SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Rhythms of the World Spring 2021 - SOAS Music Workshops

Vasilis Sarikis

Date: 10 March 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 10 March 2021Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Online Learning

Type of Event: Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in understanding concepts and devices of rhythm found in musical styles from around the world. Improve your sense of rhythm and structure, apply the rhythms and patterns with your own instrument or use the ideas as a tool in composition and teaching. We will look at:

  • shapes and phrases in South Indian music
  • Eastern Mediterranean rhythmic cycles
  • multi-layered grooves from Ghana, Morocco and Brazil
  • how to play Sandansko Horo in 22/8

Learn the ways that these rhythmic ideas, techniques and devices can be applied to enrich your compositional, performance and educational skills. Applicable to all instruments.

MP3s, PDFs and relevant internet links will be provided to help you continue your studies.

With Vasilis Sarikis

Recordings of this course are available to purchase after the event as 'view only' - click here for more info.

Organiser: Department of Music, School of Arts, SOAS

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