67 Ballet Style 3 Dunun Rhythm Patterns
Here is my latest gift to YOU! *(this is a 10 minute demo, longer lesson will be posted here the week of July 17 2017 in the lessons section))!
67 ballet style *(non-traditional but based off of) 3 drum dunun arrangements . Generally speaking, “Ballet style” is when you take the 2 or 3 dunun normally played sidways (with bell on top or hand held, etc), and one person or more plays them standing up. One person can then play all three parts. Of course with one person playing the feel changes and every detail can not be copied, so it changes to a different type of form. Hence, “ballet style”. Ballet refers to the performance Ballets in West Africa where they first adapted this change.
These are my adaptations based on but not limited to the traditional parts. It is a compilation of rhythms that i have learned and integrated over the last 40 years studying and performing. It is my hope they can be useful and or helpful in your playing and creative endeavors. This is not meant as an “end all” nor is this is the only way. It is not meant to be a traditional learning tool per se, just my versions and my teachers version. A simple reference tool. You or your teacher may have a different version as there are many different ways to play ballet style as well as traditional style.
The “longer lesson” lesson video on my home page (michaelpluznick.com) has 1. much longer versions of each piece and 2. each piece is also shown in slow motion as well. 3. all the clips are close ups so you see better whats happening. 4. I show interesting variations to almost all the pieces *only in the lesson video found on my website (soon). If you have any question please feel free to send me a private message here on Facebook as well .
If you would like a break down lesson with less pieces involved and more focus on individual parts: