Shadowing The Lion: 500 Drum & Bell patterns from African & Afro-Caribbean Drum Cultures.  For Djembes, Congas and Ashikos. 220 pages. (Also available: The New Conga Joy and Drum Talk)

 Shadowing the Lion:  Over 500 Drum & Bell Patterns

from Traditional African & Afro-Caribbean Cultures.

 

For All Drums, including:  Djembes, Congas and Ashikos.

Full size (8 & 1/2"  by 11"). Perfect bound.  228 pages. 

by Bill Matthews.  2013

 

Cost:  $25

shipping:  $5 (within U.S.)

to order, email Bill:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call:  206.604.1972

 

NOW AVAILABLE:

The Audio CD's (mp3 format) for Shadowing the Lion!!

 

CD#1  The Dialogues (78 Rhythm Dialogues) 

CD#2 The Ensemble Rhythms Part 1 (Rhythms A - M)

CD#3 The Ensemble Rhythms Part 2 (Rhythms M - Z)

CD#4  The Solos (40 8-bar solos carefully crafted)

CD#5 The Extras (Primary Rhythms, Rhythms for Two Drums, Drum Breaks and Bell & Clave Patterns)

 

Each CD is $10

or all 5 CD's for $50

 

COMING SOON:  The Shadowing the Lion DVD  video library    (SPRING 2015)

 

After many years in the making, Bill's magnum opus has arrived!  Shadowing the Lion a 228 page exploration of African & Afro-Caribbean ensemble rhythms, containing all the material from his previous 3 books (The New Conga Joy, Drum Talk & Drum Stories) plus a substantial amount of new material, including:


40 new Ensemble rhythms (76 total)

45 new Rhythm Dialogues (78 total)

40 new Hand-Crafted 8-bar solos

an expanded, Rhythms for 2 Drums (one player), section

a greatly expanded Bell & Clave section

a new "Break Phrases" section

 

Shadowing the Lion, like no other resource, gives the beginning, intermediate and advanced drummers an intimate, accessible look into African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Presented in Bill's ground breaking, easy-to read notation, Shadowing the Lion is a great tool for students and teachers of all levels.

 

 

To order Shadowing the Lion:

bill@congajoy.

206.604.1972

 

 


 

 

The New Conga Joy:  

For over 20 years, The New Conga Joy has been a fast selling resource at drum shops and a grass roots favorite for the players of hand drums.  Dubbed "The Hand Drummers Bible", the New Conga Joy Explores West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms providing the beginning and intermediate drummer with some of the most exciting dance rhythms on the planet!  

Inside the book:

21 Primary Rhythms containing the rhythmic underpinnings of most African dance music

Rhythms for Two Drums (one player)

26 Traditional rhythms in Full Ensemble

Typical Bell and Clave patterns

Drum Tuning diagrams

Blank Notation pages

 

BOOKS  $20

CD's   $15

DVD's  $30

 

*discounts available for teachers and schools.

to order, email Bill at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call:  206.604.1972

 

 


Drum Talk:  33 Hand Drum Dialogues for Two Players:  

Beginning and intermediate hand drummers are exposed to the melodic interplay between a high drum and low drum part chosen from some of the sweetest ensemble rhythms of Africa and Her Diaspora.

 

BOOKS  $20

CD's   $15

DVD's  $30

 

*discounts available for teachers and schools.

to order, email Bill at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call:  206.604.1972

 


 Drum Stories:  50 Solos and Phrases: 

An indispensable resource for hand drum players interested in the phrasing capabilities of the hand drum.

 

BOOKS  $20

CD's   $15

(no DVD for Drum Stories)

 

*discounts available for teachers and schools.

to order, email Bill at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call:  206.604.1972


100 Rhythms for Hand Drummers:

 

The Perfect video for all drummers interested in African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.  Simple presentation of rhythms with over-the-shoulder camera angles with accompanying box notation.

 

DVD   $30

 

*discounts available for teachers and schools.

to order, email Bill at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call:  206.604.1972

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