- Rhythms Across Ghana
by Stephan Skov and Samuel
Papa Kwamina Takyl
2 CDs included!
Price: $ 28
(+ tax and
Pris: 200 Kr
out for the moment,
a second edition is on its way
book for those who want to play and learn
a variety of rhythms and songs from Ghana, played on traditional
Ghanaian drums like the Kpanlogo, Kaga, Kidi, Sogo and Atsimevu.
is 61 pages, including Western notation and illustrations.
There are also two CDs enclosed with the book, filled with
live audio examples of all the rhythms and songs.
| Table of
Slow and Fast Apatampa
Sohu part 1-3
Slow and Fast Atsiagbekor
CD 1 tracklist
CD 2 tracklist
part of the book contains a short presentation of Ghana, the
languages, Ghanaian drums and basic stroke techniques.
second part of the book, called Rhythms, presents the
history of each rhythm along with the instrumental setup and
the notation - with references to the corresponding tracks
on the enclosed CDs.
Each rhythm consists of a bell part and 2-4 supporting drum
parts. In the audio examples on the CDs you can hear the whole
ensemble as well as the master drums played alone on separate
level of difficulty varies from beginner to advanced.
third part of the book is called Songs. This is where
you find the lyrics and English translations of all the 28
songs on the CDs. Most of the songs are related to the rhythms
presented in the book.
The book can be ordered from Stephan Skov by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(It can be bundled with an order from this site, to reduce payment/shipping
Stephan Skov is from Denmark, but he is presently living in Sweden.
(Rutger Fuchsgatan 8, SE-116 67 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel +46-(0)8-642 11 66.)
He will soon have a website of his own, with a lot more information
on his book.