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Frame Drum / Basic Course with Philipp Kurzke

Frame Drum Basic with Philipp Kurzke


This course is part of Tamburi 5-Days
from 30.07. to 03.08.2018

On Monday 30.07.: 09.00 h - Welcome and introduction of the lecturers
09.30 - 13.00 h - Lessons with Philipp
13.00 - 15.00 h - Break (for lunch)
15.00 - 16.15 h - Tutti-Program (Lectures, Clinics,...) - Monday to Thursday!

On Friday, the 3rd of August from 10-13 o´clock., a joint performance of all the workshop groups will take place.


Time: daily  09.30 - 13.00 h
Location: E-Werk, Freiburg
Lecturer: Philipp Kurzke (Germany)
Instruments: Large Frame Drum, Tar, Mizhar ...  Instruments will be provided!
Content of the course:

This course is for participants with only little experience in playing the frame drum. In the aim of gaining a fast sense of achievement, sometimes in beginner courses there is not much focus on building a solid basis. But only if one really understands the basics, he later on will be able to learn in a faster way! The main target of this course is to build a solid base at the beginning to enter the world of frame drums. Furthermore we will work together on an arrangement.

Topics of the course:

  • Basics understanding of rhythm
  • Syllable language: introduction and consolidation
  • Posture and body work
  • Hand setting – How to arrange a rhythm on the hands?
  • The most important beating techniques and sounds on the frame drum with detailed explanation of the movements
  • System to work in a creative way on rhythm and to create own rhythms
  • Variation techniques for rhythms
  • Compilation of an arrangement
In this course, we will work on the sitting position (also “lap style” or “Glen Velez style”), but we can also treat other playing techniques like the freehand style or the standing position.
Language of instructiion:


Level: The course is suitable for participants bringing musical and rhythmical precognition and  little experience in playing the frame drum.


Please note:

    The Frame Drum Academy offers agian two days workshops with various lecturers, that can be booked additionally. The courses take place from 16.30-18.00 pm. The schedule of the extra workshops is aligned to the other courses, which might be relevant for the participants of the 2, 5 or 7 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.-€
  • If you would like to visit the evening concert, you might get a reduced ticket price on the days you booked a course. Because the concerts are often sold out, we recommend you to reserve your ticket in advance!

  • If you are looking for a cheap lunch, we recommend you the new E-Werk restaurant „FLUXUS“.

  • If you have any further questions, please contact us at

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