Learn how to play Dgembe!
LESSONS INCLUDE LEARNING:
- Basic playing strokes for the Dgembe
- Extended playing strokes using Indian and Middle Eastern playing techniques.
- Learn traditional West African Ghanian polyrhythms and grooves
- Learn how to play the Gonqoukui, the Ghanian bell.
Marla teaching dgembe to her beautiful pregnant student, in Dubia!
You Will Also Learn…
- BASIC & EXTENDED TECHNIQUES:
Learn basic and extended techniques and the appropriate drum language for each drum.
- DRUMMING FUNDAMENTALS & PRACTICE SKILLS
Learn how to create a practice routine that produces results! We will learn Marla’s 3 part practice routine, that includes discipline, routine and lots of fun!
- SOLKATTU THEORY & EXERCISES:
Solkattu phrases and how to use it in your drumming playing – Plus, Solkattu exercises help build your sense of rhythm! (like eating your veggie)
- THE ART OF IMPROVISING:
Practical & fun applications to improvise in ANY meter (OMG I sooo love this topic) – using theory from traditional North and South Indian Drumming
- COMPOSING & NOTATING:
YES – there is a composer in everyone. Weather you are a seasoned musician or a newby, everyone has the creativity in them to create their own music. You will learn fun techniques to compose and notate for frame drums
HOMEWORKFUN Homework is given after every session
TakaPaPa: MARLA’S PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
All of Marla’s students are invited to join her private facebook page – where they can meet other drummers on the path.
ONLINE STUDENT CONCERT
All of Marla’s students will be invited to participate in Marlas bi-yearly online concert (of course this is optional, but HIGHLY suggested – we would love to hear you drum!!!)
Maestro Percussionist Alfred Ladzekpo, one of Marla’s African Teacher from Calarts