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Miss Jordan's class has been learning techniques for playing African drums. To see their original post, click the link below...

Drumming in Music

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Hello Miss Jordan and Class,

Your Drumming in Music post fascinated me. In my years of teaching, I didn't have the opportunity to learn and share African drumming with a class but in more recent years I have produced DVDs for a multi-school performing arts festival and been able to experience them.

The use of African drums has been spreading throughout my area. One school has even dabbled in Japanese Taiko drums. It's the rhythm and coordinated beat of many drums I really enjoy. I can't share the actual video visuals of the performance online but I can share the audio track of a performance I filmed in 2013. What you hear is the work of 12 primary school students who had been practising throughout the year leading up to their performance in Term 3.

 

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Ella left a comment asking what Taiko drumming sounded like. Below is the sound of 14 primary school students performing at the same festival as the African drums. Again, the visuals can't be shown.