Wednesday, March 2, 2011
2nd Grade Week 6 -- Ise Oluwa
Friday's lesson began with the Nigerian song "Ise Oluwa." This slow song in 6/8 is a perfect vehicle for exploring some basic techniques for playing the gourd drums. Of course the most fundamental lesson about drumming to respect your instrument and your fellow musicians.
We also spent a little learning to read drum music. In drumming this means being able to "read" the silences as well.