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Blues rhythms live on in contemporary music
Blues rhythms live on in contemporary music

Duration: 01:15

Guitarist Ronnie Stewart demonstrates how the rhythms of the early blues musicians live on in the music of a wide range of contemporary artists.

 
Composing using rhythm
Composing using rhythm

Duration: 01:26

The process of creating a rhythm composition is explained, from the initial stages to performing and notating the final product.

 
Junk percussion band
Junk percussion band

Duration: 05:10

Members of the band 'Weapons of Sound' demonstrate how they use junk items as percussion instruments to create their music.

 
Learning to play the tabla
Learning to play the tabla

Duration: 0:53

Musician Swapan Chaudhuri explains how mnemonics can be used to learn and internalise tabla phrasing.

 
Playing percussion - Ebony Steel Band
Playing percussion - Ebony Steel Band

Duration: 03:40

Leader of 'Ebony Steel Band' Saloum N'Jie explains the importance of the percussion section within a steel pan band.

 
Rhythm and metre
Rhythm and metre

Duration: 04:58

The composer Big George explains how beat is important in a huge range of music from across the world.

 
Samba music
Samba music

Duration: 02:41

Members of the Park High Samba Band from North London explain and demonstrate samba music.

 
The importance of drumming in society
The importance of drumming in society

Duration: 02:38

Health researchers claim drumming can have a therapeutic effect on people dealing with depression, stress or addiction.

 

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