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An in depth look at playing the bodhrán. Peter Houlahan takes the absolute beginner to professional status in this easy to follow tutorial.
The Djembe Guide is a resource book for anyone involved with the djembe, from novice players to the leaders and members of intermediate-level groups. It assumes no prior knowledge of the djembe, or of music, but guides the reader carefully on a deliberate course of learning, from first steps and simple exercises through easy patterns for small groups, and on to playing genuine West African multi-part rhythms in a drumming ensemble. Rhythms and exercises are presented in a clear, easy-to-understa
A simple, easy-to-use introduction to the bodhran. Learn to play this wonderful, ancient percussion instrument and liven up your traditional Irish sessions! This book aims to teach the beginner the basics of good bodhran plaing with full participation in a traditional session as its principal goal. Standard notation. The companion CD aids in understanding the dynamic function of the bodhran in session playing.
The popularity of The Bongo Book in addition to the high demand for resources on bongos prompted this second and more advanced book on bongo drumming.
This book by Steafan Hannigan will tell you all that's worth knowing about the intricacies of bodhran playing. Included are sections on various types of dance music as well as care and maintenance section. Also history, manufacture, music help and discography. Cd included.
This book is a complete, step-by-step, user friendly course on how to play djembe. Right from the start, in addition to learning how to make all the basic strokes, you'll be learning interlocking parts for some of the most popular West African rhythms; Kuku, Djole, Kassa, Madan, Suku, Sunguru Bani and Thiba.
This book is for advanced hand drummers who want to play complex solos using simple sequences of hand strokes. Whether you play Djembe, conga, or ashiko, the practical hand-pattern strategies explained here will help you get the most out of your hands with the least amount of effort.
This is the only complete, step by step course on conga drumming in print. After working through only a few chapters of this book, you'll be able to jam with others in playing the irresistible rhythms that form the roots of Salsa.
This beginner's guide to the traditional Irish Bodhran was written by successful Bodhran performer and teacher Bill Woods, who has drawn on decades of experience to create an integrated method that incorporates photographs, text and audio examples for a complete learning experience.
An brilliant introductory course in the art of playing the Bodhrán, covering all the basic techniques needed to accompany traditional Irish and other music. Complete beginner's the illustrated booklet is crammed with useful features, diagrams and examples.
Also included is a Demonstration CD that shows all the techniques that are discussed in the book.
The Absolute Beginners approach is designed to make learning Latin percussion easier than ever before! Step-by-step pictures take you from first-day exercises to playing along with a backing track. In one great book you get: A look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures instead of long explanations Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know to get you playing, fast! CD audio tracks and QuickTimeTM movies to show you how things should sound, plus... Full-length accompaniment tracks to play along with It's simply everything you need! An "owner's manual" approach to Latin percussion that makes learning easier than ever before!
An innovative and easy-to-understand basic text for the beginning percussionist. Ideal for snare-drum students of any age. This method was written to incorporate the latest ideas in teaching percussion to the student. The authors have a wealth of experience in dealing with the problems of teaching modern drum technique.
First Lessons Djembe provides a fun and easy way to learn to play the Djembe. It was conceived for the beginning Djembe player, yet contains information and reference material that is valuable for players at all levels. Playing the Djembe is a lifelong journey of self-expression, as well as self-discovery. While the material presented herein may at first glance seem elementary, the value and importance of it in terms of moving forward on the drumming path with the Djembe is truly invaluable. The fundamentals of playing dynamics and tonality are the benchmarks of mastering musicality on the Djembe and worthy of a lifetime of continued practice and refinement. I encourage you to enjoy this journey every step of the way.
This informative book by Trevor Salloum is devoted to the all too often overlooked Latin instrument, the Bongo Drums. Prepare to embark on an educational musical journey - one which offers many valuable insights into playing this instrument as well as revealing its colorful history.
Fun with Bongos provides a simple guide to playing the bongos for those without any previous musical experience. This book teaches the reading of percussion notation, basic bongo technique, plus simple rhythms and their application. Cd Included.
The Absolute Beginners course has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your instrument. With this superb book you get a comprehensive course featuring step-by-step pictures which take you from first day exercises to playing along with backing tracks.
This is the follow-up volume to Bodhran: The Basics and is designed for those who want to improve their technique and expand their rhythmic repertoire. It contains exercises and solos in 4/4, 6/8, 3/4, and 9/8 time. The 568 one-measure exercises are designed to improve a player's technical skill and demonstrate how to use the basic building blocks of rests, accents, rolls, and syncopation to create interesting and varied rhythmic patterns. The 64 short solos show how to combine the one-measure rhythmic patterns into longer compositions.