Introduction to Advanced Rhythm

Please note: this is the course that up to the 2019-2020 has been offered as 'Advanced Rhythm'.

Rhythm is one of the elements that clearly differentiate music of before and after the beginning of the twentieth century. Additionally, the expansion of rhythmical possibilities has been one of the cornerstones of the last hundred years, whether through western development or through the borrowing from non-western traditions. 

‘Introduction to Advanced Rhythm’ is a twelve-week course that sets the very basic foundations of the material that will be further explored and practiced in the four-year programme ‘Advanced Rhythm-Improvisation’. The core elements imparted in this introductory course are: 
• How to phrase in quintuplets, sextuplets and septuplets with more accuracy
• Crossing accents over beats and barlines.
• How to start creating a better sense of pulse in the musician

The course can be taken either in the first or second period.  If taken in the first period, the student can follow simultaneously the first year of ‘Advanced Rhythm’. 

Course Details

teachers Jos Zwaanenburg, David de Marez Oyens, Jonas Bisquert, Kristina Fuchs
term 1st or 2nd term, 2 hours per week
class size 8-12
requirements passing Solfege-Practicum 1 with at least an 8
method of instruction ensemble
examination a short practical exam. The student cannot miss more than 3 lessons
credits 3
code 4ARIJ