Specialist Certificate

Drums

Next Term Starts April 3


Successful modern drummers are versatile, creative players with a keen sense of touch, dynamics, and coordination. Focusing on rock, funk, and R&B settings, this program will advance your skills in these areas, starting with the basics of musicianship and technique and concluding with forays into advanced improvisation. Whether you aim for a smooth “in the pocket” sound like John “Jabo” Starks of the J.B.’s or a rough rock sound like Jose Pasillas of Incubus, you'll further your development as an excellent and expressive drummer who can effectively bring multiple styles to the table.

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3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Drum Set Fundamentals

Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.

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Rock Drums

Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music's most significant drummers.

Funk/R&B Drums

Learn to play songs and improvise rhythms in the style of funk and R&B.


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