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African Drumming Book 2 – Audio Support

Age 7 - 18+

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  • Free downloads of audio recordings of all the pieces in Andy Gleadhill's African Drumming Book 2
  • Professionally produced performances

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Above, you can play the audio tracks that accompany Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 2, and you can also download them. 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”.

In this new book (Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 2), Andy Gleadhill takes pupil and teachers to the next level of progressive African Drumming, exploring new African instruments and rhythms, and enabling pupils to discover their full musical potential and creativity.

The book introduces new instruments such as the Talking Drums and Dun Duns and shows you how to incorporate African melodies in to your drumming with tunes played on the Balafon or African Xylophone.

Each of the six new tunes is graduated in difficulty to allow for musical progression but they also contain differentiated parts, so that all pupils can play in the ensembles, regardless of ability. Although the book introduces new African instruments, all the tunes can be played on any drums available to the players.

Like all of Andy’s books, Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 2 is suitable for both music teachers and for non-specialists and no prior experience is assumed – not even the ability to read music. It includes advice on basic playing techniques as well as warm-up exercises, lesson plans and repertoire.

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, as well as being a sensible starting point for beginners.

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