Expand your rhythm skills with fun 6/8 rhythms
Have you explored the wonders of 6/8 rhythms? There’s something within this time signature that gets me moving and grooving in the drum circle. The possibilities of rhythmical expression are vast and so uplifting and energising.
I encourage all students in my drum classes to learn and explore 6/8 rhythms. Rhythms in this time signature can be challenging to learn at first, however once you learn the basics of drumming in 6/8, skies the limit.
In this video I play three basic percussion rhythms using shaker, African go-go bell and African caxixi. What a beautiful combination of sound textures. I love delving deep with different timbres, it brings so much musical scope to creating music. As a drum circle facilitator, I have boxes and boxes filled with all kinds of percussion instruments to offer participants tools for self-expression. Of course, I’ve accumulated all these wonderful instruments over 25 years.
The video I teach three basic rhythms to play-along song from my student resource called Angel Eyes. This song offers music therapists, classroom teachers and beginner drum students the opportunity to expand on a rhythmical journey into 6/8. The tempo isn’t too fast, actually it's quite meditative, relaxing and fun to play-along too. Especially the rhythms I teach in the video.
Angel Eyes comes as a download workbook one/two with audio tracks to learn fun and relaxing drum rhythms and hand drum solos. A wonderful student, classroom teacher and music therapist resource for beginner to intermediate levels.
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