haworth wrote:Slap is Open
Tone is Closed?
On a Dundun, is a "closed" a muted sound with the other stick also on the head?
haworth wrote:Differences in terminology...
Here in Guinea I have been taught that the brighter sound is "open" and it is played with the fingers spread apart. The darker sound is "closed" and played with the fingers together.
bubudi wrote:djembe slaps can be played both open or closed in a variety of ways, but normally they are played open, although many djembefolaw from mali have a preference for closed technique.
haworth wrote:You're losing me here.
I guess I'll keep doing what I'm doing for the moment while I'm still here in Guinea. The whole key is to make a MELODY with the sounds of the hits.
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