Body Music w/ Keith Terry

Body Music with Keith Terry

Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, snap and vocalize their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. For more than three decades Keith Terry has developed a contemporary style of Body Music, based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems. Body Music is an effective way of internalizing rhythmic work, which enhances the development of time, timing, phrasing, listening skills, independence, coordination and ensemble awareness - through the exploration of rhythmic techniques such as polyrhythms, polymeters, phasing, crosspulses and half-time/double-time. It is a useful tool for musicians, dancers and movers of all kinds, actors, DJs and film editors -- anyone interested in deepening their rhythmic skills. Wear comfortable clothing and clean sneakers or jazz shoes. No previous experience necessary.

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