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(Doundoumba, Dundunba, Dununba, Dunumbè, etc)

Cultural Context

Sound Samples


R Clark (editor)
M Wall (editor)

ADR (wav)
NP Exchange (dbf)
WAP (sn2)

ADR (practice cd)
Cross Reference

J & V
NP Exchange

Note! Many of the above references have moved to new locations:
R Clark , M Wall / Cross Reference , WAP , Djembe Boom , ADR

The notation for this rhythm may consist of parts, signals, breaks and solos.
You are welcome to add anything that makes this notation more complete!

You are also welcome to suggest additional links for the external resource section above!

Djembe s--stts--stt
Djembe tt----ttb-b-
Djembe --s-ts--s-ts
Bass S-DD-D-DD-D->
> D-S--S-S----
Bell H-HH-H-HH-H-
Signal t-t-t-t-t---

These parts for Doudoumba are all taken from African Drum Rhythms Practice CD 10. There are numerous variations - some simpler and some even more difficult. If you have trouble playing the third djembe part, try playing a bass note at the "1" until you can do without it! The bass part is notated on two lines because of its length. (Make sure you play the signal from the beginning of second half of the bass part to get it right.) By the way, this signal can be very hard to play loud enough to be heard in an ensemble...
Lennart Hallstrom, Sweden <lennart.hallstrom@djembe.net>
Visit my website at: www.djembe.net

Djembe tttt-t-tt---s-s-
Djembe tttt-t-tt-b-b-b-
Djembe tttt-t-tt-s-t-s-
Djembe tttt-t-tt-b-b-b-
Djembe --ssttss--ssttss
Djembe b-ssttss--ssttss
Bell -h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h
Bass d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-

Bell is doubled. There is more to this and I do not know how to extend the fields to accomplish this, See full details in the Notation Rhythm Exchange.
R Clark, Gainesville, FL, USA <clark@acceleration.net>
Visit my website at: http://www.acceleration.net/clark

(The above notation is the lastest entry!)

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