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Requirements for the Percussion major

The artistic-musical proficiency test includes the following contents:

1. Solo performance of a prepared rudimentary piece on snare drum or timbales. Literature example: Charley Wilcoxon – All-American Drummer.
2. Demonstration of basic playing techniques on the conga: open stroke, closed/open slap, bass tone, muff, floating hand. Basic grooves on bongos (“martillo”) and conga (“tumbao”). Knowledge of basic rumba and son cubano claves.
3. Sightreading: Clapping a notated, syncopated rhythm.

This instrument can only be chosen in the Music and Media or Audio and Video bachelor’s programs.

Jan Schneider

Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, 40476 Düsseldorf
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