Play Sound for Any Drum Rhythm
If the rhythm notation used here is unfamiliar to you,
then you'll probably want to get started with some basic
rhythms and pre-recorded drum beats. The Rhythm
of the Week lessons now feature drum samples in midi,
mp3 and streaming RealAudio formats, for download
or live play online.
Many of these rhythms are taken from the 80-page collection
of rhythms for hand drum and percussion, Roots
Jam. For any rhythms in the book which don't appear
online--or for any drumming beats that you'd like to hear
with the help of digital audio--try out the following free
drum samplers...your own online rhythm machine, in .wav
or midi formats.
Compose and Hear Sound for Any Rhythm
1. Arrange this window alongside the window displaying
a rhythm notation. (Click
here for Basic drum rhythm samples and exercises)
2. Enter notation in the box below. Use "-"
for rests (unplayed beats).
Tip: If you copy and paste rhythms
from these Rhythm of the Week
or the Roots Jam (digital version)
pages, there will be extra blank spaces between beats.
Don't worry about it. These aren't a problem because the
program ignores them. Thus pasting "D - G - "
will have the same effect as typing "D-G-".
Also try the dotcom-studio
drum generator below!
Above resources found on Panta
Rei's Bellydance Page
JAM: Collected Rhythms for Hand Drum & Percussion