Tansole

Tansole is a Bambara rhythm from Mali. I learned this rhythm (and accompanying dance) in a "Guinea-Malinke" setting: Remember that the Malian drummers useually play with only two drums (on top of each other) and often with no bells !. Other sources are the Bamako-föli CD by Rainer Polak and Stehpan Rigerts book "Djembe rhythmen aus Mali". The patterns I have found there are more a real Malian setting.

Song 1: The hair-pin is missing; everybody heklp to find it!

Tounouna Bandigi Tounouna, Koundigi Bandigi Tounouna
Nibin sara djonini djonina, Koundigi Bandigi Tounouna
Nibin sara 'name' della, Koundigi Bandigi Tounouna
Nibin sara 'name' della, Koundigi Bandigi Tounouna
Nibin sara 'name' della, enz

Song 2: It is a song from the mountains (or a rhythm of the mountain). It is used when a leading group of young women transfer their positions to a younger group. The song that can accompany this rhythm sings about "a big tree; the tree of our ancestors; we respect this tree!" You can download an 1 Mb, Mp3-recording here (right mouse button: save target as) of the lessons of this song during the 'Fankani' workshop in France by "Makan" and "Bakari". The bold text is sung by the group, the cursive text is sung by the solist:

jeelieba jee ee jeelibajee ee, ee jeelibie do ma die ja
doukouma koroba dee jeelibajee, jee do mi do ja die ja


no go mi ma re djagolo ba meniri djigidie, sigidie ee, ee sigidie kobala
djougo digi djogoro ba miniri kibidi, sigidie ee, ee sigidie kobala
ma mara djogolo ba miniri kibidi, sigidie ee, ee sigidie kobala
djougo digi djogoro ba miniri kibidi, sigidie ee, ee sigidie kobala

Sources:
Lessons: Drissa Koné
(Dance-)lessons: Makan
Written material: Rainer Polak, Stephan Rigert

WAP-pages/ Paul Nas / Last changed at 29-08-2006



Call
T . T T . T . T T . T . T . . .
f . r l . l . l r . r . r . . .

Combination
S O . O O . . . . O . O O . . . .
D . . . . . . O . . . . . O . O .
x . x x . x x . x . x x x . x

High drum
O . O O . . C . O . O O . . C .
x . x x . x x . x . x x . x x .

Low Drum
. . . . . . O . . . . . O . O .
x . x . x . x . x . x . x . x .

Djembé 1
B . T T . . S . B . T T . . S .
r . r l . . r . r . r l . . r .

Djembé 2
S . . S S . T T S . . S S . T T
r . . l r . r l r . . l r . r l

Djembé 2 (with micro timing: second and fifth slap and second and fouth tone are played delayed)
S . . S S . T T S . . S S . T T
l . . r l . r r l . . r l . r r

Intro with all douns; first line three times:

T . T T . T T . T . S . . . . .
f . r l . r l . r . r . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . O . O .

O . . . O . O . O . . . O . O .

O O . O . O . O O . O . O . O .

seperate patterns for high and low drum:
H . . . . . . . . O . . . O . . .
L O . . . . . O . . . O . . . . .

all douns
T . T T . T T . T . S . . . . .
f . r l . r l . r . r . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . O . O .

When played fast: High drum
O . . . . . O . O . . . . . O .

Low drum
. . . . . . . . . . . . O . O .

and add once every fourth time:
O . O . O . O O . . . . O . O .

High drum echauffement 1
. . . . O O . O O O . C . . .
x . x . x x . x . x x . x . x .

Low drum echauffement
. . . . . . O . . . O . . . O .
x . x x . x x . x . x . x . x .

Low Drum echauffement 2 (Stephan Rigert)
. . O O . . . O O . . . O . O .

ending this echauffement:
. . O O . O . O O . . . O . O .

Djembe solo; phrase 1
S S t t S S . B S . T . S . . B
r l r l r l . l r . r . r . . l

phrase 2
S . . . . B S S S . . B T T S S
f . . . . l r l r . . l r l r l

repeat
S . T T . B S S S . . B T T S S
f . r l . l r l r . . l r l r l

phrase 3
B S S . S B . . B S . S . B . . .
l r l . l r . . l r . r . r . . .

phrase 4
T T S S . B S . T T S T B B S .
r l r l . l r . r l r l r l r .

phrase 5
S S S . S B . . B S . S . T T T T
l r l . l r . . l r . r . r l r l

S S . S T T T T S . S . B . . .
r l . l r l r l r . r . r . . .

Low Drum variations for the short pattern, inspired by the CD Bamako Foli by Rainer Polak: variations on the second line of the low drum-pattern:
Low Drum variation 1
C . . O O . O . C . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 2
. . . O O . . O O . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 3
. . . O O O . O O . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 4
. . . O . O . O O . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 5
. O . O O . . O O . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 6
. . O . O . . O O . . . O . O .

Low Drum variation 7
. . . . . . . O . . . . O O . O

Break for djembé bij Stephan Rigert: phrase 1 (3x)
T S . . T S . . . B . B . B . . T
l f . . l f . . . r . r . r . . l

phrase 2 (3x)
T . S S . S S . T . S S B . B .
r . r l . l r . r . r l r . r .

phrase 3
B . S S B . B . B B . B . B . B
r . r l r . r . r l . l . l . l

phrase 4
B . B . B . B . S . . . . . T .
r . r . r . r . f . . . . . r .

S . T . S . . . . . . . . . . .
f . r . f . . . . . . . . . . .

Djembe solophrases from Stephan Rigert; phrase 1
T . T T . B S . T . T T . S S .
r . r l . l r . r . r l . r l .

T . T T . B S . T . T T . B S S
r . r l . l r . r . r l . l r l

T T S S . . S S . . S S . . S .
r l r l . . r l . . r l . . r .

. S . S . S . S S . S . . . . .
. l . l . l . l r . r . . . . .

phrase 2
S S . B S S . B S . T . S . . B
r l . l r l . l r . r . r . . l

2x
S . . B S T T S S . T T . . S S
r . . l r l r l r . r l . . r l

phrase 3
S S . S B . . B S . S . T T T T
r l . l r . . l r . r . r l r l

S S . . T T T T S . S . B . . B
r l . . r l r l r . r . r . . l

T . . S B . S B T . T . T T . T
r . . l r . r l r . r . r l . l

T . . S B . S B T . T S T T S T
r . . l r . r l r . r l r l r l


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Thanks for taking notice of this interpretation of this rhythm but please consult some real authority's (like Famoudou Konaté and Mamady Keïta) or genuine TEACHERS for further study. Check also the other SITES WITH RHYTHM-NOTATIONS on West African Percussion on the Internet. And share your knowledge and ideas to these WAP-pages and to others.