Who Can Use ChoomBoonk?
beginning rhythm student old enough to read printed words with some
facility can use the book to great advantage as the enjoyable and
motivating exercises efficiently guide in the attainment of control.
Bright 7-year olds can even learn to play some of the easier cross-rhythm
2. The intermediate student looking for an effective and enjoyable way to attain confidence and flexibility with hands and feet.
3. The advanced student and professional musician who is not satisfied with mediocre achievement and wishes to develop a high degree of coordination, speed, and independence. Or he/she might be interested in the study of 2-, 3- or 4-part cross-rhythms and pieces based on multi-cross-rhythms. (ChoomBoonk I includes the easiest cross-rhythm exercises for 2- and 3-limbs. Choomboonk II includes more extensive treatment of cross-rhythms for 2- and 3-limbs, and one example of 4-limb cross-rhythms. The third volume, ChoomBoonk III, includes a very extensive treatment of many difficult cross-rhythms, including 4-limb cross-rhythm. The aim of the cross-rhythm exercises is to develop a feel for playing not only simple beats in cross-rhythm, but actual rhythms at different speeds as the same time.) The professional may also be interested in expanding his/her concept of beat patterns or rhythm patterns to include more than the usual one or two bars and to develop a feeling of freedom while keeping track of a standard 16-beat period of time. Of course, purchasing the book does not achieve these things; only working with the book can. Once the book is obtained, a regular study period should be immediately planned and faithfully observed.
Brief History of ChoomBoonk
How Does ChoomBoonk Work?
Why This New System?
Does It Replace Other Instruction Books or Standard Notation?
Is ChoomBoonk Indian?
What Is ChoomBoonk?
What books are available?