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African Music Series Vol. 1: Adenkum

By Mensah, Sowah
Item No. 836272
UPC Code 9780984109005
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning, Teaching and Performing African Music. The book and DVD should be used together as tools for the teacher or director to learn and practice this music until the leader is comfortable to teach others by rote. The book has the music notation for the instrumental
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning, Teaching and Performing African Music.

The book and DVD should be used together as tools for the teacher or director to learn and practice this music until the leader is comfortable to teach others by rote. The book has the music notation for the instrumental parts and traditional Akan songs.

The DVD shows how to play the parts as well as performances of the pieces by the Macalester College African Music Ensemble, an ensemble from the Rondo Educational Center, and an ensemble from the Turtle Lake Elementary School.

Instruments Used

  • Adenkum (stamping tube)
  • Adawura (banana-shaped bell with a slit on once side
  • Trowa (enmeshed gourd rattle)

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Introduction of Adenkum
  • The Instruments
  • The Book, the Music and the DVD 
  • Songs and Meaning
  • Adenkum Phrases
  • Full Score
  • More Songs
  • Notes from Directors
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Author Mensah, Sowah
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