Discuss traditional rhythms, singing etc
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By ternarizator
#36807
Do you mean 5 beats (of 3 or 4 pulses), or beats of 5 pulses ?

I once tried an experience on a ternarized Djolé, played very slowly with a strong LSL feeling, so that it became quinary (beats of 5 pulses). It was going that way :

1 . . . . 2 . . . . 3 . . . . 4 . . . .
t t t t . t . t . . t . t . . t . . . . (call)
t . . s . . . s . . . . . b . t t t t . (djembé 1)
b . t t . b . s s . b . t t . b . s s . (djembé 2)
x . x x . x . x x . x . x x . x . x x . (same bell for D+S and for K)
D . . . . S . . . . D . D . . S . . . . (Dunumba + Sangban)
. . . K . . . K . . . . . K . . . K . . (Kensedeni)

If it can help...

Vincent
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By korman
#36809
We once improvised on a following rhythm
|b-ttb-t-t-|b-tts-t-t-|
it was interesting to see people try dance to it:)
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By Crispy
#36811
I have a vague (and possibly false) recollection of someone posting a video of some Dogon drumming that was in 5. Just did a quick search and couldn't find it again.

There are plenty of solo phrases that play 5s over 4/4. Koungbanan Conde does a simple, but beautiful one at about 0:40 in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoweDXixfBY
By Paul
#36812
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Yes I mean that the whole rhythm is in a 5 pulse cycle. The ngoni rhythm felt a bit jumpy at the start, like a car jolting. sometimes you get that effect in senegalese mbalax music, like the cycle starts again before you feel it finishes the last cycle. It will take some getting used to. I'm playing it with bass, drums, guitar and djembe. It's quite groovy though.

I tried transposing Korejuga to a western set up the other day, it was interesting.