learning rhythm through West African Music – Tutorial 4 (Yankidi part 1)

Learn how to break down, analyze, and play West African rhythms with Rhythms of the Village. Yankidi is a two-part courtship dance from the general area of modern-day Senegal. In tutorials 4 and 5, we will discuss the two main…

learning rhythm through West African Music - Tutorial 4 (Yankidi part 1)

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Learn how to break down, analyze, and play West African rhythms with Rhythms of the Village.

Yankidi is a two-part courtship dance from the general area of modern-day Senegal. In tutorials 4 and 5, we will discuss the two main drum parts for the first part of the dance, which is slower and more lyrical that the second part. In this tutorial (no. 4), we will discuss the rhythm pattern of the bass drum, known as the djun djun. Notice that we will be dividing each of the beats in 4/4 meter into triplet subdivision. If this sounds confusing, check out tutorial 2 on triplet subdivision. See the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfR3qsM5O0M

Enjoy this one, and see you in tutorial 5 for the djembe part. Musical blessings and peace to you!
– Judy

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