QMEA Workshop at the QPAT Annual Convention – Palais des Congres – Montreal
Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 5pm-6:15pm in room 520-C
A New Approach to Rhythm, Inspired by the Music of India
Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky (McGill University Faculty member)
The classical music of India is renowned for its rhythmic complexity and virtuosity. Through the use of rhythmic vocalizations, called bol or solkattu, participants will explore new ways to approach teaching rhythm via Indian rhythmic concepts such as taal (rhythmic cycles), layakari (rhythmic density) and tihai (rhythmic cadences). This is a universal system for teaching a solid rhythmic foundation and for developing one’s internal pulse; no instruments necessary!