African Drumming Book 1 – Audio Support
Age 5 - 18+
- Free downloads of audio recordings of all the pieces in Andy Gleadhill's African Drumming Book 1
- Professionally produced performances by school children
- Download individual files or single zip file
Please Note: THERE’S NO NEED TO PUT THIS PRODUCT IN THE BASKET – JUST CLICK ON THE DOCUMENTATION SECTION BELOW TO SHOW THE FILES AND THEN CLICK ON A FILENAME TO DOWNLOAD IT.
African Drumming Book 1 is one of Andy Gleadhill’s growing range of Teacher’s guides for classroom instruments.
Below to the left you can play the audio tracks that accompany Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 1 and you can also download them in the “Documentation” section further down below – just click on the section name to show the content. The recordings are of professionally produced performances by school children of all the African tunes in the book. We recommend that you listen to the tunes either through headphones or good quality speakers as laptop and small loudspeakers will struggle to reproduce the lower frequencies and may sound rather “tinny”.
Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 1 is the classic African Drumming class teaching guide, based on over 20 years of classroom teaching experience, and has been specially written to help teachers and workshop leaders teach African drumming and rhythms to class-sized groups.
The book is clear and practical and no previous drumming or music teaching experience is assumed. It begins with an introduction to basic playing techniques, followed by warm-up exercises, and proceeds to introduce 10 African rhythms, each with teaching and learning notes and examples of how to develop them into complete pieces of music ready for performance.
Our African Drumming – Video Support page may be of interest to you.
You may also be interested in our free African Drumming – Primary – Scheme of Work which is an excellent practical accompaniment to Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 1. For more advanced teaching support please see Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 2. You may also be interested in our African Drumming – An Extended Introduction document which gives you a wider background knowledge of the subject.
Professionally produced performances by school children of all ten African tunes in Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 1.
The audio files can be downloaded here for free:
The .zip file contains all ten audio files.