Rhythm is at the heart of every musical performance. Every time we play or teach music we are dealing with rhythm in one way or another. This workshop, directed to all music teachers and musicians, will increase your ability to improve your inner sense of time and rhythm. 'Ritimica' is a Brazilian pedagogical tradition of rhythmic ear training, sight-reading, and independence/coordination exercises that will help musicians gain rhythmic fluency that transcends musical genre, tempo, and meter. Whether your background is in jazz, classical, or another tradition, you will gain practical insight into the way rhythms are learned and retained. Participants will also learn exercises specifically targeted to the teaching of student ensembles, and will develop strategies to address common rhythmic issues found in the daily teaching context. This workshop is guaranteed to help you better educate and motivate your students, and to invigorate your own music making!
Workshop Session III, Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
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