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Jon Arkin Online Class: The Art of the Drum Solo

April 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm


Wednesdays 6 – 7:30pm
4/6 – 6/1 (9 weeks)

This class, open to drummers of all levels, will explore many aspects of drum soloing & improvisation in various musical contexts. For beginners, several basic concepts will be introduced, such as the drummer’s role & responsibility during a solo, understanding song forms, trading, and solo vocabulary. Intermediate & advanced topics will focus on melodic approaches, thematic development, dynamics & time feel, and the ultimate goal of transcending technique to be able to express one’s musical voice without distraction. Listening examples will be provided, featuring the soloing approaches of some of the most historically influential drummers.

To register, follow this link to the CJC’s website.

Please note: All Listed Classes and Workshops are Pacific Time. This course will be conducted live via video conferencing. A computer or other device with a webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection is required. Log-in information will be sent to students before the first class meeting!


April 6, 2022
6:00 pm
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