The Djembe Font (continued)


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Apart from the notes and instrument symbols there are also symbols for handing. These symbols are put above their corresponding notes on the notation line to indicate which hand to use for which stroke.

Handing symbols

Sign

 Djembe Stroke

Character Key

(

 Left Hand

(

)

 Right Hand

)

[

 Roll starting from Left

[

]

 Roll starting from Right

]

{

 Flam starting from Left

{

}

 Flam starting from Right

}



The Notation Line

Sign

 Component *

Character Key

_

 Note line

_

-

 Support Bar

-

+

9

 Support Numbers

0

-

9

 

&

=

 Support Number Rest

=

>

 Notation Line Break

>

*

 Lead-in Marker

*

|

 Blank / Non-Breaking Space

|


* All components are explained on the Djembe Font Notation page.


The Shuflle notes are used for so called shuffle rhythms in order to show the exact position of each note when a support pulse of 6 or 8 is used. (This is meticulously explained in African Drum Rhythms)

Shuffle Notes (using 6 support bars)

Note
Djembe
Bass
Bell

Character Key

y
Slap
Kenkeni
High

y

h
Tone
Sangban
Low

h

z
Bass
Doundoun
-

z

l
Muffled
-
Muffled

l



Shuffle Notes (using 8 support bars)

Note
Djembe
Bass
Bell

Character Key

Y
Slap
Kenkeni
High

Y

J
Tone
Sangban
Low

J

N
Bass
Doundoun
-

N

U
Muffled
-
Muffled

U



If you need to illustrate loudness differences in your notation you can use the Tap and the Bang note along with the normal size note.

Loudness Notes

Note

 Sound

Character Key

g

 Tap

g

T

 Bang

T

P

 Barless Bang

P

G

 Lineless Bang

G


The barless/lineless notes are provided for a more flexible notation than the bar supported notation can offer.

Barless / Lineless Notes

Note
Djembe
Bass
Bell

Character Key

:
Slap
Kenkeni
High

:

,
Tone
Sangban
Low

,

;
Bass
Doundoun
-

;

.
Any
Any
Any

.



Font Information

Info

 Statement

Character Key

#

 Font Version *

#

§

 Copyright Notice

§


* Any change made to the Djembe Font is reflected in its version number. The history of all changes made to each new version is fully accounted for in the Previous Updates List.

 
      

 

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