ABOUT MO’RHYTHM DJEMBE/DUNUN PLAY ALONG
Mo’Rhythm Beginning African Drumming Play Along App is the brain-child of world-renowned percussionist Monette Marino. Designed to provide you with a platform to practice individual drum parts on your real drums while listening to the other instruments of the djembe orchestra, all with the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.
Here’s how it works:
First, select the rhythm you want to practice. Then select the instruments you would like to play accompany you while you practice. Select the tempo and then press Play. You will hear the djembe signal at the start of each rhythm and then you can begin playing your drum along to the instruments you have selected.
This App contains audio only, however there are 50 videos available (10 rhythms times 5 drums each) as In-App purchases if you would like to see the movement and position of the hands on the drums.
“Play Along” increases your listening & playing skills and will help you to play in sync with other instruments of the djembe orchestra, enhancing your understanding of how all the parts fit together.
African rhythms for Beginning Content included are: Balakulandjan, Denedon, Djole, Fe, Kuku, Moribayassa, Soliwulen, Konden, Soli (Fast), and Toro.
Once you have downloaded the app, you may add intermediate and advanced levels of rhythms as in-app purchases.
The Intermediate level includes: Dallah, Djaa, Djansa, Kakilambe, Kassa, Mendiani, Sofa, Sorsonet, Sunun, and Tiriba.
The Advanced level of rhythms include: Abondan, Dunungbe, Konkoba 1, Konkoba 2, Konowulen 2, Lekule, N'Goron, Soboninkum, Zaouli A, and Zaouli B.
For more information on Mo’Rhythm programs visit www.mo-rhythm.com.
ABOUT THE APP
When you buy this app, all the audio and play along rhythms for the first level of instruction are available. This includes 10 beginning rhythms.
The video instructions from Monette are optional and available as additional in-app purchases. To access the videos, press on the button that looks like a tv with a picture of the drum. You don't *have* to buy the videos.
The Play button for the audio is on the bottom row of buttons.
Correction to Kassa rhythm (which was playing Djansa rhythm by mistake)
Ratings and Reviews
I like the app but what I don’t like is the fact that you don’t get all the rhythms all at once. You only get ten rhythms and then you have to pay additional fees for each set of ten. I don’t recall seeing this information before purchasing, otherwise I might have declined.
Piti Piti Pa costs a dollar less and automatically includes SIXTY-TWO rhythms! No additional purchases...
However, I do like that Mo Rhythm includes the written notation...
Only three stars; mixed feelings but mostly disappointed in the overcharging for additional rhythms without informing the consumer beforehand...sorry
Solo phrases and other great features!
If you're serious about practicing djembe and dununs, I *highly* recommend the Mo’Rhythm app. I've had it for a while and just downloaded the new Advanced Rhythms, only to discover that they have added solo phrases, woo-hoo!! Other great features for the 30 rhythms are notations, option to repeat the signal, independent volume control for each part, metronome, and history. I have studied West African drumming for 2 years, and this app is a great compliment to live classes.
Unique and Amazing
This app designed by the brilliant Monette Marino is amazing. Feature rich and very useful for personal or group learning. Worth 3x the price. Highly recommended!
- Susan Marvin
- 63.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- English, French, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright (c) 2019 Monette Marino, All rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Intermediate Level $2.99
- Advanced Level $2.99
- Balakulandjan $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.