By djembefeeling - Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:28 pm
- Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:28 pm #37730
Yes, it is very tricky, not only for beginners. Two of my progressed students try to play Maraka these days, and while the one plays the Malian passport |s.t|s.b| the other one tries to play |bst|ts.|bs.|bs.|, but both always want to play their slaps simultaniously. Playing x x . x x . x x . x x . is already the hardest of the pairs, but with a base on the beat and a slap on the pulse right after that beat it's epecially wicked.vincent wrote:For beginners it can be very tricky if one plays x . x x . x x . x x . x while another plays x x . x x . x x . x x .
Yes, it does. Perhaps it is still foreign to me, but I wonder if the time I would need to teach those patterns to my students would also do for teaching it in the good old trial and error or rather listening comprehensive style. Of course, when you consistently teach the three beats system from the beginning it becomes a habit and gets easier with each time you use it.vincent wrote:So I plan to work on the one hand the Ganga drums technique (...) it's very easy to catch, for " * o o * c " falls exactly with " o o * o o "
???vincent wrote:(Notice that the quaternary form, although interesting, is rather unconceivable in this style, because of the bell technique. That's one of the reasons for which I'm interested in this way of playing.)
I like that. An innovative way to teach!ternarizator wrote:The Ganga drums solve the problem :
1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . .
o * o o * . o * o o * .
o * o * o . * c * c * .
The two musicians play in fact the same pattern !
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