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Yankadi + Macru Rhythm
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What is a Balafon?
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Levels
Yankadi Rhythm Djembe Patterns
Djembe Pattern #1 (8:44)
Djembe Pattern #1 Variation (1:55)
Yankadi Rhythm Bass Drum Pattern
Triple Set Bass Drums Pattern (8:49)
Triple Set Bass Drums Pattern play-along (4:04)
Yankadi Balafon Patterns
Beginner Balafon (Pentatonic) (1:06)
Intermediate Balafon Pattern (Pentatonic) (1:03)
Advanced Balafon Pattern (Pentatonic) (3:57)
Advanced Balafon Pattern #2 (Pentatonic) (3:01)
Beginner Balafon Pattern (Diatonic) (1:30)
Intermediate Balafon Pattern (Diatonic) (5:04)
Advanced Balafon Pattern (Diatonic) (18:44)
Yankadi Rhythm Ensemble Demos (Djembe, Bass Drums, Balafon)
Yankadi Demo with Pentatonic Balafon (8:10)
Macru Rhythm Djembe Patterns
Djembe Pattern #1
Djembe Pattern #1 play-along
Djembe Pattern #2
Djembe Pattern #2 play-along
Macru Rhythm Bass Drum Patterns
Beginner Bass Drums Pattern (0:48)
Macru Bass Drums Ending Break (1:04)
Bass Drum Patterns play-along track (4:17)
Macru Balafon Patterns
Beginner Balafon Pattern (Pentatonic) (1:44)
Intermediate Balafon Pattern (Pentatonic) (1:41)
Advanced Balafon Pattern (Pentatonic) (1:35)
Macru Rhythm Ensemble Demo
Macru Play-Along/Demo with Diatonic Balafon (4:07)
What is a Balafon?
Balafon is the name for a type of West African wooden xylophone.
It is an ancient instrument, dating back at least 800 years! There are two main types of balafon:
- this type of balafon has a five note scale. In a way, this tuning is similar to the intervals of the black keys on the piano.
- this type of balafon has a seven note scale. This tuning is like the intervals of the white keys on the piano.
In order to help you see which notes are being played in the balafon lessons,
we have added colour-coded stickers onto the balafon keys.