Secret Bass Rhythms

Community drum circle in deepest Hertfordshire

Traditional Malinke rhythms

We play Traditional West African rhythms as taught by Justine Hart, as well as other rhythms I've learned from many African teachers including some of Mamady Keita's new rhythms.

Other African drum rhythms

There are of course now countless rhythms on Youtube. Another excellent resource is Jim's Notes. See also some more rhythms and background info at other drumming websites.

Some of our own djembe rhythms

Note that these rhythms should all be viewed with a fixed-width font, not a proportionally-spaced one, so that the different parts all line up horizontally underneath each other. Any decent browser should display them correctly, but printing may need some adjustments; best to use a word processor or text editor to fit them to the page size.

© copyright Malcolm Smith 2004-12-29 - last updated 2010-11-09