Books in German:
The Rhythm Oracle
An alternative drum and rhythm school
This work offers all rhythm-hungry people a new and unique method to learn drumming, to train their own sense of rhythm and to implement it in the group. With the help of playing cards, you can create your own, always new rhythms. It's about actively and playfully working with rhythms and experimenting.
Book incl. CD
148 pages and complete game accessories
50 compositions for Djembe and Dundun
The Riddimbaker Collection contains 50 pieces for percussion ensemble. Inspired by djembe music from West Africa and other percussion music styles from all over the world, Daniel Giordani has composed a series of exciting rhythms. They are arranged for an ensemble of djemben, dunduns and small percussions. The book is suitable for all djembe players who are looking for new rhythms of varying difficulty for their drum group and want to work on interesting polyrhythmic pieces.
Paperback + Online Audio Samples
for beginners and slightly advanced players, with online videos
With their soft and delicate sound, handpans are certainly among the most interesting newly developed musical instruments. This book by Daniel Giordani offers a good introduction to all those interested. Numerous exercises make it possible to develop the various playing techniques step by step. Due to the simple and easy-to-understand notation, you can play different rhythms very quickly and combine them with beautiful melody sequences. Various exercises for coordination and independence of the hands as well as numerous Afro, rock and hip-hop grooves make learning very exciting. Even for slightly advanced players, the book offers plenty of challenges with exercises on chords, cross rhythms and double strikes. Seven beautiful practice pieces already offer a small repertoire for first performances. In addition to the grades, the linked online videos provide a very good additional learning aid. All exercises can be implemented with a wide variety of handpan scales.
A short video introduction to the book can be found at: https://youtu.be/znyB0jm95yw
Book with ring binding + online videos
Bum Bum Tak - Drumming with children
Be inspired by this book and experience the power of rhythm together with your children's groups.
The book is aimed at teachers with much or little of their own drumming experience who want to teach children in schools and leisure facilities and teach them how to play the drum. A rich offer of African rhythms, songs and games for the whole class provides a lot of musical variety, fun and educational diversity.
The children learn simple playing techniques on djemben and other hand drums and work out different rhythm arrangements with the help of drum syllables and speech verses. Many songs, rhythm, sound and movement exercises facilitate the playful introduction to rhythmic music-making, and a simple notation allows a quick understanding of the rhythms. In addition, there are some stage plays associated with small stories, which serve as inspiration for the first drum performances.
On the enclosed CD you can listen to recordings of all songs as well as various drumming exercises, rhythms and solos.
Book incl. CD
Riddimbaker Collection 2
50 new compositions for Djembe and Dundun
The Riddimbaker Collection 2 contains 50 new pieces for percussion ensemble. Inspired by djembe music from West Africa and other percussion music styles from all over the world, Daniel Giordani has composed a series of exciting rhythms here. They are arranged for an ensemble of djemben, dunduns and small percussions. The book is suitable for all djembe players who are looking for new rhythms of varying difficulty for their drum group and want to work on interesting polyrhythmic pieces.
Paperback + Online Audio Samples
Handpan book 2
The Handpan Book 2 by Daniel Giordani contains, based on the basic playing techniques, a lot of new material for playing and learning. With the numerous exercises, slightly advanced handpan players can develop their playing technique, get more flexibility on the instrument and improve their musical expression.
All exercises are presented with simple and easy-to-understand notation and can be implemented with a wide variety of handpan scales. The book offers many new exciting grooves as well as exercises on paradiddles, triplets, rolls, swirls and flams. New sound possibilities, such as isolated harmonics or percussive sounds with the fist and knuckles, are explored. Timing and coordination are strengthened and trained through numerous 4-beat and 3-beat rhythm exercises. Eight beautiful and varied practice pieces offer the opportunity to practice and musically implement the new techniques learned. More than 30 linked online videos provide a very good additional learning aid alongside the explanations and exercises.
A short video introduction to the book can be found at:
Books in English:
The Handpanbook (English Edition)
What's more, seven engaging practice pieces will provide a little repertoire for the first performances.Together with the musical notation, the linked online videos are also a very good additional aid to learning. All the exercises can be played with the wide variety of handpan scales.
You can find a short video introduction to the book following the link: https://vimeo.com/696103590