Playing the Frame Drum (eBook + Online Audio)
This book and accompanying audio show you how to play the frame drum using your fingers and hand surfaces. The method uses text, photographs, and the audio examples to demonstrate the various strokes and rhythms. Three ways of looking at rhythms are presented: Middle Eastern, Western and Balkan, with over 160 demonstrated rhythms.
Product Number:
30390BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
56
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1451-8
ISBN13:
978-16191-1451-7
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/14/2014
This book and accompanying audio show you how to play the frame drum using your fingers and hand surfaces. The method uses text, photographs, and the audio examples to demonstrate the various strokes and rhythms. Three ways of looking at rhythms are presented: Middle Eastern, Western and Balkan, with over 160 demonstrated rhythms.

Preliminaries  

What is a Frame Drum?

Playing Frame Drums

A Note To Left-Handed Players  

Holding the Drum  

Basic Right-Hand Strokes

Thumb Stroke

Notation

Ring Finger Stroke  

More Notation  

Alternating Strokes

Full Hand Stroke  

More Notation  

Stroke Combinations  

Basic Left Hand Stroke

A Word of Encouragement  

Getting into Position

Ring Finger Stroke  

More Notation  

Multiple Strokes per Rectangle

Middle Eastern Rhythms

A Bit About Middle Eastern Rhythms

Masmudi

More Notation  

Representing the Absence of a Stroke

More on Middle Eastern Rhythm Cycles

Dum, Tek, and Ka

Names of Rhythms  

 

Western Music Theory  

Beats and Measures

Notes and Rests  

Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests

Tempo

Divisions of the Beat  

Syncopation

Longer Rhythms

Eight-Measure Rhythm Patterns  

Syncopated Rhythms

Stroke Combinations

The mr Combination  

Tmr, Rmr, and Fmr Combinations  

Tmr+, Rmr+, and Fmr+ Combinations  

The RI Combination

The RIr Combination  

The RIr+ Combination  

The RImr Combination  

The UL Combination

More on Syncopation

Simultaneous Strokes

Three Beats Per Measure  

Quarter Notes  

Odd Rhythms  

Fives  

Sevens

 

 
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