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"The Voice of your Drum“ - experiments with frame drums and voice - with Chr. Hübner 30.+31.7.

„The voice of your drum“ - experiments with frame drums and voice - workshop with Christine Hübner


Monday, 30.07. and Tuesday, 31.07.2018
16.30 - 18.00 h

Location: E-Werk, Freiburg (Germany)
Coiurse fee 45,-€


Christine Hübner (Germany)

The music therapist and percussionist Christine Hübner ( ranges amongst the first students of the degrees course “World Music” at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In her youth, she discovered the play of hand percussion instruments and was a singer in several rock and pop bands. Meanwhile, she mainly plays in ensembles for Old Music and World Music.

Instruments: Frame Drums (tunable), riqq
(If possible, please bring your own instruments; for exceptional cases please leave a message on the registration form)
Content of the course:

Frame drums and singing. Due to their rich overtone spectrum and their gong-like keynote, frame drums offer an ideal base for singing with.

In this course, the focus lays on the voice, the rhythm and the overall sound in the group.

The following elements will be experienced:

  • The relation between the frame drums and their interaction
  • Resonance of frame drum and voice
  • Drumming and & „sounding“
  • Rhythmical sound bath (overtone singing welcome)
  • Creation of cyclic melodies
  • drummed “fill-ins”, calls, “trills” and other effects with the voice, percussive speaking and      singing
  • Polyphony
  • Call & response
  • Improvisations with voice and/or drum
  • Physical involvement: simple step sequences, stomping, wiping
  • excursions into rhythmic displacement, canon and overlapping rhythms
Language of instruction: English / German
Level: Open for every level. Only feeling for rhythm and lust for experiments with the voice and are required.


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