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Pandeiro Basic/Medium with Matthias Haffner

Pandeiro Basic/Medium with Matthias Haffner


This course is part of Tamburi 2-Days
from 31.07.  to 01.08.2017

09.00 - 09.30 h - Warm-Ups with several lecturers
09.45 - 13.15 h - Lessons with Matthias
13.15 - 14.30 h - Break (for lunch)
14.30 - 16.00 h - Tutti-Program (Lectures, Clinics,...)

Time: daily 09.45 - 13.15 h
Location: E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany
Lecturer: Matthias Haffner (Germany) 
Instruments: Pandeiro
Course content:

The Pandeiro is the name of the Brazilian frame drum and without any doubt, it is the most important and most outright percussion instrument of Brazil. Due to its wide sound spectrum, it is very popular in many different musical styles: not only in Samba, Choro or Baião (where the Pandeiro is traditionally played), but also in pop music or funk, this rhythmical instrument can be used, and even replace a drum set. In contrast to most of the frame drums, the Pandeiro has to be played horizontally, which leads to an entirely different rhythm concept orienting considerably towards “groovy” sounds. Matthias Haffner will introduce in this workshop different playing techniques he had seen, learned and developed through the years by masters of all regions of Brazil. 

The aim of this course is to learn these techniques in a playful way by means of a composition he has arranged especially for this course. The arrangement is written for several voices and therefore suitable for all levels, from beginner to expert: depending on the level, more or less difficult techniques will be learned. This composition unifies traditional Brazilian styles as well as modern rhythms. Next to the Pandeiro, also other (frame) drums, like for example the Tamborim, will be used.

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Level: Basic/Medium = little (Basic) or good (Medium) experience in frame drum playing or with musical and rhythmical precognition on other instruments.
The lecturer will teach the group in a differentiated way responding to both of the levels.


Please note:

    The Frame Drum Academy expands its course offer with additional two days workshops with various lecturers, that can be booked additionally. The courses take place from 16.15-17.45 pm.The schedule of the extra workshops is aligned to the other courses, which might be relevant for the participants of the 2, 4 or 6 days courses, in order to enable them to join these workshops after their regular course program.Even though, these extra workshops for two days can also be booked separately and independently from the festival program. Read more - CLICK HERE!
    Course fee for one workshop (2 days): 45.-€
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