemble figures and solo ideas are introduced and applied to the drumset.
The first concept, The Rhythmic Guide, is a breakdown of rhythms that can be applied to any given rhythmic subdivision in any meter. These rhythmic drills increase the student’s rhythmic awareness and vocabulary.
The second concept, The Five Steps to Musicality, addresses Technique, Time, Time Feel, Phrasing and Song Form. When this five-step process is completed, the student gains a new way to bring rhythmic ideas into his/her playing on the drumset or any instrument.
Rhythmic Guide and Five Steps to Musicality Handout, excerpt from "Drummer's Guide to Odd Meters," by Ed Roscetti, Hal Leonard Publishing.
Ed Roscetti and Maria Martinez perform using drumset and a selection of traditional hand drums, covering a variety of traditional and hybrid styles. This gives the attendees a better understanding of technique, time feel, rhythmic phrasing, vocal chanting, song form, improvisation and leading an ensemble. This interaction offers an excellent opportunity for professionals, educators and students of all ages to come together and explore communication through the language of the drum in a supportive and inspiring environment. World Beat Rhythms (WBR) is a unique celebration of rhythm, energy, and the joy of ensemble music. For more info, visit the WBR website at www.worldbeatrhythms.com.
This clinic is geared towards schools, universities, music stores, music camps and corporate events.
Ed and Maria perform using drumset along with a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments, moving from one instrument to another in the ensemble. Instruments include drumset, djembe, doumbek, shaker, surdo, d-jun-d-jun, conga, batas, clay tones, mambo bell, shekere, klong yaw, tumbadora.
All rhythms in the percussion score provided are demonstrated for the seated audience. Audience members then repeat these rhythms in a call-and-answer pattern, alternating with Ed and Maria.
Parts and techniques for each instrument in the score are demonstrated including breaks, cues, dynamics, improvisation and rhythmic vocal trading and chanting.
Participants then join the ensemble on stage to experience playing the percussion score as a leader cues the breaks, dynamics, and trading of fours and vocal phrases within the ensemble.
Percussion score handout, excerpt from “World Beat Rhythms, Brazil, Africa & Cuba” By Ed Roscetti and Maria Martinez (Hal Leonard Publishing).
Concepts of stylized drum loops for intermediate and advanced students are demonstrated and discussed. Clinic topics include: Real time drumset loops, midi sequenced and sampled drum loops, drumset with percussion loops, the drumset as an overdub instrument, and a combination of all four examples in one loop.
Ed Roscetti’s book /CD “Creating Professional Drum Loops” (Music Sales Group) will be used as curriculum. A variety of loop concepts are discussed and the accompanying CD is used for listening analysis.
This book/CD package is for drummers and non-drummers alike. The students are introduced to ways of creating their own loops in their home studios, using the latest technology available today (Pro Tools, etc.), which is discussed during the clinic. Through this process, students are encouraged to further develop their individuality as drummers, programmers, composers and/or music producers.
This clinic is geared towards schools, universities, music stores and music camps.
Materials Provided: Excerpt from “Creating Professional Drum Loops” By Ed Roscetti (Music Sales Group).
Roscetti Music custom designs a workshop for your corporate event, no matter how large or small a group you may have. Custom workshops are fun, educational and therapeutic sessions that will teach participants how to play and interact rhythmically on a variety of hand drums and hand percussion instruments. These workshops establish a system, giving managers creative, innovative tools to unify and focus their staff and department. This shared experience facilitates enhanced communication, listening skills and relieves stress with the timeless healing power of rhythm. All instruments are provided on site.
This workshop is geared towards corporate events.
Materials Provided: Curriculum written by Ed Roscetti.
This interactive workshop is designed for music majors at the university level or those who have a working facility with sight reading. Students of all instruments, including voice, are encouraged to participate. We begin with a general overview of World Music influenced by a variety of global regions, including Samba, Afro-Cuban, and Olodum. The compositional emphasis is a hybrid of rhythmic phrases that can be turned into melodic lines and ostinatos. Designated parts are then demonstrated, rehearsed, and percussion majors perform on drum set, surdo, djembe, djun-djun, marimba, etc. as a section with the leader. Non-percussion musicians play their primary instrument (which is folded in along the way) or a percussion part. This includes a chanting choir and rhythmic vocal improvisation.
Time feel and form are developed to find each player’s unique rhythmic “internal dance.” The composition is a work in progress as it is conducted by a series of hand signal cues. In this way, the composition takes on a life of its own, and expands with the added presence of an audience. Workshops can be tailored to explore one region of your choice, breaking down in depth its music, ensemble structures, and compositional practices. This forum is a great addition to any music department’s visiting artist program.
This workshop is geared toward universities and schools.
Materials provided: Curriculum and charts written by Ed Roscetti.
June 23–25th, 2009 (10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.)
(TBA) San Luis Obispo, CA
(All musical levels welcome! You will be “grouped” according to your ability.)
Learn to groove on drumset, hand drums, and hand percussion instruments. Featured drummer, composer, author, and educator Ed Roscetti will introduce and demonstrate a variety of traditional and hybrid styles in both classroom and ensemble settings. Styles and compositions include rock, blues, funk, hip-hop, & world beat rhythms and grooves. Bass guitar accompanies day 2 and 3 for ensemble classes leading up to a final performance. On the 3rd day, Maria Martinez, World Beat Rhythms educator and author will join us. Friends are invited to enjoy this day of fun and music, as students showcase their newly-developed rhythmic skills. This three day hands-on approach to drumming provides a unique opportunity for students of all ages to come together and communicate through rhythm. Students are assigned to an ensemble group based on their level of experience. Focus is on increasing your rhythmic vocabulary in an energetic, interactive, and supportive environment. Campers come and play in the spirit of the groove!
Deadline: June 20
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or make checks payable to: DrumSchool 101
and mail to: DrumSchool 101, 280 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
contact: Steve at DrumSchool 101 to sign up or with any questions
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DRUMMIN’ JAM CAMP FOR KIDS (All musical levels welcome!)
Campers learn to groove on drumset, hand Drums, and hand percussion instruments. Featured drummer, composer, author, and educator Ed Roscetti will introduce and demonstrate a variety of traditional and hybrid styles in both classroom and ensemble settings. Styles include rock, funk, hip-hop, blues & world beat grooves. Bass guitar accompanies 2nd and 3rd day ensemble classes leading up to a final performance. Family and friends are invited to enjoy this day of fun and music, as students showcase their newly-developed rhythmic skills.
Playing in an ensemble gives the drummer a better understanding of the drum & bass connection, time feel, phrasing, improvisation and song form. This three day hands-on approach to drumming provides a unique opportunity for students ages 9-18 to come together and communicate through rhythm.
Students are assigned to an ensemble group based on their level of experience.
Focus is on increasing the rhythmic vocabulary in an energetic, interactive, and supportive environment. Campers come and play in the spirit of the groove!
Excerpts from Ed Roscetti’s book/CD packages (Hal Leonard).
July 25th, 26th, & 27th, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Note: Sign up deadline is July 20th.
[9 through 13] and [14 through 18]
Museum of Making Music 5790 Armada Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008
$250 Make checks payable to: The Museum of Making Music
Jillian Jepsen at The Museum of Making Music to sign up or with any questions at 760-438-5996 ex: 212. Enroll today to save your spot!
INTERACTIVE CONCERTS: World Beat Rhythms (WBR) Interactive Concert
The World Beat Rhythms (WBR) interactive concert performance features Ed Roscetti and Maria Martinez, both well-established drummers, composers, authors, and educators. They combine a wide range of percussion instruments and drumset to perform an eclectic mix of hybrid compositions in a World Music setting.
WBR entails a six-piece ensemble made up of four multi-percussionists, a guitarist and bassist. Melodic and chanting vocals are incorporated, adding layers of dynamic improvisation and melody. Audience participation (voluntary) on shakers and hand drums provided by WBR consistently proves to be a favorite part of the show. This open interaction offers an excellent opportunity for all music lovers – students, professionals, educators, and appreciators of all ages – to come together and explore communication through the language of the drum in a supportive and inspiring environment.
WBR is a unique celebration of rhythm, energy, and the joy of ensemble music.
This interactive concert is geared towards schools, universities, music camps and corporate events. World Beat Rhythms…for global repercussions Visit out website for more information at www.worldbeatrhythms.com