Everybody Everywhere Bang on Your Drum
I get the convention you are using - large for bass, small italics for slaps, but what would you use for tones? perhaps small size capitals?Yes, it seems to work (not on the Ning of course, and not in Comments)I applied this system to the Kuku entry (Find this through the classified index, through "looking for things?")One thing I notice is that these typeface instructions don't always come out the way one sets it.This type of mnemonic is best used with a video, as it doesn't tell you which hand to use,and other misunderstandings are possible
I absolutely agree about the limitations of Jabba Djembe as a performance item, which it isn't, really. It needs a lot of extras, and sounds a bit dire, like a drum lesson, when played slow. Swing style adds a zing to it, and starting with clapping is a good idea, so that we can get up to speed before hitting the djembes. Also a reasonable amount of percussion needs to accompany itright from very early on.
Of course now we are doing it in "Swing style" or 6/8, and it might be written a bit like this:.Jab-er Jab-er djem-- be--I've-- got-- coll-ly wob-lesIn-- the-- dark--Hey-- You-- go-to Wat-erLoo-- .(?I think...)
OKLoo-- --- ?
No that's Hey-- --- You- ---
where each syllable or dash represents a single beat of 6 beats in a bar
So that would be:.Jab-er Jab-er djem-- be-- I've-- got-- coll-ly wob-lesIn-- the-- dark-- ---Hey-- --- You-- ---go-to Wat-er Loo-- ---.?
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