Handrum and Open-tuned Guitar Accompaniments for Various Chants
Note: These videos were made about twenty years ago, with the best technology we could afford at the time. Much better quality is now available using a mobile phone, which is what Neil used for his new guitar videos here.
However, these videos demonstrate well the open-tuned guitar style that Neil was using at the time, and still uses on occaision. The video of Matin Mize playing the dumbek in various styles is very valuable for anyone working with this music.
This video is not intended to teach someone new to either guitar or drum how to play their instruments. It is assumed that the viewer will have some basic guitar skills in open (GGDGGD) guitar tuning. The video is in open G tuning, since this was what Neil was using at the time and is the most common in Dances of Universal Peace circles. If the strumming patterns appear too complicated to learn, help is generally available through a local guitar class or individual lessons.
In drumming, the Middle Eastern rhythm patterns known as maqsoum and baladi are demonstrated with subtle variations. There is every attempt to demonstrate basic drumming patterns (for the beginner) and some advanced patterns for those who wish to enter a new level.
All learning from folk instrument for most of the world’s history was done by the “watch, listen and learn” method. Musical notation is relatively recent in human history and can easily lead to the illusion that music is “notes on a page.”
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