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Learn to Play the 6/8 Bell Pattern (Long and Short Styles)

29th Oct 2014

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This lesson covers one of the most fundamental aspects of African drumming; the 6/8 bell.

There are two different 6/8 bells; one is called the long bell and one is called the short bell. In this video you will learn how to play both versions using a step by step process to add one part at a time and slow motion sequences to make the learning easy.

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http://www.x8drums.com/How-to-Play-6-8-Bell-Pattern-p/vid-010.htm

In this video:

  • Demonstration of Short Bell vs. Long Bell - (The difference is in the 3rd note)
  • Tuning into the foot and four pulse of both the long and short 6/8 bell patterns
  • 6/8 Short bell wil the four pulse on the leg
  • Master the "up" beat
  • Learn to keep your feet on the four count while you play the 6/8 bell
  • Alternate playing the 6/8 bell, then the 4 pulse

To Download The Full Lesson, Click Here:

http://www.x8drums.com/How-to-Play-6-8-Bell-Pattern-p/vid-010.htm

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Pluznick

by Michael Pluznick

Internationally-recognized musical djembe drummer and percussionist, Michael Pluznick has introduced his new Signature Eco-Pro Djembe Drums and Instructional DVD for Djembe Players now available at X8Drums.com.