Tripp Dudley – Master of Percussion

Tripp Dudley is a drummer, tabla player and percussionist based out of Brooklyn, NY. His deep groove and virtuosity across multiple instruments have paved the way for his many journeys around the world with many different musicians.

Tripp attended Berklee College of Music, specializing in drum set performance and frame drums. He quickly started studying Indian rhythmic systems which began a very big part of his future path through music. While there he also started playing tabla, which has been at the core of his musical practice ever since.

Tripp moved to New York City in 2007 to pursue his journey into the professional musical world. During his years in New York, Tripp worked with musicians from many different genres – prog-rock/metal, hip hop, funk, jazz, singer-songwriter, Indian classical, many different world-fusion groups and even the occasional off-Broadway musical. In 2009 he met his Guruji, tabla maestro Pandit Samir Chatterjee.

Tripp currently tours the world over with many different artists. When not on tour he spends his time in the magical bustle of New York. He remains a disciple of Pandit Samir Chatterjee.

Some of the artists that Tripp has shared the stage and recorded with are: Simrit, Jai Jagdeesh, Sukha, Pandit Samir Chatterjee, Bolé, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Snatam Kaur, PHWG, Mirabai Ceiba, Dan Weiss, Ezra Landis, Shannon Hayden, Jared May, Maartin Allcock, Philip Mayer, John Ragusa, Kevin Nathaniel, Salieu Suso, Salif Bamakora, Jared May, Adam Rudolph’s GO: Organic Orchestra, Matthew Schoening, The Guruganesha Band, Copal, Highly Kind and Tablaphilia, to name a few. He also has his own Afro-Indian fusion project called Kaleidhaphonic.

Rhythm Masterclass

Join world percussionist Tripp Dudley as he takes you on a journey through the world of rhythm. Using Indian hand patterns (tali/khali) and vocal syllables (bols) he will show you how to explore different meters and all of the layers that each cycle holds. The class will also explore using rhythm as a meditation and strengthening your ability to intuitively feel rhythmic cycles.

Things the workshop will cover are:

-Indian syllables to vocalise rhythm -Hand patterns to illustrate cycles -Cycles and layers of cycles -Common cycles

-Odd meter
-Rhythm as a meditation -Learning to intuitively feel cycles

These classes are open to anyone that wants to come. Rhythm is the foundation of music, so it applies to all instruments. No instruments are needed for this workshop. It uses only your voice and hands to train your intuitive sense of rhythm, and that will automatically come through when you sit down to your instrument.