Taladiddle: Konnakol Meets Rudimental Drumming, Book & CD with Online Audio (Paperback)
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The rhythmical language of South India is combined with snare drum rudiments--a book for drummers, percussionists and rhythm enthusiasts. Konnakol is one of the most effective ways of learning and mastering rhythm, and rudiments form an essential vocabulary of Western drumming. Both traditions can be counted among the most ancient and highly developed rhythm concepts across the world and are additionally useful methodical tools. The beauty of both konnakol and rudiments is their simplicity and clarity. Both concepts help us to memorize an extensive rhythmic vocabulary, visualize patterns and compositions and plan ahead mentally during performance. They enable us to cross borders, illuminating new paths towards rhythmic creativity and improvisation in any musical genre. This thorough and clear introduction to South Indian rhythms containing 26 selected pieces ranging from easy to complex demonstrates how the two rhythmic cultures blend with one another, enrich each other reciprocally, and provide access to new musical worlds. Taladiddle by Claus Hessler and Claudio Spieler is thereby creating a bridge between these previously unconnected worlds which display so many common factors and parallels.