MUS 180 - Recreational & Empowerment Drumming
Recreational Drumming is an interdisciplinary, percussion-based music activity that fosters participation for people of all abilities and age levels in settings including education, personal and group social development, wellness, and leisure.
Empowerment Drumming is a complementary strategy that can be incorporated into an individual’s whole person approach for maintaining or reestablishing the gift of a healthy life. Empowerment Drumming is not about performance. The approach is to extend the benefits of group drumming as a form of Recreational Music-Making to people regardless of musical experience. According to Merriam Webster, the term “recreational” is derived from the word, “recreation”, which actually means “restoration to health.”
Students examine rhythms from the music of diverse cultures, explore improvisatory and compositional practices of recreational music-making, and experiment with inclusive practices of incorporating music into their lives. Repeatable.
Grade mode designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule.
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