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Drum Basics

  • Apr 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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We cover techniques and basic djembe rhythm parts, and have added dunun rhythms to our curriculum. Relaxed, inclusive environment. You don't have to know ANYTHING to attend.

If there are new students, we will go over the basics at the beginning of the class - that is how to hit the drum for bass, tone and slap, intonation, etc.

We will start working on rhythms at 7:00, and finish around 9:00. It's fun! Just ask anyone who's attended in the past.

Bring your drum.  If you need to borrow a drum, please contact me so I can arrange to have enough available.

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  • David

    Cathy was wonderful and inspiring as always.

    April 25, 2013

  • David

    It was another wonderful evening of exploration and learning! Thanks again, Cathy, for everything!

    April 25, 2013

  • Cathy B

    With a few new people this week, we revisited the Belladi/Saidi set of rhythms, & EVERYBODY GOT IT!! Yes, there were a few rough patches, but folks were able to make corrections & jump back in! From there we moved on to Sunjata Fassa, & everybody got that one too! Good job Lila on getting more consistency with those slaps! Aracely & David continue to amaze me with their progress in just 3 weeks! Marianne was solid again this week, & helped the newer folks keep up the rhythms. Welcome back, Jess! You'll catch back up in no time. Welcome, neighbors! Marina did a great job of imitating the rhythms, especially since her back was to the board with the notes on it. I hope you both keep coming back. It's good to increase drumming in our neighborhood! Bill's doumbek was a wonderful complement to all the rhythms. Glad you brought a friend, too! Cree, you're getting to be one of the elders of the class, picking things up quickly & easily! It's always good having J in the house...

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize, work ramped up today, can't make it

    April 24, 2013

  • Billy C.

    Eager, as always.

    April 22, 2013

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  • Cathy B
    Drum Goddess, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • J
    Smokin' Drummer Gurl,
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member
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