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MI COLLEGE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TOKYO

For Prospective International Students

  • Music Artist Department
    Major Area // Drum〔2 Years〕Careers in Music

At MI Tokyo, drumming is a total-immersion experience, where you can learn a new groove or fill during your drum class, and use it on stage that same day in front of your instructors and classmates.
MI Tokyo’s Drum programs offer a diverse and practical approach to contemporary drum education.

PROGRAM

  • Course
  • Course Descriptions
  • Course Descriptions
Technique Course Descriptions:Drum Technique The transition of essential rudiments from the practice pad to the drum set is essential for all drummers in order to build up enough knowledge and stick control. Creatively and functionality is developed through technique building.
Performance Course Descriptions:Ensemble The aim of this course is to develop learners’ abilities to work together in musical ensembles. This course deals with the communication aspects of performance: in planning, preparation, and the performance itself. It includes approaches to structured ensemble practice; fine tuning of arrangement, and the production of appropriate tones and sounds.
Rhythm Reading Workout Course Descriptions:Rhythm Training This course is designed to give Performance Program students a solid foundation in reading rhythms, and the understanding of rhythm concepts.
Students will focus solely on understanding rhythmic notation and subdividing basics.
Digital Audio Workstation Course Descriptions:Digital Music This course is an introduction to digital audio technology as an essential tool for the creation of computer-based recordings. Students learn intuitive set-up procedures and use of controllers and DAWs.
This course is the study and application of mixing techniques, with emphasis on audio processing using effects plug-ins.
Keyboard Proficiency Course Descriptions:Keyboards Keyboard Proficiency serves as an introduction to contemporary keyboard technique. Through the study of physical posture, finger technique, diatonic scales & chord progressions, this course will enable students to develop the necessary motor skills require for using the keyboard both as a performing instrument and compositional tool.
Reading Course Descriptions:Drum Reading This course presents introductory fundamentals of singleline and drum set reading. Students learn notation basics, basic note and rest values, subdividing, and sight-reading skills.
Harmony & Theory Course Descriptions:Music Theory This course is the study of popular music composition devices and their foundation in basic music theory. This is accomplished through the analysis of popular harmonic structures, melodies, and various common rhythmic patterns.
Ear Training Course Descriptions:Ear Training This course is an introduction to ear training, techniques, which can be used within popular music. This is accomplished through the technique of matching specific pitches, major scale melodies, and melodic intervals. In ear training students are developing their inner ear, the ability to accurately hear and identify musical elements in their head while reading, listening to, and thinking about music.
Music Business Course Descriptions:Music Business This course will introduce aspiring artists to the business side of music. It covers the key areas and issues artists should be aware of when creating and marketing music, developing their careers, selecting artist-team members, seeking industry attention, and entering into contractual relationships. It will present, in a realistic way, what it takes to stand out, protect vital interests and ultimately be successful in the music business today.
Songwriting Course Descriptions:Composing & Lyric Writing Fundamentals of comtemporary music creation, including song structure, tempo, lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythmic elements, and subjective emotional qualities.
Students anylyze influential artists and styles, learn to compose genre-specific grooves and melodic phrases.
English Communication Course Descriptions:English Communication Students will develop their fluency through a range of speaking activities.
Aim to introduce vocabulary related to music topics.
LPW(Live Playing Workshop) Course Descriptions:Live Performance Workshop Students perform in a variety of styles and settings.
Develop stage-ready live performing skills in contemporary styles from blues, jazz and fusion to rock, funk, R&B, soul, hard rock, heavy metal and J-Pop.
Elective Course Descriptions:Electives Electivies are meant to be fun and interesting. You can go in the other direction of what your major is or take classese that meld with your major. They can be an immense benefit to your professional career.
Open Counseling Course Descriptions:Personalized Open counseling connects you to the best counseling no matter what is your major or grade.
Small class sizes, private lessons and open counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

Time / period

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Time / period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30-10:15 Technique Digital Audio Workstation Reading English Communication R.R.W.(1st semester) Songwriting (2nd semester)
10:15-11:00 Technique Digital Audio Workstation Reading English Communication R.R.W.(1st semester) Songwriting (2nd semester)
11:15-12:00 Keyboard Proficiency Harmony & Theory Performance Music Business Harmony & Theory
12:00-12:45 Keyboard Proficiency Ear Training Performance Music Business Ear Training
12:45-13:30          
13:30-14:15 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
14:15-15:00 Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective
15:15-16:00 LPW-A LPW-B LPW-C LPW-D LPW-E
16:00-16:45 LPW-A LPW-B LPW-C LPW-D LPW-E
17:00-17:45 Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling
18:00-18:45 Studio Rental
18:45-19:30

※The class timetables are subject to change.

PICK UP! ELECTIVE『POP DRUM』

Koyama Takahiro [Featured Faculty]

PROFILE▶︎ Credits: Saito Kazuyoshi, Nagai Mariko, Oe Senri, Hiroyuki Satō, MASAKI

What Do You Learn from Pop Drum class?
Emphasizing stylistic rhythm section textures and applied techniques. Emphasis is placed on handring variations in typical song form.
What Do You Do in the class?
The course starts with teaching the basics, such as the concept of time, how to develop proper grip, playing area, and sound, and how to achieve balance and evenness between your hands. You will perform helpful strengthening and dexterity exercises and explore drum rudiments, including the double stroke roll, single stroke roll. You will develop basic snare drum reading skills and how to interpret drum set charts, including various time signatures.

Featured Faculty

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Get a Rock Life at MI Tokyo. I will be right here waiting for you.
【PROFILE】 Credits: SADS, The Jigoku(hell) Quartet, SUNS OWL, Kuroyume, B’z Publications: Jigoku No Mechanical Training Phrase

Saiga Yasuyuki

Let’s do deep learning for music for 2 years at MI Tokyo.
【PROFILE】 A member of house band, Live 5pb and CHIYO-ST.Live.
A wide range of the Japanese pop tunes mainly from animation and rock.
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