This volume will assist you in taking your exploration of rhythm further, and advancing faster! The 48 page instrument section is well illustrated, and contains details of the range of sounds associated with percussion instruments from around the world. The remaining 305 pages uses BeatBox Notation to present 80 rhythms in unprecedented detail.
The BeatBox Notation has been successfully used with Primary Grade students, causal drummers, and professional musicians alike. It visually, and intuitively, communicates the correct tone and handing for Worldbeat polyrhythms. Unlike many other notation systems, the BeatBox system does not misrepresent an accented or "pulsed" structure where none is present in the traditional music.
Ideal for classroom use: expanding your rhythmic pattern vocabulary, drum circles, and more. An invaluable resource for every hand drummer of world rhythms. Every effort was made to source each orchestration to specific traditional teachers or musicological scholars. There are over five pages of referenced works which will be of value to any player or instructor. Copyright 2013.
Martin “Wolf” Murphy graduated Cum Laude with his M.A. in English from Loyola University. Since then he has continued to gain experience and certifications. He completed the Remo Health Rhythms Facilitator training; is a Rhythmic Entertainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; is a Registered Yoga Teacher; has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities; and recorded from coast to coast. Throughout the decades Martin has continued to instruct individuals and groups, facilitate drum circles, and conduct storytelling with the drum. His wide variety of life experiences and accomplishments all played a part in the compilation of to this publication.
The rhythms are presented in a logical fashion with notation that is instantly understandable. One of the best features of the encyclopedia is that several variations for each rhythm are presented, along with parts for low, medium, high drums as well as bells. This allows the drummer to play with friends with intention and coherence. Additionally, Murphy provides insight into the origin and purpose of each rhythm- allowing the drummer to select an appropriate rhythm for specific occasions. All in all, a much needed and invaluable resource. I highly anticipate Volume 2!