John Edmundson Sam is a faculty member of the department of Theatre Arts University of Ghana, Legon. He holds MFA in Theatre Arts, degree in Theatre Management and Diploma in General Music. As a sound designer, John develops sound concepts for films, radio drama, and documentary. John also produces music for advertisement, radio and television signature tunes and montages. He also produces African music with contemporary touch through electronic music programing. Tutorials sections on the basic rudiments for African music from melody, harmony, style of responses, bell patterns, supporting drums, and creating new music out of the basic rudiments are his best moments.
Ghanaian Music Instructor – John
COURSE OUTLINE FOR AFRICAN MUSIC CLASS:
Into to African Music– African music, style, form, texture, melodic and harmonic structure, and rhythm.
Functionality of African Music– for rituals purpose, religion, for work, funeral, and recreational.
African Musical Instruments – Flute, strings, xylophone, maracas, castanet, drums, claves, marimba, hand piano, and cowbell.
Considering an African Music Composition. Language intonation and contour, purpose, style, major or minor mode, rhythm (regular or irregular).
Sound Design Concept– how to analyze a script, deduce mood and scenes that need to be enhanced with music or effects. Instruments
Music Production Concept Using Electronic Music Technology – Midi music programing, creation of melody, harmony, sequencing and arrangement of instruments as accompaniments.