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Middle Eastern Percussion

Ian Watson - Vacation Care

Drum to the beat of the Middle East

The Middle East has been a melting pot of Civilisations and Empires for over 12,000 years.

Its Music has developed into some of the most infectious, exotic, authentic, and recognisable sounds that we have on this planet.

It is used to celebrate a myriad of cultures, nations and ethnicities that make up this extremely complex part of the world.

Highlights

  • How to produce the variety of tones needed to play the rhythms
  • Establishing primary rhythms
  • Variations on these primary rhythms
  • Techniques to improve improvisation

What's Included?

  • This incursion is brought to your centre for a workshop of musical creation
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Ian creates live loops using traditional and contemporary instruments, relying heavily on traditional work percussion and electronic mediums to create sonic landscapes of audio imagery.

Based in Sydney, Ian has played Drums and Percussion for almost 30 years.  Travelling to 29 different countries, he has studied and performed, drums/percussion in 12 of those countries and has played in countless bands and troupes touring around Australia.

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