Time: 6:45 pm - 8:15 am
Location: Ben's House
11 weeks From 18th April – 18th July
No class 27th June & 4th July
Tuesdays 18.45 – 20.15 with Tea and Flapjack
Using instruments from Ghana, looking at traditional rhythms and improvisational techniques. Developing our rhythmic sense and ability to play as a group. Ben aims to set people at ease, giving them confidence in their ability to understand, enjoy and feel the music, filling your head and body with rhythm. Ben has been teaching and performing for 20 years, studying annually with some of Ghana’s top musicians since 1992.
The idea is to take your playing to the next level. A certain level of commitment is required – expectation of practice /& or/ attending another class /& or/ certain level of experience. We will not all be learning all the parts as in the workshops, but concentrating on learning one part well within an ensemble. This way we shall quickly build up a repertoire. To begin with I shall play the lead part, but I will be very happy and even relieved to pass it on to any of you who can play some or all of it. As with all the workshops I teach, all mistakes will be welcome, but you may be moved to easier parts if you are struggling, until your level has risen. You will be encouraged to practice during the week by yourself and if you can with others from the group. Different levels of ability are welcome, but we shall, practice and perform to our strengths. In the group we will bring what we have learnt together, at home we shall practice and develop our skills. Support and suggestions, for your practice shall be given.
We will soon be making a beautiful music mixing the drums, xylophone and percussion, performing with and hopefully without myself.
Bookings are closed for this event.