Toro

Toro, a Malinke-rhythm from the Siguiri-region in Guinea is traditionally played after the initiation of boys. The children have been together in a camp for three months an learned the rules and regulations to live as an adult. Some time after the circumcision a great fire is made and the Toro is played. In the earlier days not the djembe but another instrument, the Wassamba was used.

Toro fö n'doni, Toro fö itoro fö nyömaye

Toro fö "name", Toro fö itoro fö nyömaye

Play the Toro "name", there is no one better than you in playing the Toro

WAP-pages / Paul Nas / Last changed at 27-09-2003



Kenkeni
. . O O . . C . . . O O . . C .
x . x x. . x x . x . x x . x x .

Sangban
O O . . C . C . C . . . O . O .
x x . x x . x . x . x . x . x .

O O . . C . C . C . . . C . C .
x x . x x . x . x . x . x . x .

Dun Dun
O O . . . . . . . . O O . O O .
x x . x x . x . x . x x . x x .

O O . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
x x . x x . x . x . x . x . x .

Djembe 1 : first time
S . . B S . S . S . . B S . S .
r . . l r . r . r . . l r . r .

Djembe 1
T T . B S . S . S . . B S . S .
r l . l r . r . r . . l r . r .

Djembe 2
S . . S S . T T S . . S S . T T
r . . l r . r l r . . l r . r l

Solo accompagnement
. . S S . . S S . . S S T T S .
. . r l . . r l . . r l r l r .

Solo 1 use these elements: a:

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

b:
T T . T T . T T . T T . B S . S .
l r r l . l r . r l . l r . r .

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

T T . s s . t t s . . s s . t t
r l . l r . r l r . . l r . r l

Solo 2: c
S . T T . S . T T . . B S S S S
f . r l . f . r l . . l 2 r l r

S . T T . . . . s t t s t t s .
l . r l . . . . r l r l r l r .

d:
. T . S T T S . . S . S T T S .
. l . l r l r . . l . l r l r .

e:
S S . S T . T S . S . S S . . S .
r r . r l . l r . r . r l . . r .

f:
S S . S T . T S . T T . S T T S .
r r . r l . l r . r l . l r l r .

g:
T S . T S . T S . T S . T S S . T
l r . r l . l r . r l . l r l . l

h:
T . S S . S . S S . . B T T T T
f . r l . l . l r . . l 2 r l r

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

i:
B S . T T . S . B S . T T . S B B
l r . r l . l . l r . r l . l r l

Solo 3: j;
T T T T S . . . T T T T S . T .
2 r l r l . . . 2 r l r l . r .

S . . . S . . . S . . . S . . .
r . . . r . . . r . . . r . . .

k:
T T S T T S T T S T T S S T S B
r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l

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

l:
S S S T T T S T T S T T S T T S
2 r l 2 r l r l r l r l r l r l

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

B S . S . S . S . . . . T T T T S
l d . d . d . d . . . . 2 r l r l


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