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Something Strange with the Kora – AndC

Hello, I want you to listen to this recording, just to show you how the kora can be played in different ways, for different moods, in different tuning, or create different atmospheres.

In this case, just for fun, we have:

1 – A background of Indian Tampura
2 – An hip-hop style drum kit
3 – Me and my lovely kora, tuned in a special scale

Thanks for watching and listening

KORA LESSONS – Advanced N. 6 – Bani – Fourth Rhythm’s Variation – Part 3

– Your sixth Advanced Kora Lesson.
– Learn the Fourth Rhythm Variation of the song Bani.
– Several steps of training for a better learning.
– HD video quality.
– First person-view of the kora.
– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play.
– All Rhythm played with metronome for training.
– Italian language with English texts (subtitles).
– Part 3.

KORA LESSONS – Advanced N. 5 – Bani – Third Rhythm’s Variation – Part 2

– Your fifth Advanced Kora Lesson.
– Learn the Third Rhythm Variation of the song Bani.
– Several steps of training for a better learning.
– HD video quality.
– First person-view of the kora.
– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play.
– All Rhythm plays with metronome for training.
– Italian language with English texts (subtitles).
– Part 2.

KORA LESSONS – Advanced N. 4 – Bani – Second Rhythm’s Variation – Part 1

– Your fourth Advanced Kora Lesson.
– Learn the Second Rhythm Variation of the song Bani.
– Several steps of training for a better learning.
– HD video quality.
– First person-view of the kora.
– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play.
– All Rhythm plays with metronome for training.
– Italian language with English texts (subtitles).
– Part 1.

Bani n. 3. – 15’ Kora Demonstrative Rhythms

15′ kora demonstration. Bani n. 3 #kora #koralessons #bani #bambolee

Un video pubblicato da Andrea Candeloro (@koralessons) in data:


So we go on with our small kora videos, to show some particoular variation on the various rhythms.
These short videoslinked to our Instagram Kora Lessons Profile – could be a creative inspiration in accompaniment to the kora lessons.
In this first series of video we will see some unusual variations on the african song Bani.

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KORA LESSONS – Basic N. 23 – Bani – First Melodic Variation – Part 3

– It’s time to learn the first melodic variation, or phrasing, of Bani in this free and basic kora lessons.
– HD video quality.
– First person-view of the kora.
– Numerical, visual and musical indication of the strings to play.
– Traditional african teaching method joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.
– Step by step learning method.
– Italian language with English texts (subtitles).
– Part 3.

Matching european harp’s strings on the kora

– KORA MATCHING EUROPEAN HARP’S STRINGS

This scheme shows you how to match the european harp’s string to the kora.
A good comparison is the following: a concert harp usually has seven octaves, the Kora four of extension.

The following diagram can be taken as a point of reference as to equate the right octaves of harp strings on the kora, especially if our kora is tuned in scale of Silaba key of F.

Every octave of the harp is calculated from the most acute E to the lower F.

So, the first octave on the harp will be the most acute.

Practically the opposite of how we used to number the strings of octaves of our Kora.

Let’s see how to set up the harp strings on the kora:
– F, C, D, E of harp’s 4 octave will be our first four bass on the left side of the kora.

– F-G-A-B-C-D-E of the third octave of the harp will be our second octave in the kora.

– F-G-A-B-C-D-E of the second octave of the harp will be the third octave on the kora.

– F-G-A of the first octave of the harp will be the higher notes of the fourth octave of the kora.

– In our kora tuning in Silaba key of F, we need that the two B are flats. As there is not a harp string directly in Bb, simply we will lower of half tone the natural B while tuning of the kora.
Warning: this correspondence is very functional in theory, but in practice it is not guaranteed to work. So use it at your own risk!

You can even see our kora questions video for more detailed informations.

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