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Issue 12: The “galloping djembe rhythm”, and learning skills

I taught the galloping djembe rhythm, set out in the last issue, to a year 5 and 6 group who were already familiar with the straight 4/4 version. It was a great success; and I think that it will work … Continue reading

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Issue 11: A Djembe Rhythm in Compound Time

This is a set of galloping rhythms that I have developed from a set four-four rhythms that I learned from a Wider Opportunities Djembe Teacher that I have worked with. I doubt that my version has any real ethnic authenticity, … Continue reading

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Issue 9: Musical Multiples

I have been experimenting in my year 5 & 6 djembe class with poly-rhythms as a warm-up activity in recent lessons.  I was delighted when the class came back next lesson and performed a new piece to me which they had … Continue reading

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