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Pocket Playing

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What's this module about?

After you have perfected your rudiments and learnt lots of awesome funky grooves and fills, there is only one more thing left to learn before you hit a jam, the stage or recording studio; and that is how to play in the 'pocket'. This chapter informs you of your role as a Cajon player in an ensemble. You will see a jam with special guest musician Luke Koteras at the end of this chapter, showing how a rhythm can create musical space for other musicians.

What will I learn?

In this module, you will learn:

  • Understand the core role and responsibility of a drummer in a band/ensemble setting
  • You will learn about the concept of Pocket Playing
  • Techniques to practice developing your 'pocket playing'
  • Learn how to adapt to a stage or studio setting
What is included?
  • HD (High Definition) video with close ups and various camera angles so you can clearly observe the techniques and rhythms
  • Complimentary PDF document with detailed score (music notation) and written analysis of the rhythms discussed
How long is the module?
  • This chapter runs for 5.30 mins
  • This module is a condensed version of material equivalent to a one hour intermediate lesson
About your teacher

Byron is a professional percussionist, drummer, pianist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. He has a strong interest in Flamenco and African drumming and has studied both at home and abroad (Spain, Africa) with artists including Juan Flores, Ramon Porrina and Sibo Bangoura. Byron is a sought after musician performing regularly with numerous groups including flamenco ensemble Pena Flamenca, artists from The Voice including Lionel Cole and Rosie Henshaw, and acoustic duo Kinetic Method. Byron is a passionate educator with a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Teaching from University of Sydney and he loves to share his knowledge and skills with people in an inspiring and fun way.
Find out more about Byron here

"Byron is the most rhythmically reliable & energetic player around. His precision, dedication and charisma behind every beat is flawless. A true cajon master!" Rosie Henshaw, Singer/Guitarist/Song-writer

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Some experience with Cajon, Drum kit or Percussion
Start Date: Anytime
Teacher: Byron Mark
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