ABQ Drumming

A group for those interested in traditional hand drumming, or other hand percussion.

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Comment by Lesley Goddin on July 6, 2009 at 9:47am
I was just thinking this morning I should have recorded that beat on my MP3 player for later practicing. Grrrr....can't remember it now!
Comment by Ken MacIntosh on July 6, 2009 at 7:50am
Thanks for the tip; I'll check it out.
Comment by John V on July 5, 2009 at 11:24pm
A good resource for learning some basic rhythms is a book called The New Conga Joy by Bill Mathews. It's annotated very well. Easy to see what you should be doing. I picked up my copy at Apple Mountain Music. I need to use my copy more!
Comment by Ken MacIntosh on July 5, 2009 at 7:31pm
Lesley and John: Now, that was a wonderful experience in Bataan Park this afternoon, and even exotic: after all, how often do you get to drum for hula hoopers! To say nothing of jousters and tai chi practioners. Say, did either of you retain that bsic beat whats-his-name taught us and told us to practice for hours? If so can you notate it for me (is there a notation for percussion?); its completely flown out of my head.

And thanks again, you guys, for the help you gave me is selecting my first drum; thanks to you I beleive I made a good choice.
Comment by Lesley Goddin on July 1, 2009 at 3:04pm
Cool. Maybe I can dress up medievally too!
Comment by John V on July 1, 2009 at 2:46pm
Drumming/Belly dancing event:
Bataan Park - Carlisle and Lomas
Sunday, July 5th approx. 1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the SCA event. (Society for Creative Anacronism)

Bring drums, chair, drinks and food.

No cost
Comment by Lesley Goddin on July 1, 2009 at 2:07pm
That looks like a great drum! And with a bag too! X8 is a fabulous resource. Hmmmmm....maybe I should just buy my drum bag from them....NOW! :-)

I THOUGHT I joined the drumcircle group on yahoo, but I got another email today inviting me to join....AND I haven't gotten any notifications. When is the Bataan that the park next to Walgreens at Lomas and Monte Vista?
Comment by John V on July 1, 2009 at 1:22pm
Nice drum, Ken! You'll want to find some videos (X8, YouTube, etc.) on how to tune it. Look for Mali Weave.
Comment by Ken MacIntosh on July 1, 2009 at 1:03pm
I finally zeroed in on a 12inch Matahari from X8 and UPS assures me that it will be on my doorstep this Friday, ready to play. Locally, I repeatedly visited Grandama's, Apple Mountain and Guitar Center, none of them had a very wide selection compared to what I found on-line at Sageman, X8 and World Wide Drums; and X8 has a great selection of video and audio clips and a lot of info for beginners so that sort of led me in their direction. Now, I wonder what my next drum should be: perhaps back to Sageman. . . .

You guys going to Bataan Park this Sunday?
Comment by Lesley Goddin on June 24, 2009 at 9:19am
Cool! You will be happy with a Sageman. X8 is a great resource. But check out the Guitar Center too, and Apple Mountain Music too -- you can get your hands on some drums there as well.
Hmmmm....crystal drumming. That's something to think about.....

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