Awakening Sense of Rhythm

Meet an online course on playing ethnic drums for beginners to advanced

At the course you will learn the basic technique on any ethno drum

At the course you will learn the basic technique on any ethno drum

Record your first accompaniment for a music track

Record your first accompaniment for a music track

Learn to improvise and play in a band

Learn to improvise and play in a band

Who this course is for

The course is for people who dream about an unusual hobby, are interested in music, or follow spiritual practices.

For people with zero experience

For people with zero experience

For adults, children over ten years of age with zero experience of playing music, musically trained people who want to learn to play ethnic drums
Start when you like

Start when you like

The course doesn’t have a fixed timeframe. Upon payment, you get access to video lessons and can study at any time
Playing djembe and darbuka

Playing djembe and darbuka

We use djembe and darbuka. Nevertheless, the purpose of this course isn’t to teach you one instrument; it’s to help you develop your skills and inner rhythm. It means that you’ll be able to play any ethnic drum once you’ve finished this course

Course creator:
AK Niuti

• Has 12 years of teaching experience
• Released five classical piano albums
• Attended a preparatory course in the Department of Composition at the Moscow Conservatory
• Graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music in jazz and pop singing
• Finished the Altai throat singing school
English subtitles included
Anastasiia Zhanberova, Moscow
Anastasiia Zhanberova, Moscow
Business partner
Playing drums opens you up, gives you freedom and an opportunity to feel the rhythm outside
Once I watched Whiplash and heard Buddy Rich playing Caravan. I was hooked by the drum solo, I had goosebumps all over my body and tears of admiration in my eyes! I strongly wanted to learn to play like that. And there I was, taking my first lesson from Niuti:)

Reviews

Anastasiia Zhanberova, Moscow
Anastasiia Zhanberova, Moscow
Business partner
Playing drums opens you up, gives you freedom and an opportunity to feel the rhythm outside
Once I watched Whiplash and heard Buddy Rich playing Caravan. I was hooked by the drum solo, I had goosebumps all over my body and tears of admiration in my eyes! I strongly wanted to learn to play like that. And there I was, taking my first lesson from Niuti:)
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Mikhail Khotinskii, Moscow
Mikhail Khotinskii, Moscow
Architect of dome houses
When I’m learning to play drums, I feel my spirit rising beyond the mundanity and see new horizons of the universe open
Music always was the guiding light that took me to the world of my soul. Many spiritual practices use drums. They make it easy to enter an altered state of consciousness that gives a different perception of reality. I wanted to learn to play to make sure I could enter such states. That was how I became Niuti’s student. I’d say the first thing that Niuti notices during the class is your soul...
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Evgenii Salimonov, Moscow
Evgenii Salimonov, Moscow
Banker
Anechka is a professional. Under her thoughtful yet demanding guidance, I quickly got the basics and proceeded into the world of drum rhythms, and I like it more and more
My leaning towards Music became apparent at five when I tried to fix a broken tape player. I had already removed the case and started heating the soldering iron when my father timely interfered.
I don’t remember when and how I first got the idea to try drums (my first instrument was guitar), but I was always mesmerized by the rhythmic vibrations...
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The Rainbow Man, Moscow
The Rainbow Man, Moscow
Light Decorator
Playing drums really takes you to a state of trance
One day at the very end of the Tea Ceremony with Niuti, everyone took a drum, and I too was given a small rhythm device. Before that, I had never taken part in anything that has to do with music. I was a listener. It was very unexpected for me.
Playing drums really takes you to a state of trance. There is something special in the primal sounds, something mysterious and amazing but very relatable and simple...
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Mila, Moscow

She has an amazing capability to deliver so obvious things that are overlooked by newcomers and help loosen up and follow the pulse of life itself
Once I got my hands on an African drum at a forest festival. I always wanted to try the rhythm section but didn’t know where to start. There was something hypnotic in how the tongues of flame were playing with the lights, and I wanted to echo the cracking sounds. It was when I discovered the magic of this instrument and understood why the Africans are carried away into wild trance by the pulsing rhythm. The deep bass and rich palette of sounds awakened me from my sleep, and that was how I touched an instrument for the first time in many years, being convinced of my clumsiness.
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Graphic designer
Mila, Moscow
Mila, Moscow

She has an amazing capability to deliver so obvious things that are overlooked by newcomers and help loosen up and follow the pulse of life itself
Once I got my hands on an African drum at a forest festival. I always wanted to try the rhythm section but didn’t know where to start. There was something hypnotic in how the tongues of flame were playing with the lights, and I wanted to echo the cracking sounds. It was when I discovered the magic of this instrument and understood why the Africans are carried away into wild trance by the pulsing rhythm. The deep bass and rich palette of sounds awakened me from my sleep, and that was how I touched an instrument for the first time in many years, being convinced of my clumsiness.
Reviews
Graphic designer
Mila, Moscow
This is a remote course, which means that you’ll have to buy your own drum. To prepare beforehand, download the list of reliable manufacturers and a guide to choosing a drum.
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Syllabus

This course will give you the foundation for playing any ethnic drum. We’ll start with the basics and go all the way toadvanced techniques.
1
Your progress

Learn what drum will suit you and how to choose it
The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Choosing a drum

• Drum types
• What drums we’ll be playing
• How to choose the right drum for your style of play
• Where to buy drums
• How to choose a drum for traveling

2
Your progress
Learn how to position your body and sound the drum with one hand.
The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Attaining the right posture and sounding the drum

• Positioning your body and hands for playing
• Adopting the correct posture to play without getting tired
• Exercise: finger skills and speed
• Technique: sounding the drum


3
Your progress
Learn to play a basic rhythm on a drum with both hands
The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Developing your inner rhythm and synchronizing the hands

• Learn about the strong beat
• Exercise: developing your inner metronome
• Synchronizing both hands
• What to do if your hands are out of sync

4
Your progress
Learn to play a complex rhythm with both hands and fast rhythms with the fingers of one hand.

The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Moving on to more complex rhythms and developing the speed

• Mixed accents
• Double accents and how to play them
• Exercise: developing finger speed
• How to play fast rhythms
• Positioning your fingers for playing fast rhythms
5
Your progress
Learn to play fast rhythms with both hands. Learn to play with your fingers and palms at the same time. Master some complex techniques and play rhythms with rests
The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Synchronizing hands to play fast rhythms and learning rests

• Fast rhythm technique for the fingers of both hands
• How to synchronize your left and right hand
• How to play mixed techniques with your fingers and palms
• How to synchronize all the fingers and palms
• How to calculate and sustain rests without a metronome

6
Your progress
Learn to play emotional rhythms with fade-in and fade-out effects. Feel the force of your stroke on the drum. Play a syncopated rhythm. Keep up a steady speed

The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Playing dynamically and learning syncopated rhythms

• Dynamic articulation
• How to create a fade-out effect
• How to create a fade-in effect
• Syncopated rhythms and how to play them
7
Your progress
Learn to combine different variants of drum strokes.

The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Learning strokes and articulation

• Variants of drum strokes: with your fingers, fingertips, knuckles, palms, etc.
• Musical articulation

8
Your progress
Get everything you need to start improvising by yourself. Learn more techniques

The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Learning to create rhythmic patterns

• Types of rhythmic patterns
• How to create rhythmic patterns
• Coloratura
• New rhythmic patterns: slow rhythms with long rests, fast rhythms, rhythm fade-out, etc.

9
Your progress
After you’ve completed the tasks, you’ll learn to play on this level.
The video will show your skill progression from lesson to lesson.

Improvising and playing in a band

• What matters when playing in a band
• How to stay at one speed with the band
• How to determine and pick the band’s speed of play
• How to provide accompaniment for music tracks
• Training your ears to hear harmonies


Result

You’ll master basic drum-playing techniques, open up, and learn to improvise and feel the rhythm.

Get equipped with basic techniques to play any ethnic drum

Get equipped with basic techniques to play any ethnic drum

Release the tension in your hands and body

Release the tension in your hands and body

Develop an inner metronome

Develop an inner metronome

A metronome is a device that sets the tempo with clicks
Provide accompaniment for music tracks

Provide accompaniment for music tracks

Learn to improvise and play in a band

Learn to improvise and play in a band

Listen to some pieces that you’ll be able to play when you complete the course

*If you do all your homework.

Course uniqueness

No metronome

No metronome

Course purpose

Course purpose

Only practice

Only practice

With very little boring theory, you’ll study all the techniques from practice

Playing without a metronome or other devices. Only a drum required
The purpose of this course isn’t to learn a specific instrument but to hone basic techniques and develop an inner rhythm. It means that you’ll be able to play any ethnic drum once you’ve finished this course

Your course completion
certificate

Your course completion certificate

Pricing

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• 16 video lessons
• 16 homework assignments

5 900 rub
Feedback included

• 16 video lessons
• 16 homework assignments
• 2 private 45-minute classes
14 900 rub
Private classes take place online. Theycan be taken within six months after payment.


Course outline

Make the payment and get access to the course

1
All the lessons will be emailed to you
2
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3

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Kornilova Anna Evgenievna
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