Gospel, R&B and Soul Ensemble Workshop

Course Number: MUS-105DDL Credit Hours: 1

Course Description

Gospel, R&B and Soul Ensemble Workshop focuses on the primary repertoire, stylistic characteristics and authenticity of the Gospel, R&B and Soul styles. Artists studied include: Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.


Gospel, R&B, & Soul Music Ensemble Workshop



Hardware & Equipment Requirements:

This course will require you to use a webcam to record yourself playing along to various songs.

You will need:

  • Acoustic 4-piece (or more) drumset (snare, bass, and at least two toms) with at least 1 crash, 1 ride, and hi-hats; electronic kits are acceptable
  • Sticks and brushes
  • Metronome (or metronome app)
  • Audio Technica ATR2100-USB microphone
  • Behringer Xenyx Q502USB Mixer
  • Webcam
  • Desktop or laptop PC or Mac with speakers, running the most up-to-date versions of Google Chrome or Firefox (see “Software Requirements” for more info)
  • Video/audio recording software, such as iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Printer, so that you can print out music examples used in the course or an iPad or similar device
  • Isolation headphones, such as Vic Firth’s SIH1 Drummer’s Headphones or in-ear monitors
  • CD/MP3 player (separate from computer) 

Software Requirements: