Elliott Orr – percussion – Tihah

Module 2 covers:

Tihah – Music of the morning.
A rhythm from Nigeria, the first rhythm I learned with Nigerian drummer Sam Oshodi.
Background image of gum tree by Noni Carroll Photography
This module covers the basic version of the low hand drum part plus the introduction. The best approach is, once the student’s have got the hand drum part, to play the Introduction and then go in and out of the rhythm by repeating the introduction as a Bridge.
I like to consolidate the vocalising of the rhythms by actually singing “cuppa tea cuppa chai cappuccino and you’ll fly” before entering the groove every time.
The ‘one’ in Tihah is on “fly”. We sing Tihah on the ‘one’.