Creating Sounds for Classical Percussion

Learn several techniques to help you broaden your sound palette on percussion

by Arnold Marinissen

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A structured masterclass that will inspire you and help broaden your sound palette.

In this masterclass we will discuss the following topics:

Video's: 1,5 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

Language: English

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Content of this Masterclass:

Use of the bow 1

- Vibraphone

- Cymbals

Use of the bow 2

- Flexatone

- The Musical Saw

Super balls

- Making them

- Tuning them

- Controlling them


- Bass drum

- Snare drum

- Vibraphone

Creating chords

- Richard Rijnvos Stalker, a few examples

- Helping composers

- Chords examples

- Mallets

How it works:

This masterclass is a series of related video lessons, each structured around a specific topic or topics. By the end of this course, you will have developed a strong sense of direction in your daily study routine.

Weekly video lessons: after joining the masterclass, you will be able to view a new video lesson weekly. Each video lesson consists of:

Examples that musically define the sound of the topic you are studying in each video.

A study routine section in which we first discuss how to study the specific topic of each lesson. We will then play several exercises specially written to show you how to structure your daily study routine.

Assignments that will help you consolidate and practice what you have learned in each video.

Weekly assignments: after each lesson, you will be asked to study, practice and then video record yourself playing an assignment which may consist of several exercises. The process of having to record yourself every week, significantly helps to internalise the material discussed in this course - quickly and naturally.

Weekly personalised video feedback: This function is only available in the "course" mode.

Certificate from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam: This function is only available in the "course" mode