explore the unique world of RAV and tongue drums
develop a repertoire of music and playing techniques
learn straight from Nadishana, who popularised the RAV drum in the handpan world
learn lots of grooves and compositions especially tailored for the RAV
Tongue drums are amazing! They are the perfect addition for any handpan player who wants to add another color to their sound palette and in this course we explore the unique features of these beautiful instruments with you!
Starting from the basics, Nadishana and David K take you on a journey to discover RAV Vast and tongue drums.
David Kuckhermann is a Grammy nominated and world renowned handpan player and percussionist based in Berlin, Germany. His musical teaching methods are based on more than 20+ years of playing and professional teaching experience.
He has taught more than 10,000 students from all around the world as the founder of online instrument education schools: Handpan Dojo and World Percussion Academy.
His Youtube channel has more than 10 million views and features a wide selection of performances and educational videos:.
He has performed his solo repertoire in famous concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall in London England, the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley in California and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
He currently tours the world as freelancer, soloist and band-member of Dead Can Dance as well as teaching masterclasses for handpan players and percussionists.
Nadishana (Siberia - Berlin) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and designer of experimental musical instruments.
He's an innovator in the field of contemporary ethnic music and one of the musicians who are shaping and developing the culture of melodic finger percussion (handpan, rav).
The use of odd meters, polyphony, 'split hand' technique, progressive harmonies, complex articulation - are characteristic features of Nadishana's original style.
He elaborated the unique playing technique on each of his instruments and his own approach to advanced digital audio editing called "sound microsurgery".
In 1990 along with studying in Sankt-Petersburg V. Nadishana began his self-education in playing guitar. Then he became seriously interested in ethnic music and mastered himself other instruments: sitar, mandola, chanzy, bouzouki, jew's harp, kou xiang, khomus, morsing, ethnic percussion (tongue drums, hang, udu, frame drums, berimbao etc); winds (bansuri, quena, overtone flutes, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda, hu-lu-si, bawu, tsaaj nplaim), fretless bass. Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, darbudu, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa, rod-spring gamelan, banbang etc.
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