Jan 30, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 770 Introduction to Playing the Drum Set

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

This course is designed for those who have little or no experience or formal training in drum set performance or practice. Teaching is directed towards enabling participants to acquire a facility for themselves, and in turn, to help them teach and coach their student drummers in developing better drumming skills and overall musicianship. You’ll learn about technique, styles (including rock, jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban), improvisation, reading, repertoire, and drum equipment. No equipment is required; you will be supplied with a pair of sticks, a method book, and a play-along CD. Each student will sit at their own professional drum set that includes all cymbals and hardware.

This course is not repeatable for credit.