West-African Percussion Pages for rhythm information & notation
Notation (html)
Soundclub files
Notation (pdf)
Thanks to Victor Stok for his contribution to the Percussion Studio files!
The WAP-pages recieved the Free Sheet Music Appreciation Award!
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“I would like to thank my teachers Martin Bernhard & Mamoudou "Delmundo" Keďta for their many lessons. Also thanks and respect to Arafan Touré, Ponda O' Bryan, Famoudou Konaté, Ibro Konaté, Abdoulay "Oke" Sene, Baba Touré, Momo Touré, Cécé Koly, Mamady Keďta, Hilde Gams Youssef, Kashoum & Aly Keita, Gert Kilian and many others for real interesting workshops. They all shared with me their knowledge about traditional West-African Percussion. In these pages I share it again with you.."
Paul Nas
since 1998
I am working on notation for the pentatonic Balafon from Mali / Burkina Faso. If your interested please visit my balafonpages
Songs A- Z
last edited on 4 januari 2013
- New stuff all with pdf and Percussion Studio files: 3-6-2012: Djagbe; new solo's, Demoussoni Kelen: doun/sangban variations and djembe solo's, Djansa djembe solo. 8-6-2012: Djaa Kouroussa: break with doundoun/sangban and djembe solo, 28-7-2012: Djole some new patterns, 8-8-2012: Kebendo / Djadandu. 17-10 Kassa Djibo / Kassa ni Sorro / Wurende. 24-10 Faraba is made by Jan Fulendorf (Thanks Jan!). New Rhythm:Bara Duu from Moritz Köppen, november 30; new rhytyhm: Torako from Mortz Köppen, 4 januari 2013: Solibasi (Thanks Moritz!)
- Added Percussion Studio files and update pdf and html files: 3-6-2012: Abioueka, Abondan, Adjos, Balan Sonde, Dalah, 17-5: Bando Gialli, 19-5: Damba, 21-5: Bolon, 23-5: Bolonba, 26-5: Dibon II and Bambafoli, 27-5: Denadon and Djambadon, 31-5: Dalfo, 12-8 Djelidon/Lamba/Sanja, 15-10 Fankani, 28-12: Gidamba / Somba Koro. 23 february 2013: Kamerenčn Donna
- Added pdf and Percussion Studio Files: 3-6: Bara and Djaa Siguiri, 31-7: Djabara, 10-9: Donaba, 16-9 G'Beredu, Ngri /Wassolonka / Bougouninka 29-12.
Pictures Arny Zona / Eric Daems
Percussion Studio files