In this video we will see 67 pieces most (90%) with a slow motion section after the initial normal speed demonstration. Many of you have seen the demo on Facebook. This full version uses longer sequences which show variations to the rhythms not shown before.
I find the slow motion is the most effective way to show a breakdown in a video this large with so many rhythms.
Generally speaking, “Ballet style” is when you take the 2 or 3 dunun normally played sideways (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.
67 ballet style 3 Drum Dunun Arrangements
Duration: 31.5 minutes
File size: 133 MB
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