Bhangra

Difficulty:

  • tamb: medium
  • aggogo: easy
  • repi: easy
  • snare: easy
  • surdos: easy

About the tune

If the players or the audience needs a rest, Bhangra is a good tune to play.

But be aware of the 6/8 rhythm. On the notation sheet, every step is divided into only 3 hits (instead of 4 in the 4/4). When playing it for the first time, you might have to concentrate in order to not get stuck in the usual 4/4 rhythm. This is particularly important when switching from or into a different tune.

If you play breaks from other tunes which are based on 16hits in a 4/4-pattern (eg. “kalashnikov-break”, or “8up”) try to play 12hits in a 3/4-pattern. in the beginning it’s quite hard (because the 4/4 is stuck in your head) but after a while it’s great – make sure tho whole band plays like this, if some plays it differently it can get very chaotic…

Breaks:

  • Break 1 and 2: are very similar, but luckily, there are memory-phrases to help you memorize and distinguish them. Singing them together in a rehearsal is also a good idea. (btw: papadam is an indian bread)
  • Break 3: is a variation of the aggogo-voice; everyone just plays the aggogorhythm on one tone. The pause at the end of the normal aggogo voice is not taken into account.
  • Bra Break: where the repi calls and everyone else answers. There’s an intermezo, where the surdos play something similair to the tamb-stroke and at the end everyone shouts “ey”. While it seems really hard to learn at first, you’ll see that the break will be stuck in your ear allready after you heared it a few times.

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