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African Drumming Add-on Pack


This ‘African Drumming Add-on Pack’ is suitable for both Primary and Secondary level, and contains a range of additional African instruments that will augment the timbre and dynamic of your African Drumming group.

A copy of Andy Gleadhill’s African Drumming Book 2 is also included with this instrument range specifically in mind. The book introduces the new instruments 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 these new African instruments, all the tunes can be played on any drums available to the players.

Like all Drums for Schools Class Instrumental packs, this is suitable for both music teachers and non-specialists, and no prior experience is assumed – not even the ability to read music. There’s advice on basic playing techniques as well as warm-up exercises, lesson plans and repertoire and there are also very useful supporting video resources online.

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