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How to play the Shekere with Michael Pluznick
In this lesson Michael Pluznick will explore how to play the shekere (aka sekere/chekere), the beaded gourd. This instrument was originally from Nigeria and re established itself in Cuba and then again in America.
Michael will show you how to hold the shekere properly, the basic concepts, moves and the foundation for playing this instrument.
Then we will move on to your first rhythm structure, a basic 4/4 pattern, very useful in many playing situations.
- Types of shekeres
- Basic shekere action motions (down, out)
- How to hold the shekere
- Lean drop and pull technique to play the instrument
- Slowly progress to play the motion faster
- Learn a rhythm pattern
- Use your fingers at the base of the drum to provide a spring action
- Run Time 6:53
This video was made using the new GonBops Rawhide Shekere. Available now at X8Drums.com.