KORA LESSONS – MALI SADJO Song – Traditional West African Djely KUMBENGO – TUTORIAL HOW TO PLAY KORA


In THIS KORA LESSON:

– All the required steps to learn the traditional african song & kumbengo MALI SADJO at the kora.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE!

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau… Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally. It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left.

The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”.

Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”). Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle.

The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society. A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”. The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time.

Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration. With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music.

The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world. In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training. Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

KORA LESSONS – ALLAH LAKE SONG – Traditional West African Harp RHYTHM KUMBENGO – NEW GUIDE TUTORIAL

ALLAH LAKE KUMBENGO KORA LESSONS

– All the required steps to learn the song ALLAH LA KE and is basic rhythmic kumbengo. WARNIG: To follow this kora lesson is advised to already know how to play the KELEFABA SONG at the kora as shown in my previous kora lessons.

– HD video quality.

– First person-view of the kora.

– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play on the kora. – Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

– English language. – Step by step kora learning method.

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The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau… Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally.

It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left. The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”. Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”).

Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples.

Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle. The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society. A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”.

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time.

Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music.

The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training. Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons.

KORA LESSONS – DEBE Song & Kumbengo RHYTHMIC & MELODIC VARIATIONS – West African Djely Harp – PART 2

– HD video quality.

– First person-view of the kora.

– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play on the kora.

– Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

– English language.

– Step by step kora learning method.

– Part 2.

In THIS KORA LESSON:

– All the required steps to learn the BASIC KUMBENGO of the KORA SONG named DEBE.

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau… Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally.

It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left. The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”. Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”). Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle. The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society. A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”.

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time. Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training. Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).



KORA LESSONS – DEBE SONG & Kumbengo – NEW kora SONG – Traditional West African Griot Music – PART 1

– HD video quality.

– First person-view of the kora.

– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play on the kora.

– Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

– English language.

– Step by step kora learning method.

– Part 1.

In THIS KORA LESSON:

– All the required steps to learn the BASIC KUMBENGO of the KORA SONG named DEBE.

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau… Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally.

It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left. The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”. Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”). Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle. The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society. A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”.

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time. Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training. Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).

SINGING BOWLS COURSE LESSON N.13 – ROTATE a BOWL ON SUPPORTS – MAGIC ROTARY CIRCULAR SOUND MEDITATION BELLS

Happy Christmas with this magic circular sound of singing bowls!

In this singing bowls tutorial n.13 we continue our journey into the world of music therapy and positive vibrations, seeing how to play tibetan bells rotating on supports (wood, steel support for singing bells) and creating a magic rotary and circular sound that rounds the ambient…

In this little series of video tutorials on tibetan singing bowls lessons, I just want to share my knowledge gained on these beautiful instruments also called singing bells or harmonic bowls.

Made with seven metals, each one connected to a planet (gold for the Sun, silver for the Moon, iron for Mars, mercury for Mercury, tin for Jupiter, copper for Venus and lead for Saturn), the tibetan singing bells can be used for meditation, in yoga, in the religious practices of Buddhism and for the healing therapies of body, mind and soul.

Born to reproduce the mystical Om mantra, tibetan bells are musical instruments to all effects and it is therefore possible to play the singing bowls together with other musical instruments.

Everyone can play and learn to play tibetan singing bowls: the harmonic bells are very easy to learn and can be used to create a sound bath of healing vibrations capable of restoring the balance of the seven chakras. Meditation with tibetan bells is a practice of music therapy with oriental origin and taoist character: it trains to balance the energies through the harmonization of the yin and the yang.

Free video lessons on tibetan singing bowls are available to everyone: from beginners to more experienced musicians. For amateurs and holistic operators, for classical musicians and music therapists.

Discover in how many ways, methods and techniques a tibetan singing bell can be played, revealing all its musical healing power and all its magical and transcendental sound, tuned to special frequencies for healing people. In this video course of singing bowls, we will see how to recognize singing bells and learn how to play the bowls, techniques and various methods.

Curiosities and little secrets of tibetan bells … everything I learned and I’m learning about sound bowls in this little guide. From how to hold the mallet, to how to amplify tibetan singing bowls. From how to play the harmonic bells with water, with stones, or with rice inside; to how to move or shake singing bowls on hands or pillows. From how to play and tuning a tibetan singing bowl, to how to play, tune and harmonize more singing bells together.

SINGING BOWLS LESSONS N.12- How NATURAL AMPLIFY Singing Bells With INSTRUMENTS, GUITAR, VIOLIN, OUD

In this singing bells tutorial n.12 we continue our journey into the world of music therapy and positive vibrations, seeing how to play tibetan bells natural amplifying them with other musical instruments such as guitar, violin, oud and let sound them together…

In this little series of video tutorials on tibetan singing bowls lessons, I just want to share my knowledge gained on these beautiful instruments also called singing bells or harmonic bowls.

Made with seven metals, each one connected to a planet (gold for the Sun, silver for the Moon, iron for Mars, mercury for Mercury, tin for Jupiter, copper for Venus and lead for Saturn), the tibetan singing bells can be used for meditation, in yoga, in the religious practices of Buddhism and for the healing therapies of body, mind and soul.

Born to reproduce the mystical Om mantra, tibetan bells are musical instruments to all effects and it is therefore possible to play the singing bowls together with other musical instruments.

Everyone can play and learn to play tibetan singing bowls: the harmonic bells are very easy to learn and can be used to create a sound bath of healing vibrations capable of restoring the balance of the seven chakras. Meditation with tibetan bells is a practice of music therapy with oriental origin and taoist character: it trains to balance the energies through the harmonization of the yin and the yang.

Free video lessons on tibetan singing bowls are available to everyone: from beginners to more experienced musicians. For amateurs and holistic operators, for classical musicians and music therapists.

Discover in how many ways, methods and techniques a tibetan singing bell can be played, revealing all its musical healing power and all its magical and transcendental sound, tuned to special frequencies for healing people.

In this video course of singing bowls, we will see how to recognize singing bells and learn how to play the bowls, techniques and various methods. Curiosities and little secrets of tibetan bells … everything I learned and I’m learning about sound bowls in this little guide.

From how to hold the mallet, to how to amplify tibetan singing bowls. From how to play the harmonic bells with water, with stones, or with rice inside; to how to move or shake singing bowls on hands or pillows. From how to play and tuning a tibetan singing bowl, to how to play, tune and harmonize more singing bells together.

Fine singing bowls guitar amplification to you!

SINGING BOWLS LESSONS N.11- HOW TO AMPLIFY SINGING BOWLS WOOD Plane SOUND BOARD INCREASING VIBRATION

In this singing bells tutorial n.11 we continue our journey into the world of music therapy and positive vibrations, seeing how to naturally amplify the sound and the vibrations of the singing bowls with wood, wood planes or boxes and wood sound boarding…

In this little series of video tutorials on tibetan singing bowls lessons, I just want to share my knowledge gained on these beautiful instruments also called singing bells or harmonic bowls.

Made with seven metals, each one connected to a planet (gold for the Sun, silver for the Moon, iron for Mars, mercury for Mercury, tin for Jupiter, copper for Venus and lead for Saturn), the tibetan singing bells can be used for meditation, in yoga, in the religious practices of Buddhism and for the healing therapies of body, mind and soul.

Born to reproduce the mystical Om mantra, tibetan bells are musical instruments to all effects and it is therefore possible to play the singing bowls together with other musical instruments.

Everyone can play and learn to play tibetan singing bowls: the harmonic bells are very easy to learn and can be used to create a sound bath of healing vibrations capable of restoring the balance of the seven chakras. Meditation with tibetan bells is a practice of music therapy with oriental origin and taoist character: it trains to balance the energies through the harmonization of the yin and the yang.

Free video lessons on tibetan singing bowls are available to everyone: from beginners to more experienced musicians. For amateurs and holistic operators, for classical musicians and music therapists.

Discover in how many ways, methods and techniques a tibetan singing bell can be played, revealing all its musical healing power and all its magical and transcendental sound, tuned to special frequencies for healing people. In this video course of singing bowls, we will see how to recognize singing bells and learn how to play the bowls, techniques and various methods. Curiosities and little secrets of tibetan bells…

Everything I learned and I’m learning about sound bowls in this little guide.

From how to hold the mallet, to how to amplify tibetan singing bowls. From how to play the harmonic bells with water, with stones, or with rice inside; to how to move or shake singing bowls on hands or pillows.

From how to play and tuning a tibetan singing bowl, to how to play, tune and harmonize more singing bells together.

Good natural sound amplification to you!

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011- MALI SADJO Traditional african sog TWO KORA & VOICE

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this last part of the kora concert N.8 we play the well know traditional african song MALI SADJO with two kora and voice…

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

Thanks for watching!

MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 7- BANI LEE- GRIOT plays KORA BEHIND HIS BACK!

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 7 we play and sing BANI LEE song with two kora, singing and dancing with the people and Madya plays the kora behind his back!

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

Thanks for watching!

MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 6- KELEFABA SALYA traditional african griot song

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert master Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 6 Madya Diebate plays and sing KELEFA BA or SALYA song with the kora.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

Thanks for watching!