2012 NEW PUBLICATIONS
1. In March 2012, Dr. Woodson's program Roots of Rhythm and his non-profit were listed in the U.N. Compendium published online at MAGR
A. For the Drums of Humanity listing go to Compendium page 73-75 (or PDF page 99-101). Also see DOH photograph on Compendium page 1 (or PDF page 27).
B. For the Roots of Rhythm listing go to Compendium page 170-171 (or PDF page 196-197).
2. Also in March 2012 Dr. Woodson was listed in Programs for Educators online directory at www.lacountyartsforall.org.
3. On this website see the #1-6 NEW TUBS notation pages for the Drumpet and others. To view and download go to:
- TUBS: Drumpet notes
- TUBS: My Drumpet music
- TUBS: My Drumpetarolinaker Music
- TUBS: 8-beats with 1 part and 4 sections
- TUBS: 6-beats with 4 sections
- TUBS Storyboard
4. Watch for new publications including transcriptions coming for Roots of Rhythms and Dr. Woodson's World Musical Instrument programs and workshops coming later in 2012.
MAKING MUSIC MAGAZINE ARTICLE 2010
See Dr. Woodson's work and instrument making projects in Making Music Magazine.
ROOTS OF RHYTHM
The Roots of Rhythm Complete world drumming curriculum is available to download for free in conjunction with the Percussion Marketing Council's website.
This publication contains the following:
- Roots of Rhythm (ROR) teacher's guide (81 pages) and accompanying CD (97 tracks) – on ten drums from around the world.
- Roots of Rhythm: Extensions (RORE) teacher's guide (91 pages) and accompanying CD (73 tracks) – on five more drums, that represent extensions of the first ten instruments in the Roots of Rhythm.
- Roots of Rhythm Special Edition - the most recent addition that features the Daf in Iraq, based on Dr. Woodson's trip to that country in 2008.
- Funsheets (30 pages) with answers for the fifteen instruments – ten Funsheets with two pages each for Roots of Rhythm and five Funsheets with two pages each for Roots of Rhythm: Extensions. These are standalone pages for use as fun, creative activities for students.
Each chapter in the ROR Teacher's Guide contains information about the drum's country of origin including geography, history, culture, and includes a map and flag of the country. The section on music follows and contains information about other instruments in the country, details about the focus instrument and simple exercises in a graphic notation readable by the general classroom teacher and adaptable to Western notation by the music specialist. These exercises are heard on the CD at a slow, beginner's speed. Preceding the exercises are one or more tracks of authentic, traditional music played on the instrument.
NOTE: The authentic tracks of traditional music for all instruments used on the CDs, can be heard on the web only as thirty second examples and cannot be downloaded as agreed to with the record companies and/or musicians. The Play-Along musical examples, on the other hand, can be downloaded for educational purposes.
The Roots of Rhythm: Extensions also includes a special section describing how the first ten drums of ROR have influenced or relate to the development of other percussion instruments. This section includes graphs, charts, and diagrams of the various extensions.
ROOTS OF RHYTHM TEACHER'S GUIDE AND ACCOMPANYING CD
This volume and CD contains concise chapters on ten drums and melodic percussion from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. The chapters in alphabetical order are as follows:
- The Adufe, a frame drum from Portugal
- The Bongos, a drum set from Cuba
- The Buhai, a friction drum from Romania
- The Djembé, a goblet drum from Guinea
- The Dondo, an hourglass drum from Ghana
- The Kakko, a barrel drum from Japan
- The Lakota Drum, a frame drum from North America
- The Naqqāra, kettledrums from Turkey
- The Ranāt ēk , a xylophone from Thailand
- Sājāt , cymbals from Egypt
ROOTS OF RHYTHM: EXTENTIONS TEACHER'S GUIDE AND ACCOMPANYING CD
This volume and CD contains concise chapters on five drums and melodic percussion from around the world that illustrate extensions of instruments in the first volume, Roots of Rhythm. The chapters in alphabetical order are as follows:
- The Pandeiro, a rattle drum from Brazil
- The Snare Drum, a signal drum from Switzerland
- The Steel Drums, a melodic idiophone from Trinidad and Tobago
- The Tabla, a kettledrum set from India
- The Turntable, an electric friction idiophone from the United States
2009 NEW CHAPTER
Included online at www.RootsofRhythm.net as of March 2009 is the new ROR Special Edition chapter 16 for the ROR curriculum, The Daf in Iraq, written by Dr. Woodson and based on his October 2008 trip to Sulaymānīyah, Iraq. There he worked with music therapist, Christine Stevens, at four youth centers for Kurdistan Save the Children bringing drum circles and drum making activities to teachers, students and administrators to help with conflict mediation and cultural rehabilitation.
1. ROOTS OF RHYTHM
2. K-8 WORLD INSTRUMENTS
3. CONFLICT RESOLUTION
4. AFRICAN DRUMMING
5. DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATION
6. K-8 SOUND SHAPES
7. DRUMMING TECHNIQUES