Notation Playback
Rhythm Exchange

In version 2.1 of Notation Playback, you can Import and Export
Data files
containing all parts for any specified rhythm. This will
make it possible to exchange notated rhythms with other users.

The export feature in Notation Playback 2.1 also enables you to
automatically produce Web Page files containing the notation
of all parts for a selected rhythm.

For your convenience, both of these export files are available for each rhythm in the list below: To see the notation web page, just
click on the rhythm name link. To download the notation data file,
just click on the filename and save it to the Import folder of your Notation Playback 2.1 program [c:\program\notation\import].

The contributions to the exchange list below are sorted in reverse chronological order - i.e. the latest entry will be found at the top.

If you would like to add a rhythm to this page, first export
it from NP 2.1 then use the

Dance of Strength (Doumdoumba) < download file Dance_of_Strength_(Doumdoumba)21364.dbf >

The Bell part is double struck (Ta-Ta). The parts 1-5&6 may be played continuously as one part. The upper notes in the doumdoumba part are muffs. Enjoy if you will.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Kpatsia < download file Kpatsia171141.dbf >

This is how I have been taught some parts of the rhythm Kpatsia! (from my friend Kristina Aspeqvist)

Helene Iliste, Sweden < >

djoli < download file djoli131757.dbf >

The doundoun variation here is a comnibation of two patterns (no idea how they separate!) as taught be Sekou Keita from Casamance, Senegal. Much funkier than the straight pattern, but the first is helpful for a break when you're playing hard!

/amanda pickering, uk <
boum >

Limbajitoko < download file Limbajitoko05320.dbf >

A version based on the Fatala track on Gongoma Times (Real world records). And a plea for more of you looking in to add to this site - go on, share a little!

Amanda Pickering, England < >

kassa < download file kassa215152.dbf >

A classic feelgood rhythm from Senegal! The break phrase is repeated three times before the call back to the main patterns.

Amanda, UK < >

Fanga < download file Fanga7452.dbf >

The ubiquitous Fanga, from Pearl Primus with Yoruban lyrics gotta love it!........... Fanga alafia, ase, ase(2x) Ase, ase Ase, ase Fanga alafia, ase, ase ........................... Ikabo alafia, ase, ase (2x) Ase, ase Ase, ase Ikabo alafia, ase, ase ......................... Eleba (or Elegua) alafia ase , ase (2X) Ase, ase Ase, ase Eleba alafia, ase, ase

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Highlife < download file Highlife63715.dbf >

I think this one filtered down from Babatundi Olatunji.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Jewe < download file Jewe63311.dbf >

Jewe (you are the one) Obmu Jewe Menudia Jewe Lo Jewe, jewe...... Botano Bele

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Kakilambe' < download file Kakilambe62812.dbf >

As I understand this is an American version of a Guinean rhythm as taught by Senegalese! It does not bother me too much, really, I love it!

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Kaki Lambe < download file Kaki_Lambe62635.dbf >

Alternate version.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Lamba < download file Lamba62253.dbf >

From Baba Leon, my ensemble drum teacher.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Linjin < download file Linjin62139.dbf >

This is a fun rhythm!

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Rhumba < download file Rhumba61920.dbf >

Rummmm baaaa!!! !!

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Samba < download file Samba61735.dbf >


R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Sinte < download file Sinte61125.dbf >

This rhythm came from Abou Sylla of Les Ballet Africains fame. The microtiming is not right so this is of limited use and some of the parts come through OK. The doumdoumba part is incorrect I think and this is how my Ensemble drumming teacher, Baba Leon transcribed it.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Watusi < download file Watusi6757.dbf >

We play this one in my Ensemble Drumming class.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Eclipse 99 < download file Eclipse_996511.dbf >

I wrote this one during the Solar Eclipse of 1999 the last one of the millenium.

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

Abana Calypso < download file Abana_Calypso55631.dbf >

A bana Killem die O (4x) A bana Killem die O Santa Roco Sho Yu sabe rhumba dee cha cha cha pa-changa ah ah ah ah ah Killem die O A bana Killem die O A bana Killem die (4x) A - BA - NA

R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA < >

efoum < download file efoum21203.dbf >

Taught to me by Sekou Keita, a rising star from Casamance in Senegal. He says the word Efoum means something like 'stomp', and danced the word for us to translate, so it's a rough guess. a young people's dance of celebration.

Amanda, UK < >

Basikolo < download file Basikolo21033.dbf >

These are the Basikolo parts from African Drum Rhythms Practice CD 5 plus a bass part variation that has a few more doundoun notes added to it. Many of the parts for this rhythm are very similar to parts for some other rhythms, like Tiriba and Doudoumba. It was taught in an advanced class at a drum and dance camp some years ago by Ousmane Sylla from Guinea

Lennart Hallstrom < >

Diansa < download file Diansa11638.dbf >

These Diansa variations are taken from R. Kronberger, Yapp at

Helene Iliste, Sweden < >

Soli < download file Soli13157.dbf >

Most of these parts are taken from African Drum Rhythms Practice CD 1. I´ve also added a more common bass and bell part combination. Find out which you prefer!

Lennart Hallstrom, Sweden < >

Kpanlogo < download file Kpanlogo1385.dbf >

These additional rhythms are taken from (Larry Morris)

Helene Iliste < >

Kpanlogo < download file Kpanlogo223857.dbf >

Helene Iliste, Sweden < >

doundounba < download file doundounba15578.dbf >

Same rhtyhm, with the doundoun patterns notated, I hope, more clearly!

Amanda, UK < >

doundounba < download file doundounba155020.dbf >

The last note of the first Doundoun rhythm coincides with the first beat of the second doundoun rhythm. The first doundoun then comes back in on the first beat after the second rhythm finishes (like a call and response - it's a beautiful song they song to each other!). If this isn't clear, feel free to e-mail me!

Amanda, UK < >

Diansa < download file Diansa21949.dbf >

Diansa (Dansa, Yansa, Diansi) is originally coming from Southern Mali (Bamako) but is often played all over West-Africa. There is no traditional Kenkeni part but these two will do fine. This rhythm example is taken from (Paul Nas)

Helene Iliste, Sweden < >

Kokou < download file Kokou165316.dbf >

This is just an example of how to use this page. The notation is the same as on Practice CD 1 at (notice the parts which start with a lead-in *). In the third djembe part, the slaps can be omitted. In the first djembe part, slaps can replace the bass notes. The bell part can be played with "double notes" on the second and third note to enhance it. This may be the most commonly played rhythm in dance classes all over Sweden.

Lennart Hallstrom, Sweden < >

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