djembeweaver wrote:That's awesome
Why not learn traditional style too? You could still keep going with the finger style in parallel. You'd be killing it in a couple of years if you found a good african teacher.
"You don't have rhythm honey."-that's what my wife says.
EvanP wrote:I just looked up Omak on Google. It's definitely a long way from drumming. It looks like Seattle's about 2 hours away? If so, you might be able to at least hook up with someone there for a weekend workshop. Manimou Camera is in Seattle. Tyler Richart is as well, as are several other good teachers.
If you're up for a longer road trip, Mamady Keita is teaching a workshop in Portland the last weekend in March. I guarantee you won't be disappointed with the experience. Mamady is the best teacher of anything I've ever had."You don't have rhythm honey."-that's what my wife says.
Maybe you can introduce your wife to others that don't have rhythm? In all seriousness I used to hear that line as well. I still have difficulty with straight time, but somehow have a feeling for polyrhythms.
EvanP wrote:Tyler's a great teacher. Bring him in for a workshop, and get a couple private lessons for yourself.
Manimou's also a great teacher. He was the first African teacher I'd had and I was blown away. He also teaches dance workshops.
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