Barry introduces the udu and
explains how they're built
Many different playing strokes
Proper hand position is
explained in detail
Matthew teaches Afro-Cuban, South Indian and Middle
Clay pot drums of many
different sizes are demonstrated
Barry and Richard Smith
perform "Siberian Hoedown"
and other pieces
A unique double udu (and
many other styles) are shown
Barry demonstrates an
unusual playing technique
In this video, Barry Hall presents a thorough overview of clay pot (udu)
drums and how to play them. A variety of playing strokes, from basic to
advanced, are explained and demonstrated in detail. An udu builder as
well as player, Barry also briefly explains the process of building ceramic
drums and demonstrates a number of common and unusual udu-family instruments
from his collection.
the basic strokes, percussionist Matthew Schertz shows how to apply Afro-Cuban,
South Indian and Middle Eastern drumming techniques and rhythms to the
udu. To round out the presentation, members of the Burnt
Earth Ensemble perform several musical selections that show how udus
can be musically combined with each other and with other instruments.
See below for detailed contents.
This 95 minute
video is packed with useful and inspiring information and performances.
A valuable resource for those new to clay pot drums, it also presents
a number of unusual techniques and tricks for more seasoned players.
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Reviews (from Amazon.com):
ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DRUM VIDEO!,
January 3, 2003
Reviewer: Andre Thomas Hagen from Madison, Wisconsin
Even if you only have a passing interest in Clay Pot Drums or THINK you
might be interested, this video is worthwhile. If you are already playing
or planning to do so, the video is worth its weight in gold.
I've either watched or own just about every drum video that's come down
the pike, and this is by far the most entertaining and informative. (Even
my wife who has no interest in the Clay Pot Drum whatsoever watched it
twice with interest).
I have another Udu Drum Video which I watched many times, but my Udu Drum
gathered dust until I watched this one. Obviously I highly recommend this
made easy, January 2, 2003
Reviewer: A viewer from Los Angeles, California
I f you have an udu drum and wouldn't a clue as to how to play it -- this
video will turn you around. It systematically goes through the different
means of creating those wonderful sounds. I don't know where else I could
get such great instruction other than hanging out with the musicians themselves.
I highly recommend this video. Even my boyfriend was enthused by it.
contents of the Udu Video:
to the udu
- Udu construction
shell tones and air tones
on udu design
and South Indian techniques
(four musical selections featuring udus played with other instruments)
with other builders and players
your own style and space
Barry Hall udus
and stone fiddle
Richard Smith udus
Beth Hall clay
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