Odd Meter Rhythms (2021 program)

Madge Strong
Music 1
Instruments & misc. / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

This workshop will be primarily instructional, with ongoing opportunities for participants to try out the rhythms themselves, and for Q&A. Madge will  start with easy patterns of 2- and 3-beat combinations, proceed to more arcane patterns including 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, and even (grand finale!) a 25/16 pattern! For most of these, she’ll have a song that illustrates and enables participants to drum along with it. Sounds challenging, but with a building-block approach, it is both do-able and fun for EVERYONE! It opens a world of variety beyond 4/4 and 3/4 rhythms!

Madge is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, chorus director, Balkan musician & dancer, and rounds maven.