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West African Drumming Book 1 – Audio Support

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  • Free downloads of audio recordings of all the pieces in Andy Gleadhill's African Drumming Book 1
  • Professionally produced performances by school children

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West African Drumming Book 1 is one of Andy Gleadhill’s growing range of Teacher’s guides for classroom instruments.

Above you can play the audio tracks that accompany Andy Gleadhill’s West African Drumming Book 1 and you can also download them. The recordings are of professionally produced performances by school children of all the West 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 West African Drumming Book 1 is the classic West 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 West 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 West African rhythms, each with teaching and learning notes and examples of how to develop them into complete pieces of music ready for performance.

Our West African Drumming – Video Support page may be of interest to you.

You may also be interested in our free West African Drumming – Primary – Scheme of Work which is an excellent practical accompaniment to Andy Gleadhill’s West African Drumming Book 1. For more advanced teaching support please see Andy Gleadhill’s West African Drumming Book 2. You may also be interested in our West African Drumming – An Extended Introduction document which gives you a wider background knowledge of the subject.

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