Hand Drum Lessons & Notation for Djembes, Dununs & Bells

Roots Jam 3 Ensemble Rhythm Arrangements – Table of Contents

Roots Jam 3: Arrangements for West African Drum & Dance

Table of Contents

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Rhythm Notation Guide
Instrument terms
Basic notation for djembe
Map of Notes on Drum Head
Dunun notation
Arrangement notation and terms

Drumming Workshop
Lesson 1: Stretching Time and Space
Lesson 2: Downbeats and Upbeats
Lesson 3: Offbeats
Lesson 4: Downbeats and Offbeats in 6/8 Time
Lesson 5: Handing and Timing for Basic 4/4 Djembe Parts

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Koreduga – A Time Puzzler
Bell and Clave Patterns Summary
West African Drum Chakras
Grow Your Own Drum and Dance Group

Lead Djembe Drumming and Soloing
Traditional Solos and Improvisation
Breaks, Intros and Endings
Arranging Solo Phrases
Notation for Rolls Practice
More Soloing Tips

West African Dance Rhythm Arrangements

Original Compositions

Links to West African Drum and Dance Resources
Rhythm Culture
Alternative Culture Rhythm Section

Audio Tracks
Traditional Rhythms
Original Compositions

Blank Grids for Rhythm Notation


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