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Frame Drum for Beginners with Philipp Kurzke

Frame Drum for Beginners with Philipp Kurzke


This course is part of Tamburi 2-Days
from 04. to 05.08.2018

Saturday: 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,...)


Time: daily  09.430 - 13.00 h
Location: E-Werk, Freiburg
Lecturer: Philipp Kurzke (Germany)
Instruments: Large Frame Drum, Tar, Mizhar ...
Content of the course:

As already can be seen in the title, this course addresses to beginners or returners. Philipp Kurzke invites you to a journey into the fascinating world of frame drums. Participants who already visited some courses and only like to renew their basic knowledges off course are also welcome!

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 following topics will be treated:

  • Basics understanding of rhythm
  • introduction into syllable language
  • Posture and body work
  • Hand setting – How to coordinate 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
  • Examples of rhythms

In this course, we will work on the sitting position (also “lap style” or “Glen Velez style”). Other playing positions like the „free hand style“ or the “standing position” will possibly be shortly introduced, but won't be part of the course.

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Level: Beginner = No precognition necessary


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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