Learning Steve Reich’s Clapping Music

I teach on a Fine Art course at Liverpool Hope University and one of my colleagues is Tony Smith is a great drummer as well as a painter. We are always chatting about drumming and have decided to have a stab at Steve Reich’s Clapping Music.

Its a beautiful piece that is simple in someways 12 bars with one clave that shifts in each bar. But obviously it becomes rhythmically very complex and is a bit tricky to learn. So we are doing one bar a week and will perform it next term.

Will add some video soon




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