Body Percussion Learning
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- Basic Body Percussion Techniques
- Body Percussion Sequences
- Rhythms for Body Percussion
- Body percussion training with metronome and backing track
- Music, movement, health and fun
- 22 lessons with more than an hour of content !!!
- Physical, mental, emotional and neurosensory stimulation
- There is no requirement, only your effort, perseverance and heart
Body percussion, or body music, is the cultural practice and artistic discipline where music is played through the entire body. Different percussion techniques are used on the body (claps, feet, snaps, etc.), coordinated movements, vocal sounds, body expression and nonverbal communication (body language).
Music, dance and physical exercise together in a context of joy, movement, and health
This course is designed to take you step by step, for the person who wants to start from beginner level. Gradually you will learn different techniques and rhythms for body percussion that you will incorporate into your practices; in this way you can create sequences and compose your own ideas.
I can assure you that body percussion will change your life and fill you with energy. This course is to share with you this invaluable treasure =)
The exercises that we will carry out are not of high impact, but if you have any doubts, always remember to consult your trusted doctor.
© 2020 Cristian Mejía
- People who loves art, movement and music
- Anyone who wants to explore the world of body music and have fun
Our introduction to the course, join this exciting adventure !!! Don't forget to read the attached PDF for important details =)
*** It is a pleasure and an honor to share with you*** =)
A series of very simple exercises to warm up before each practice, preparing our bodies for the learning process.
Remember that it is very important to warm up a little before any physical activity, movement is health. The following sequences and exercises are not high impact, but in the same way a correct preparation is always recommended.
You can download the mp3 tracks for your personal practice =)
*** If you have any injury or health problem it is important that you consult your doctor ***
More warm-up exercises, a first approach to basic techniques. Activation of body percussion in your body
Lower region: Feet / Middle region: thighs, stomach / Upper region: mouth, chest, palms, elbows, clap (PDF document)
*** Always remember to hydrate and smile *** =)
Our first sequence, upper and middle region. We are going to use the rock and roll rhythm.
Classes will always have the following sequence:
1-Presentation and explanation of the sequence
2-Training with metronome (tempo regulation, speed)
3-Practice with musical accompaniment (Drum Loop)
*** Breathe, thank, exhale, share *** =)
This sequence is our first official practice of the "stomp" (the foot against the ground).
Always remember to perform each class several times and never forget the corresponding warm-up so that you can achieve great results and take proper care of your body
*** Your body is a treasure, a sacred treasure ***
The butterfly clap is a very entertaining technique. Its use and origin go back to Somalia in the east of the African continent.
This is a basic sequence, however, of great importance because it proposes an interconnection of techniques and body regions.
*** The butterfly represents air, spirit and freedom *** =)
Little by little more combinations of different techniques, more challenges in the execution and in the corresponding movements. In this case we add the "stomp" to our beloved butterfly clap and an interesting roll at the end
*** Discipline, effort and passion are essential ingredients in the internalization of our learning *** =)
Combining what we learned in the second section, we are going to play more interesting variations. In this lesson we combine the rock rhythm with the chest, the claps, and the body percussion roll.
*** The main task of body percussion is to promote the freedom of the Spirit and the creativity of the Being ***
Awakening agility and precision in our feet is a vitally important process in body percussion. Furthermore, it is this lower region that fills our entire body with movement. In this sequence we continue training more variations of "stomps"
*** A solid foundation in learning is the path to the "solo" freedom ***
For this class we present a dynamic rhythm with various integrated techniques. This specific step is widely used in African American stepping, a body percussion style derived from African American fraternities.
*** There are always reasons to be thankful every day, the beat continues and the music doesn't stop ***
And just like we did in the previous section, we are going to practice the 5 sequences and create a bigger one. It is always fun to challenge ourselves to raise our level of practice. Remember to run these sequences as many times as necessary until they become part of us.
*** Each technique has a history, each dance a root ***
We can consider this class as our test =) We gather everything and we will give everything to conquer our goal. I hope that the process has been quite fun, I congratulate you deeply because at this moment you are already someone different ... a practitioner of body percussion.
*** Body percussion uses the most valuable instrument in the entire world, the human body ***
We are almost finishing the course, it is time to talk a little and share recommendations. My wish is that this course be a starting point for your creativity to build new sequences and combinations; Also, my biggest recommendation: share what you have learned, because whenever you teach you learn twice as much.
*** Giving is always an opportunity, an opportunity to know and share, a learning to grow ***
This gift lesson brings us an excellent communication exercise between the upper and lower region of our body. A rhythm based on marching bands, you must pay close attention to it and even practice its vocalization: dum-ta-dum-dum-ta-dum-dum-ta.
*** The drums will sound in our body, the guide is our heart ***
In this exercise we imitate the drum set; our chest will be the kick drum, the snap a hi hat and the clap the snare drum. Body percussion is a multidisciplinary practice, but is essentially part of musical analysis and rhythmic study
*** Music that generates vibration, vibration that moves the body ***
As many know in Costa Rica we always say "Pura Vida" (pure life) every day of our life, it is a phrase that can have a thousand meanings, as a farewell I send you my deepest "Pura Vida" with thanks and joy; knowing that this is not the end, but the beginning of a great friendship.
It is thanks to your support that I will be able to record and launch the following course:
"BODY PERCUSSION LEARNING LEVEL 2" =) We will see each other to continue sharing