Body percussion workshops

 

Body percussion is a special combination of both music and movement. It challenges the brain rhythmically utilising just the body as an inexpensive (free!) drum kit to explore rhythm. Creating sound using just your body opens up a surprisingly extensive creative canvas to work from.

Who's it for?

  • Groups of all ages!

  • Primary, intermediate and high schools

  • Dance studios

  • Music colleges

  • School holiday programs

What do you get out of it?

  • Physical coordination

  • Rhythmical knowledge

  • Confidence

  • Choreographic and compositional skills

  • A full mind and body workout

Not only is body percussion a physical workout but a mental workout as well. Studies by neuroscientists have shown increased brain activity when listening to or playing music. Researchers described the activity they saw when participants were being monitored as ‘seeing fireworks’. Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full body workout. It engages practically every area of the brain at once, linking the mathematical left hemisphere with the creative right.

Whats involved?

  • Simple and complex coordination

  • Team building

  • Polyrhythms

  • Syncopation

  • Groove

  • Dynamics

  • Time signatures

  • Techniques to develop original material

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