African Drumming


While taking Music 148, a class in African Dance-Drumming with CK Ladzekpo, I designed a drumming notation called "tick notation". It's intended to be easier for drummers to read and to show the relationships between rhythms more clearly than traditional music notation.

The notation is explained in more detail in posts on my journal here and here.

These are some of the rhythms and songs we're learning, written in tick notation.

For comparison, here's the same pattern in traditional music notation and in tick notation:

tick notation

traditional notation