African rhythms & beats : bringing African traditions to the classroom / Calla Isaak

Author(s): Isaak, Calla
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Subjects: Percussion instruments--Study and teaching--Africa
Percussion instruments--Instruction and study--Africa
Music--Instruction and study--Africa, West
Music--Instruction and study--Africa
Musical meter and rhythm
Formats: Print
Material Type: Printed music -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Burlington, VT : JPMC Books, c2006
LC Classification: M, MT
Physical Description: 63 p. of music : ill., port ; 31 cm
Alternate Titles: African rhythms and beats
Notes: LCCN: 2007530581
ISBN: 188888519X
ISBN: 9781888885194
ISMN M800005077
Other music number: JPMC-1518
"Folksongs from Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria."--T.p. verso
Contents: Introduction. Some notes before we begin ; Beginnings ; Basic drum technique ; Rhythmic vocabulary patterns -- Stage 1 rhythmic vocabulary patterns. Gankogui and Axatse ; Obwahsimisah: a game song ; Kébé Mama -- Stage 2 rhythmic vocabulary patterns. Sansa Kroma ; Polyrhythm ; Universal break long ; Djembe solo ; Tue Tue ; Jingoloba ; Funga Alafia ; African bass drums ; Kuku -- Stage 3 rhythmic vocabulary patterns. Triple meter basic vocabulary patterns ; Yo Mamana Yo ; Koombaraza ; Ise Oluwa ; Highlife ; Samanfo Begye Nsa Nom ; African Balafons ; Cabaret ; Dalah ; Kpanlogo -- Stage 4 rhythmic vocabulary patterns. Toumba ; Klinwa Myedo Doh ; Yankadi ; Makru ; Djaa ; Sara Kuluya ; Soli ; Kondo ; The three brothers: an African folk tale ; Djansa ; African Christmas
Summary: An easy to use, sequential approach developed by a teacher for teachers that introduces drumming and traditional West African music to students who haven't yet been exposed to this exciting, vibrant art form. No prior experience is necessary. Integrating African music with the Orff approach, this book presents a developmental sequence of drum instruction for children as young as 5 but is applicable to any age. It weaves drum instruction into the tapestry of current music education programs in a way that quickly allows all students to play this beautifully complex music and cultivates students' skills to the point where they can all participate in playing polyrhythmic ensemble music
OCLC Number: 80765978
ISBN/ISSN: 188888519X