where you can find - as well as
contribute to - notation for the drums
of the West African djembe tradition!
intention with S.H.A.R.E. is to reflect
the ways various rhythms are played in
different places, situations and times.
opened this site by sharing the
notation from my commercial products
and some other notation sources.
Note! Many of the references
rhythm pages have moved to new locations:
R Clark , M
Wall / Cross Reference
Boom , ADR
eventually turned into the
Playback Rhythm Exchange
and is no longer kept updated
- but the rhythms are still there!
All parts are displayed in ASCII
notation that will be turned into graphics
if you choose to install the Djembe Font *
- see examples above and below
table shows the basic notes
and their corresponding ASCII characters
and graphic Djembe Font symbols
To the right
is a list of rhythms with links
to their respective S.H.A.R.E. page.
Apart from the
notation on each page
there are links to external resources:
The origin and
of each rhythm. Cross references.
Sources of sound
for each rhythm.
Wave, Midi, MP3 and many others.
live recordings, etc.
Books, CDs, Audio & Video tapes.
sites and sources
using different notation systems.
has no copyright.
parts and signals
cannot be copyrighted due to their
inadequate originality - i.e. anyone
may incidentally produce it.
may be copyrighted
if they are
new and very unique.
or breaks are safest to regard as
protected by copyright.
Any printed or
recorded product is
always protected by the copyright
of the producer.
that you are free to
use all parts that you find here,
and everywhere, without
asking anybody for permission
means that you should make
sure it´s ok to use somebody´s
solo phrases before you do it
also means that you may not
copy an actual product without
the permission of the producer
in doubt, always ask for
permission before you use or
reproduce somebody's work
if you do use the work of
somebody else - credit them!
Djembe Font is a Windows True
Type Font that can be downloaded from
the Freeware page of www.djembe.net
where there is also a presentation of the
font, a FAQ page and a complete legend