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A Notation For Djembe And Duns In ASCII

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Up until now I did not find notations for drumming that were suitable to be transmitted via electronic mail (and that I liked :), which is why I came up with my own personal notation. This is now used for my list of Rhythms For Djembe And Friends. The notation is available as


My personal notation for djembe in ASCII
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(c) Andreas Schamanek * 2010-05-08


Big notation
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     B ... bass  "bomm"      Bb ... "bromm"    r/l ... right/left
     O ... open  "gu"        Oo ... "gru"      ^/v ... emphasis
     X ... slap  "ta(k)"     Xx ... "tra"       1  ... start here
     . ... tap               /  ... "ging"     |x4 ... repeat 4 times


  >> Samples <<


  Traditional |   r___r_l  _r_ _l r_ _l_  r_ _ _    |
  4/4 Break   |:  | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |  :|
              |   Xx  X X   X   X X   X   X         |


              |   r_l_r_l r_l_r_l  _ _ _   _ _ _    |
  Djembe 1    |:  | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |  :|
              |   X     X   X O O O O O X     X     |
                        ^
                        
              |   /_ _/_  /_ _/_  /_ _/_  /_ _/_    |    / ... bell
  Dundun      |:  | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |  :|    X ... muffled
              |   X           O   O   O   O         |    O ... open


              |   /_ _/_  /_ _/_   |x2
  Kenkeni     |:  | | | | | | | | :|
              |   O     O O        |

                              


Quick notation
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     b ... bass  "bomm"    B ... "bromm"    8 ... 2 bass "bobom"
     o ... open  "gu"      O ... "gru"      @ ... 2 open "gugu"
     x ... slap  "ta(k)"   X ... "tra"      # ... 2 slaps "tata(k)"

     ^/v . emphasis        / ... "ging"     . ... tap        1 ... start
     _ ... nothing         r ... right      l ... left


  >> Samples <<

                  r rl   r l  r l   r
  Traditional     ____  ____  ____  ____  
  4/4 Break   |:  ||||  ||||  ||||  ||||  :|
                  X xx   x x  x x   x

  Silamalon       ____  ____  ____  ___1    ____  ____  ____  ____
  Solo 2      |:  ||||  ||||  ||||  ||||    ||||  ||||  ||||  ||||  :|
  with rolls             #xx  x x   xx x    @oxx   x x  x xx  oox

  Silamalon       rlrl                 1
  Solo 3      |:  xx__  ____  ____  ___x    @oxx   x@o  xx x  @oxx  :|



-- 
Andreas Schamanek 
http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/

Rhythms For Djembe And Friends
http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/data/audio/rhythms/

keywords: notation, ascii, plain text, hand drumming, percussion, 
djembe, dundun, sangban, kenkeni, duns, doundoun, doundounba, sangpan


A Notation For Djembe And Duns In ASCII
URL: http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/~schamane/data/audio/rhythms/notation_ascii.php
Last modification: 2010-05-08
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