Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog
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AFS 204 - Introduction to African Drumming (Cross-listed as PAMU 204)


Units: 3
Two hours lecture and two hours activity per week
Introductory course that uses an applied, hands-on approach to learning African drumming techniques relevant in traditional and contemporary drumming styles in West Africa. Explores diverse ceremonial and recreational music and fundamental elements in West African rhythm, melody, form, and structure. Employs traditional African oral learning methods, listening exercises, and music analysis through rehearsals, discussions, readings, and listening. Covers the construction and basic maintenance of African drums. No prior performing experience required. Repeat 2 times up to 6 units
Graded: Letter Grade
Same as: PAMU 204  



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