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SPIRITUAL DRUMMING: Jamaica's African and Indian Musical Heritage By Maroghini
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To many, Jamaica is synonymous with sun, sand, sea and Reggae. However, one of this country's best kept secrets is its rich drumming tradition. Armed with pen, paper and an indepth knowledge of the... More > total art of Jamaican and World Percussion, this writer has embarked upon the mission of revealing to the world that Jamaica is a repository of some of the most EARTH SHATTERING drum rhythms on this planet. This book provides a brief introduction to these rhythms along with their transcription. For those interested in doing research or having a first-hand experience a guide map showing the principal areas of drumming activity is also included.< Less
A Collection of Rhythms for Conga Drums By Ralph Martin
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This book is to help gain a greater working knowledge of rhythms for playing congas, bongos or almost any percussion instrument. Included is an instruction and basic hand technique for congas. Among... More > the many patterns presented are, Samba, Clave, Latin Rhythms, Afro-Latin, West African, Middle Eastern and many more. A varied collection of rhythms.< Less
A Collection of Rhythms for Conga Drums By Ralph J Martin
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A collections of some of the most used and popular rhythms in music This book is designed to help you gain a greater working knowledge of rhythms for playing congas, bongos or almost any percussion... More > instrument. Among the many patterns presented are, Samba, Clave, Latin Rhythms, Afro-Latin, West African, Middle Eastern and many more. Included is an instruction and basic hand technique for congas. Case wrapped hardcover binding.< Less
An Approach to African Rhythm By Seth Cudjoe
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An Approach to African Rhythm by Seth Cudjoe Until recently there was no formal tuition in African music offered in institutions. African music does not have a written tradition. It is very... More > difficult to notate the music using the western staff. The pitches and subtle intonations are not easily indicated. This publication, which analyzes various rhythmic patterns, is being re-issued in the hope that it will be helpful to ethnomusicologists, and to all those interested in African drum rhythms. Enjoy!< Less
African Musical Instruments By Natalie Cooper
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Djembe, Shekere, Mbira mean anything to you? What has the Akonting got to do with the Banjo? How does a Talking Drum talk? Which instruments came from Ancient Egypt? African Musical Instruments... More > is an educational children's book written and illustrated by graphic designer Natalie Cooper. It includes 21 full colour illustrations of instruments from Africa with information on each, and an introduction to the role of music in Africa and African culture. Other titles include: African Musical Instruments: Colouring Book African Patterns Colouring Book Why not get the colouring book too for under £5?< Less
Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Amongst the Georgia Coastal Negroes By Georgia Writer's Project
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This collection of folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, and were gathered mostly from elderly African Americans, some well over 100 years... More > old. Most had been slaves, and in some cases, they had known first generation slaves from Africa. It primarily revolves around magical beliefs and practices (known as Hoodoo), such as root doctors, ghosts and spirits, talismans, lucky and unlucky acts omens. The interviewer also investigates the use of drums and dancing, funeral and baptism rituals, food taboos, and other aspects of early southern Black culture, and dispels any doubt that these beliefs are rooted in African heritiage. Do not be offended by the use of phonetic dialect spelling; this is not to ridicule the speakers, rather, this book is scrupulously non-judgmental. It may take a little bit of attention to decipher the vernacular, but after a few pages, the strong and humor filled voices of the ancestors come to life.< Less
Beyond Drum Circle Grooves: An Introduction to World Rhythm Concepts By Dennis Maberry
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“Dennis' book Beyond Drum Circle Grooves, is not only his second educational contribution to the development of our modern recreational hand drum movement, it is also an amazing gift to us... More > all.” Arthur Hull(From the Foreword). Includes thirty four downloadable audio tracks of selected exercises from the book. The follow up to the popular book Drum Circle Grooves from Dennis Maberry "Beyond Drum Circle Grooves" presents world rhythm and drumming concepts including basic hand drum technique for a variety of drums, African and Middle Eastern rhythmic vocalizations, basic four pulse rhythmic phrases, six over four polyrhythms and playing in odd time signatures.< Less
Beyond Drum Circle Grooves: An Introduction to World Rhythm Concepts By Dennis Maberry
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“Dennis' book Beyond Drum Circle Grooves, is not only his second educational contribution to the development of our modern recreational hand drum movement, it is also an amazing gift to us... More > all.” Arthur Hull (From the Foreword) Includes thirty four downloadable audio tracks of selected exercises from the book (available through seperate website). The follow up to the popular book Drum Circle Grooves from Dennis Maberry. Beyond Drum Circle Grooves presents world rhythm and drumming concepts including basic hand drum technique for a variety of drums, African and Middle Eastern rhythmic vocalizations, basic four pulse rhythmic phrases, six over four polyrhythms and playing in odd time signatures. Save 30% by purchasing ebook over printed version< Less
Where Hails the Savage Rhythm By Anthony Paolucci
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Bluesman is the story of Skinny Pete Johnson, who never achieved the notoriety of his peers. Resigned to the idea that his life has amounted to nothing, Pete decides to end it all, yet learns that... More > death is not as easily attainable as he once thought. Before he can enter the afterlife, Pete must locate Big Mama Nell, a Chicago blues singer who is the key to his salvation. Can he convince her to do what she must in order for him to depart the world of the living? Skin & Bones is the story of Jason Rose, high school student and drummer, who is under suspicion for murder. All evidence points to him, yet Jason clings to his innocence. The only way to clear his name is to solve the mystery himself. As the story unfolds, Jason undergoes a powerful change—the manifestation of an African god who endows him with a unique ability. Taking full advantage of his newfound power, Jason must either track down the real killer or confront the possibility that the police had the right man all along. * For mature readers< Less
Where Hails the Savage Rhythm By Anthony Paolucci
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Bluesman is the story of Skinny Pete Johnson, who never achieved the notoriety of his peers. Resigned to the idea that his life has amounted to nothing, Pete decides to end it all, yet learns that... More > death is not as easily attainable as he once thought. Before he can enter the afterlife, Pete must locate Big Mama Nell, a Chicago blues singer who is the key to his salvation. Can he convince her to do what she must in order for him to depart the world of the living? Skin & Bones is the story of Jason Rose, high school student and drummer, who is under suspicion for murder. All evidence points to him, yet Jason clings to his innocence. The only way to clear his name is to solve the mystery himself. As the story unfolds, Jason undergoes a powerful change—the manifestation of an African god who endows him with a unique ability. Taking full advantage of his newfound power, Jason must either track down the real killer or confront the possibility that the police had the right man all along. * For mature readers< Less