Page 2 of 2

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:34 am
by bops
newworlddrumming wrote:When you guys talk about 'feeling' in playing, I think you are referring to the shuffle pattern that is rhythmically not quite eighth note or triplet based, but somewhere in between. Am I mistaken?
Yeah man, that's the idea. Some people call it "micro-timing" but for me it's just another way of saying feeling. I think e2c is right in that it's not exactly a shuffle, but just an overall rhythmic sense. There are a number of patterns that he's playing there. His fingertips convey the feeling of the bells or karignan, if we were to hear the whole ensemble playing the rhythm. It's a little bit like the clave of afro-caribbean music. That timing takes a lot of practice.
KEANIEirishdjembe wrote:I'm sure there is some country music about mullet hair cuts???
Achey Brakey Mullet?
martin73 wrote:But did you see the one guy with the djembe pointing the wrong way? Technique is one thing, I'm not sure how he could let the guy get away with that...it looks painful to me.
Yeah, I agree. I'd say his strong suit is definitely not training others. It might be generous to say that he hasn't been working with them for very long? Maybe there's a reason why he's so good at playing solo...

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:15 pm
by e2c
I guess my thought re. the class video is that playing music well is one skill, teaching is another. Not everyone can do well at both. (And maybe he's very new to teaching? Just speculating; I have no clue, really...)

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:27 pm
by rachelnguyen
Mullet: all business in the front and a party in the back....

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:42 am
by bubudi
rachel and bops, you wanna have a go at composing a mullet rhythm? we'll perform it at our next gig. 'this one's called djekunsifoli (fish hairdo rhythm), named after the mullet...''

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:51 am
by bops
bubudi wrote:rachel and bops, you wanna have a go at composing a mullet rhythm? we'll perform it at our next gig. 'this one's called djekunsifoli (fish hairdo rhythm), named after the mullet...''
I think, in order to really understand the mullet, we'll all need to grow one.

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:10 am
by bubudi
bops wrote:I think, in order to really understand the mullet, we'll all need to grow one.
how about a mohawk instead? then we won't need to wear naado

Re: Idrissa Ouattara

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:39 am
by Tomasi
@ Bubudi: The rythm he is playing is not called soboninkun, but 'sobolikan'. Which means 'la course de chevaux' for sure. I guess he's right, after all..