Creative Away Days

World Percussion Instruments Samba Drumming Boomwhackers

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Participants will experience a variety of rhythm-based activities, utilising a ny number of creative sessions Big Beat has to offer.

Looking to create a unique and engaging session specifically tailord to your event brand and aims.

Big Beat will work closely with your brief and design a specific day or half day suited to you.

 

Please take a look at the example below as a suggestion of what we can offer:

WORLD PERCUSSION ZONE

A musical exploration.
The room is filled with an array of instruments from all over the world; like an Aladins cave of drums. gongs, percussion, shakers, cymbals, and whistles.  Some familiar, some not. Individuals are invited to explore everything to let themselves indulge like a child in a sweet shop.

After a while the musician will demonstrate how some of the instruments are played. Again the group are invited to rediscover these new sounds, with the musician interacting and encouraging the group to make music together without them realising it. The session ends with a composition they have created through this natural interaction.

 

THE BOOMWHACKER CHALLENGE

Using a fundamental element of music rhythm and the unique and immensely versatile Boomwhacker (plastic tubes of different lengths when hit together produce a pitched tone).  These have proved a fantastic tool for learning and enjoying music.

Group learns a simple but challenging groove through a collection of rhythms when combined creates a very infectious tune. The participant experiences their importance within the piece by taking other elements of the groove away.

The whole group is then invited to separate and given 10 minutes to compose their own groove to perform to each other.  They will have learnt simple elements of music; pulse, off beats, rests etc and with only limited help, they will create a unique groove.

This session is designed to give a new skill to the participant - which through music, simple strong elements, and good concise communication - results in a collective, coherent and exciting sound. 

SAMBA DRUMMING SESSION

Learn one of the most dynamic drumming styles in the world.
Using authentic Brazilian instruments including the Surdo (large bass drum), Ago-go Bell and Snare Drum; participants will experience some of the passion, energy and rhythms associated with South America.  After only 1 hour they will be playing a coherent Samba Reggae piece complete with musical calls and breaks!
A guaranteed all round teambuilding event that will never be forgotten and quite often the staff are still singing and clapping the rhythms in the office days after.

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