PULSE

PERCUSSION PROGRAMME

Pulse: a percussion programme for TY students.

There is one thing that stays with us from the day we are born, to the day we die…our PULSE!

In music, a pulse consists of a steady beat in a repeated and identical fashion like your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

PULSE is a bespoke percussion programme designed by Music Generation Galway County for Transition Year students.

The primal power of percussion has the capacity to move people like no other instrument. As part of this TY programme, students learn individual and group rhythmic patterns that combine to give rise to a powerful percussion performance.

Improves coordination, concentration & listening skills. Stimulates the mind. Promotes physical activity & allows for non-verbal emotional release.

Psychologists at Oxford University have found, the endorphin-filled act of drumming increases positive emotions and leads people together in a more cooperative fashion.

Josh Jones, Open Culture