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Catalogue No: MLB20123BCD
Shop Product Code: 277392A
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ISBN: 978-09638-8017-8
20123BCD

Status: Usually despatched within 15 - 20 working days

Department: Drums & Percussion - Percussion Tuition

Publisher: Mel Bay

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Slap Happy turns drum rhythms into body rhythms you can step, clap, and slap with a buddy. Right from the start, you'll be learning how to slap traditional rhythms from West Africa and the Caribbean; Kuku from Guinea; Sunguru Bani from mali, Kpegisu from Ghana, Bomba from Puerto Rico, and Conga from Cuba. And you can hear how every pattern sounds on the slap-along CD that comes with the book. You can do Slap Happy in pairs or in groups, indoors or out, at home or at school. The rhythms are written in easy-to-read charts requiring no knowledge of music. If you're a parent, it's a great way to do something fun and educational with your kids that doesn't require any previous musical training. If you're a music teacher, you can use Slap Happy to give your students a hands-on experience of world rhythms without having to buy any instruments. It's physical, it's funky, and it's fun!

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Contents
What is Slap Happy?
The charts and the moves
The rhythms
Lesson 1: Kuku
Lesson 2: Bomba
Lesson 3: Conga
Lesson 4: Sunguru Bani
Lesson 5: Kpegisu
Lesson 6: The One-Bar Clave
Sources for further study
Blank charts