Notation Playback Rhythm Exchange
is an online service for users of the Notation
and the Djembe Font - as well
as for anybody else who is interested in
audible online rhythm notation for djembes, bass drums and bells.
THE AUDIO PART OF THIS SECTION HAS BEEN UPDATED TO CONFORM
WITH THE AUDIO POSSIBILITIES OF MODERN BROWSERS AND HTML5.
THE FOLLOWING OR LATER BROWSERS WILL PLAY BACK THE RHYTHMS:
Internet Explorer 9+, Mozilla Firefox 7+, Google Chrome 13+
Audible Online Notation! (See note above!)
The online notation playback feature uses the default sound
control of your
web browser and requires no plug-in (unless it´s
very old or a Mac version).
The playback accuracy and tempo limits are set by each browser
and cannot compare with the Notation Playback program.
Flexible Notation System!
If the Djembe font is installed in your system, you
will be able to enjoy the
easy-to-read graphic notation. If not, you will just see (ascii)
On each displayed notation page there will be a Notation
Legend, so you
will not have any difficulties interpreting the notation either
Import and Export made Easy!
You can import the notation of each rhythm to the Notation
either by downloading the file or by using the simple
copy and paste option:
(Push the button at the bottom of each notation page to import
You can export notation to the NP Rhythm Exchange by
copy and paste only,
which requires that you are using Notation Playback version
2.2 or later.
Are YOU an NP User?
More than 25.000 downloads
of the Notation Playback program
have now been made, most of which may be installed and in
If you are a Notation Playback user and want to make other
happy, simply look for notation sources anywhere, enter
into your NP program and then add it to the NP Rhythm Exchange!
Together, we could have all available notation sources everywhere
transcribed into the NP format and added to the NP Rhythm
to be shared and enjoyed by all NP users around the world.
Just read the copyright notice below before you get started!
New rhythms and more notation entries are continously added to the
They will first appear on the Unlisted page and then be listed
on pages of their own.
You are most welcome to make any contributions by using the Add
Any new addition I personally make will be announced on my Website
Sources and Resources!
Each rhythm entry has an optional reference link to the source of
whether it be a Teacher, Website, Book, CD, Tape or Video.
By the headline of most rhythm pages there is also a Cultural
Context link to
R Clark´s outstanding website resource.
1. There are no copyrights to traditional music - or
means that it has been passed on for at least 60 years.
2. There are no copyrights to accompaniment parts and
Due to inadequate originality
- i.e. anyone may incidentally produce it - it is
not possible for anyone to own the copyright to individual
parts and signals.
3. There may be copyrights to arrangements and solo phrases!
arrangements, breaks or solo phrases are always
safest to regard as protected by the copyright of the
4. Products are always protected by the producer´s
You may not make printed
or recorded copies of any product unless you
have the producer´s permission to do so - regardless
if the product is
based upon copyright-free material. You may, however,
freely use and
reproduce any copyright-free material that a product may
be based upon!
Golden Rule of Copyright
When in doubt, always ask for permission
before you use or reproduce somebody's work.
And when you do use the work of somebody
else - credit them!
The NP rhythm pages can only be accessed from this page,
as they are all created
in real-time from the NP database files that you select from the
Rhythm Name list.
Any link to a specific NP rhythm page or notation page should therefore
to this page, or it will be redirected to this page automatically.