Below is what happened in the world of drumming this week as reported on X8 Drums and from other places across the web.
New Online Lessons Posted:
- Conga Lesson Download: 5/4 Feel and Movement for Tumbao
In this lesson, Michael Pluznick will show you how to take the the heel tip (aka heel tip shuffle) and play it in a 5/4 feel, turning it into a type of roll useful for soloing or accenting.
- Conga Lesson Download: Tumbao Rhythm
Learn a popular style of playing Tumbao on one conga drum.
- Fanga Rhythm on Djembe with Kenya Masala
LESSON SPECIAL! For a limited time, this lesson is FREE as a way for you to test drive the style and quality of our online lessons.
Recent posts from the X8 Drum Circle Blog:
Drumming News From Around the Web:
- Talking drum solos Talking drums can create some of the most incredible rhythmic sounds!
- Music helps autistic connect
“One of the core philosophies is that everyone has music inside them that has to come out,” Muir said. “When it’s released, it can be very healing...”
- Follow X8 on Istagram
In the X8 studio today recording bongo lessons with Noah Mosgofian.
- Unemployed man turns to music making on street corner
"I love making music. When you’ve been doing it as long as I have, it's like breathing"
- African Music Lesson Plans for Teachers
Use this lesson plan from PBS to give students an overview of art and music that represent the diverse regions of Africa.
New Products Added to X8Drums.com This Week:
- Buy One Djembe, Get One FREE!
- Djembe with Bag & Shakers Package
- Toca Freestyle Colorsound 7" Djembes
- Toca Freestyle II Spun Copper Rope Tuned Djembes
- Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned Spun Copper Djembe
- Toca Synergy Wood Conga Set, Tobacco Brown
- Synergy Wood Bongos, Tobacco Brown
- Tycoon Nagado Daiko, Ancient Mahogany
- Adam Percussion Two-Tone Wood Block
- Meinl Merengue Güira Upcoming X8 Drums events you won't want to miss: