Groove Making from Classic Funk, Hip Hop and Reggae
T, Th 8:00-9:00pm
Instructor: David Zoffer
Students in this class will analyze classic recordings from Funk, Hip Hop and Reggae, with their instructor and then use analytical tools they learn in class to understand the basic structure and characteristic stylistic elements of the genre and apply these techniques to make their own analysis of the pieces of their choice. Students will create their own grooves and share their own analysis and compositions with the class.
Students will need to be able to submit written music either by using computer notation such as Finale, MuseScore or Sibelius, or uploading images of handwritten music and sound files. Students in this class must have a basic understanding of reading music, although they will not have to be expert sight readers. The class will explore rhythm and articulation in great detail and show some demonstration of groove-based chart writing practices.
If you have questions about this class please call the NEC Prep School office at (617)585-1160. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in class.