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Live Jazz Concert in Edmonds

Arturo Rodriguez and his Rhythm Ambassadors served up a generous helping of cool jazz to the Tuesday lunchtime crowd at Hazel Miller Plaza, the latest offering in Edmonds Arts Commission’s 2017 Summer Concert series. The music, featuring familiar selections from the...

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Clave is the Key

(Excerpt from the self-study book entitled Tradtional Afro Cuban Concepts in Contemporary Music Rhythms for Drum Kit, Multiply Congas, Timbales and Bongo, by Arturo Rodriguez - Mel Bay Publications) Clave There are many styles of music in the world that use twelve and...

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The Benefits of Drumming

by Project Resiliency The Benefits of Drumming The word rhythm in Greek means to flow. Drumming is a path of healing that guides us into experiencing the flow of our mind and emotions so we may grow to experience more about our soul.   Drumming gives us an...

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Group Drum and Percussion Class Schedule

 

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  • Novice: No prior drumming experience
  • Beginner: Less than 1 year drumming experience
  • Intermediate: 1-3 years drumming experience
  • Advanced: 3+ years drumming experience

Upcoming Drum and Percussion Classes

Tacoma Drum and Rhythm Class

October 19, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Levels

Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on ...

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Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on how to hit the drum to make the correct sounds.

Drum and Rhythm Class for Drummers and Dancers (All levels) – Fremont

October 22, 20172:00 pm
Salsa Con Todo
211 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
All Levels / Seattle (Fremont)

Audience: Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, these isolation exercises will improve your sense of timing, groove, and ability to improvise.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. We will focus on Afro-Cuban rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided.

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Audience: Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, these isolation exercises will improve your sense of timing, groove, and ability to improvise.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. We will focus on Afro-Cuban rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided.

Tacoma Drum and Rhythm Class

October 26, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Levels

Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on ...

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Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on how to hit the drum to make the correct sounds.

Drum and Rhythm Class for Drummers and Dancers (All levels) – Fremont

October 29, 20172:00 pm
Salsa Con Todo
211 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
All Levels / Seattle (Fremont)

Audience: Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, these isolation exercises will improve your sense of timing, groove, and ability to improvise.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. We will focus on Afro-Cuban rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided.

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Audience: Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, these isolation exercises will improve your sense of timing, groove, and ability to improvise.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. We will focus on Afro-Cuban rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided.

Tacoma Drum and Rhythm Class

November 2, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Levels

Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on ...

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Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve your understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately to bring your own inner music out and start improvising.

Description: Rhythm 101 is about learning how to feel the rhythm in music in order to create spontaneous and unique counter rhythms inside the music. You will learn what subdivisions are and meter. We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on how to hit the drum to make the correct sounds.

Contact Arturo

Interested in taking private, group, or Skype drum and percussion lessons from Arturo? Would you like his Rhythm Ambassadors group to bring cultural awareness through music to your school assembly or artist-in-residence program? How about live music or DJ services for a party, wedding, or other special event? Use the convenient form below to contact Arturo with your needs. Or, if you prefer, you can call Arturo at (206) 276-6401 or email him at any of the addresses below.

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For Rhythm Ambassadors: arturo@rhythmambassadors.com

For live music and DJ services: arturo@playzmusic.com

For drum and percussion lessons: arturo@interact-learn.com

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