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Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby windhorse » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:33 pm

I've got Greenberg's book, but it doesn't include Meta.
Thanks if you can help.

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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby vasikgreif » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:35 pm

http://www.latinpulsemusic.com/albums/show/18

You don't need the audio, just get the transcription for $9.99
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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby windhorse » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:13 pm

Just what I needed! Much thanks!

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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby JohnnyConga » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:37 pm

There is also the Bill Summers Bata book and John Amira's Bata book that may have the notation for Meta...
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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby vasikgreif » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:40 pm

windhorse wrote:Just what I needed! Much thanks!

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Happy to help. As Johny mentioned, there are more notations out there, the Olubata one is really clean / easy to understand. Of course, the real thing comes from listening to various recordings, but, for general overview how Meta works, the Olubata transcription is great...
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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby windhorse » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:50 pm

The other "books" are not near as available as a quick download, and print-off like I did with the link above. Nice way to go,, (too bad though I had to wait until I got to my PC at work - They don't have a Mac compatible reader for the notation) and it has several different versions of famous people's ways of playing different calls and responses. Like in this transcription of Meta, Colin gives notes on optional variations that the Itotele has depending on the teacher. So, it's not centric to just one cabildo, and it's easy to read notation.
And yeah, this is just for study. I use Spiro's website for a heads-up on how to play this stuff, then I get lessons from a local teacher who's awesome, then I study the transcriptions between lessons. Seems to work pretty well.
Great link Vasikgreif!
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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby Marcus » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:41 pm

John Amira's "The Music of Santeraia" is full of rhythm notation.

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Re: Looking for bata notation for Meta

Postby vxla » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:38 pm

You may wanna check out the Caravajal/Skoog book, as well:

http://contemporarymusicproject.com/bata.html

There's a good amount of history as a preface, and the breakdown of each of the toques in the Oru Seco is quite valuable.

disclosure: I'm a student of both of the authors.
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