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June 2020

*POSTPONED* Nathan Clevenger

June 11
Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Nathan Clevenger - guitar / composition Kasey Knudsen - sax Cory Wright - sax / clarinet Rachel Condry - bass clarinet Lisa Mezzacappa - bass Tim DeCillis - vibraphone / percussion Jason Levis - drums / percussion Jon Arkin - drums

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July 2020

Jon Arkin Online Class: The Musical Drummer

July 8 @ 6:00 pm
$275

Wednesdays 6–7:30pm (7/8–8/12)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Funk Grooves & Exercises for Drum Set

July 8 @ 7:45 pm
$275

Wednesdays 7:45–9:15pm (7/8–8/12)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: The Rudimental Ritual

July 9 @ 6:00 pm
$275

Thursdays 6–7:30pm (7/9–8/13)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Intro to Pure Data

July 9 @ 7:45 pm
$275

Thursdays 7:45–9:15pm (7/9–8/13)

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: The Art of Brush Playing

July 18 @ 1:00 pm
$30 – $45

Brushes are among the most effective and essential tools available for drummers when playing in an acoustic jazz context. This workshop provides an overview of brush techniques and concepts, including basic time patterns, variations, accents, textural possibilities, articulation and finger control. Additional areas of discussion include the ways that brushes can open one’s playing up to new ideas, dynamics and interactive possibilities. Open to all drummers, as well as any musician interested in learning basic time playing with brushes. To…

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: (Re)Learning How To Practice

July 26 @ 11:00 am
$30 – $45

The vast majority of music students of every level of experience a sense of frustration with their progress—whether feeling their improvement plateau, or feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to advance, or feeling guilty for not having more time/motivation to devote to practice. While some students find ways to channel this frustration to fuel their work ethic, many others will lapse in their practice or quit entirely. This workshop, open to all instruments & levels, will explore ways…

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August 2020

Jon Arkin Online Workshop: Patterns for Learning Your Way Around the Drums

August 1 @ 1:00 pm
$30 – $45

Great drummers are said to “know their way around the kit”, meaning their playing has fluidity & control even when playing fills or solo ideas. An effective way of developing this fluidity is the practice of hand/foot patterns, which are short loops of notes that can be applied in any rhythmic context, and can be used to internalize movement & coordination. A series of exercises with example applications will be provided, as well as many ideas for varying & expanding…

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: Metric Modulation

August 8 @ 1:00 pm
$30 – $45

Metric modulation is the process of shifting from (or implying a shift from) one tempo or meter to another through the use of various subdivisions and polyrhythms. It has become a fairly standard technique in contemporary jazz performance and composition over the past few decades. This workshop serves as an introduction to various practical applications of the technique of metric modulation and polyrhythms in jazz and other contemporary music styles. Recommended for all musicians interested in deepening their rhythmic understanding.…

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