ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Please tell me, how has your drum practice been?
I noticed that our student Facebook page has been a bit quiet lately, and was inspired to create this DRUM CHALLENGE, in hopes to spice up your drum passion.
There will be one lucky winner of this challenge who will receive a 60min Drum Training Session from yours truly.
One of my favorite things is to help students learn to improvise and compose their own music.
Writing music has brought me massive JOY into my life, and I know it may inspire yours!
If you are interested in composing and writing your own grooves, I highly encourage you to take this challenge.
This is called the GROOVE & GRATITUDE Challenge
because submission end date is Thanksgiving Weekend!
SO WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE:
Please compose ONE main rhythm (which we will call the “theme”)
and two variations of the rhythm.
The rhythms can be in ANY meter, and you can play the frame drum in ANY style you wish!
Sounds fun, right? Well it is!!!
WHAT IS A VARIATION?
A variation is something that sounds similar theme, yet is slightly different (i.e. changing the technique, adding a few extra strokes),
- Theme and Variation” type compositions are commonly found in Indian musics.
- Theme and Variation compositions are a great way to structure YOUR own compositions.
HOW TO SHARE YOUR CHALLENGE:
#1 – Please record your rhythm and variations in a video.
#2 – The video MUST be shared on our Community Frame Drum Page!
Double extra points if you also share this on your personal FBK page. (this is optional)
#3- Please RECITE your rhythms and variations FIRST in the recording!
While you are recording, please make sure to recite the “theme” out loud before you play it.
ie. After you have played the “theme” a few times, please stop playing, and then say “Variation 1” – and play that rhythm – and then say “Variation 2” and play that rhythm!
#4 – Use a Metronome to create your rhythm!
You do not need to record the video with a metronome, but it is essential that you use the metronome to create your rhythms and variations, ok! Got it! Good!
HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN:
Here are the top 3 things that I am looking for in choosing the winner:
- Rhythms are spoken and played clearly
- Rhythms are played in time
- You are playing the rhythms with RELAXED technique
Here is what I am NOT looking for:
- Fast rhythms that are not clear
- Rhythms played out of tempo
THE WINNER IS…
I will review each video that is shared, and pick the one that best follows all of these guidelines.
The winner will receive a 60 Drum Training Session with yours truly..
I highly encourage you all to join this challenge.
This is a GREAT opportunity to open your rhythm portal – for the NEW Frame Drum Academy Programs that will begin in the new year.
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 30,2017|
WINNER PICKED SHORTLY AFTER THAT
IMPORTANT RHYTHMIC REMINDERS…
Have fun with this challenge.
Let yourself explore and entrain.
The drum is an instrument that connects us back to our primordial soul.
The FIRST sound we heard in our mother’s womb was her heartbeat – which means, that EVERYONE is deeply connected to rhythm –but we must open our -rhythm portal – first!
LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR RHYTHMIC CREATIONS!