Core Dun Dun Parts

The following are some core dun dun parts which crop up in lots of rhythms:
[where D=Dununba, G=Sangban, K=Kenkeni, x=bell, .=rest]

If you only ever learn a handful of kenkeni parts, make it these...

First, the classic... ;-)

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.
K...K...K...K...   ("Beans, Beans, ...")

1 & 2 &
      $
x...x...
..KK..KK   ("Woodpecker, Woodpecker") in Djole, Makru, etc.

1 & 2 &
x.xx.xx.   ("Have some apricots")
..KK..k.

1&a2&a
     $
x.xx.x   ("The eggs (are boiled)")
K....K   ("The eggs")


1&a2&a
x.....   (easy bell part)
..K.KK   ("One kenkeni, two kenkeni, ...)

x..x..   (fairly easy bell part)
..K.KK

x.x.x.   (differently counted bell part)
..K.KK

x.x.xx   (busy bell part)
..K.KK

    $
.xx.xx   (offbeat bell part)
..K.KK

That final Kenkeni part is found in all Dununba rhythms, so is worth mastering. Start learning the easier bell parts first, then progress to the last one with offbeat bell = NIRVANA when you can play it and still keep the downbeats in your head :-)

And if you only ever learn a handful of sangban parts, make it these...

1 & 2 &
x.x.x.x.
g...G...   = Djole

1&a2&a3&a4&a
x.x.x.x.x.x.
G.G...G.G...

And if you only ever learn a handful of dununba parts, make it these...

1 & 2 &
      $
x.xx.xx.   ("Have some apricots")
D.....D.   ("And one, and two, ...")

Finally, even if you can't play this difficult offbeat dununba echauffement with no downbeat, everyone should at least try it to appreciate those who can play it :-)

1&a2&a3&a4&a
          $
.xx.xx.xx.xx
.DD.DD.DD.DD