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I've been playing with a drum circle on and off for a few years, now, but I finally decided to take a class in using drum circles for teaching music. Well, I learned so much about how western African music is organized and put together & transmitted. It makes it more fun to play, and easier to understand. Anyway, I'm not ready to record anything live, as I have some issues with micing drums, but I put my World JamPack to work, and I have something here that's kind of fun. Go ahead, get up and move, or dance, even. Hope you all enjoy it.
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Uploaded: Jul 10, 2006 - 10:38:00 PM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2006 - 10:38:00 PM Last Played: May 28, 2019 - 10:07:13 PM
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Roxylee said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
This is cool!
Simple melody but it's catchy; I really like it. The flutes could be birds
on the African plains. Perfect pep for getting going in the morning.
Cool... :-)
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kristyjo said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
This is cool!
Roxy,
Thanks for listening. When we played these things in the drum circle, we went
on sometimes for 15 or 20 minutes. This isn't THAT long, but at least you get an
idea of the way the polyrhythms work together. I'm glad it made your morning a
little brighter!
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spitlogic said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
Cant wait
Sounds nice. Im very interested to hear some of your live stuff.
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kristyjo said 4723 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Cant wait
I'm really having some micing issues with live drumming. The thing is, that I'm
still at the stage where it's lots of fun to play, but I'm not a whole lot of fun to
listen to. i'll keep working at it, though. Who knows, someday...
Thanks for listening!
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said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
Yum!
Pretty. Melodic. Love the drums! This works. Not too long ago my son and
I attempted a piece built around ethnic drum circles. Did you ever hear it?

Olmec Dreamscape: http://www.macjams.com/song/21086

Anyway, this is a nice piece of work. I hope you work in some live
drumming in future efforts.

Be well!
said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
Yum!
Pretty. Melodic. Love the drums! This works. Not too long ago my son and
I attempted a piece built around ethnic drum circles. Did you ever hear it?

Olmec Dreamscape: http://www.macjams.com/song/21086

Anyway, this is a nice piece of work. I hope you work in some live
drumming in future efforts.

Be well!
said 4727 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
Yum!
OOOPS! Sorry. I seem to be suffering from Cafiene Finger this morning.

Be well!
Stun Nutz said 4726 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
cool!
I really enjoyed this one... great drumming and the flute (?) danced between my ears and tickled my noggin
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charliechen said 4726 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
Infectiously joyful
Much too short. More please.

What fun!

Seriously... more please.

Cheers.
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composerclark said 4726 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Fun, fun, fun!
Nothing but fun! This would be a blast to play live! I like the sudden way
it ends; it could go on to another (contrasting) section before
coming back to your A section, but it's fine as is also.

Glad to see you finally have time for music making again!
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jefferson987 said 4726 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Oh man
I have this sudden urge to....Dare I say BOOGIE!!! Awsome work man!
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said 4725 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
African Horizons
I love African music and you nail the feeling down, very nice I also wish it
was longer and had a female african chorus.
Andronis said 4724 days ago (July 14th, 2006)
Wow!
This is quite different than your usual fare. But you've clearly mastered this new genre for yourself, whether its from your experiences or from the class! This is great! I look forward to hearing more world music from you. :)

(While I still prefer classical music, if you wind up sharing your music with the kids at school, I'm sure they'll really love this over the classical. And I think they'd just plain love it anyway.)
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John Stebbe said 4722 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
I see . . .
. . . elephants, hyenas, and lions. Wait a minute, isn't this a Walt Disney
movie?

Sounds very nice, Kristy. Great flute melody, and nice interactions of the
various rhythmic figures.

Neat song! Now you have to learn how to sing in an African language,
and sing over this.
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kristyjo said 4721 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
I see . . .
Actually, I do know a couple of songs from Kenya, and one from Nigeria, but
they are in a different style. Thanks for commenting. I don't usually put my little
loop experiments up, but my muse is apparently busy with other things, and I'm
not composing much original material that I'm happy with. It's great that you
dropped by.
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Macaudion said 4721 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Dangit!
Hi Kristyjo - I'm not able to hear this, but I know I'll dig it. Can't wait to get set up to hear this - Dion
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kristyjo said 4691 days ago (August 16th, 2006)
Dangit!
I hope you get to listen to it soon. Glad to hear from you!

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Bowman said 4696 days ago (August 12th, 2006)
Infectious!
A real joy to hear. I love African music and you've captured its spirit
beautifully. It's almost impossible not to move in time with this infectious
piece and the simple melody fits in perfectly.
About the only thing I'd prefer is a little less unity to the beat, more heft
to the sound of the bass drums and the subtle slap of a skilled hand on
wood. Well done.
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kristyjo said 4691 days ago (August 16th, 2006)
Infectious!
Hey, Thanks for listening. I wish I could take complete credit for the melodies,
but they are actually some great loop combinations that I found in the
WorldMusic Jam pack.
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Schello said 4660 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
,-)
love the drum amd afroExprience__all correct!__beh__my teacher =))
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VicDiesel said 4637 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
dance and sing
Well this was fun! I can just see the musicians dancing around the fire,
swinging their instruments left and right. -- Victor.
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kristyjo said 4637 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Thanks for listening
I am now working with sixth grade students on some of the rudiments of hand drumming, and some of the cool effects that combining different drums, shakers and bells make. It's slow goin for some of them, and quite natural and easy for others. At the end of the month they'll get to form small groups to write and perform their own compositions. I'm sure some of those students would love your idea of playing while dancing around a fire!
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timothy devine said 4332 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
fun
real fun to listen to

very cool
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richardhowardjones said 4046 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
cheerful
Thank you, you really cheered me up!
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