Michael Learns African Drumming

Wednesday morning it was music class at the Thelma Art Center in Fond du Lac with an African drumming lesson.

Michael Schlesinger learned the proper technique for hitting an African Drum. There are three different kinds of sounds including tone, bass and mute slap when using an African drum.

In Africa, drumming is not just music, but becomes a way to communicate.

The African drum is made from a a hollowed out tree and the top is covered with deer or antelope skin.

Michael also used a shaker which represents a hi-hat on a standard drum kit.

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