Learn Dobobo Rhythms

by Taura Eruera

 Dobobo is the cornerstone triplet rhythm.

Why is dobobo an essential rhythm?

Dobobo is the:

  • most basic triple meter rhythm.
  • musical way to count 1-2-3.
  • simple way to say 3/4.  
  • simple way to say and read a measure (or bar) of three quarter notes or three crotchets.


Dobobo is the basic rhythm that is at the heart of all the other triplet rhythms that you hear, see and want to play.

That's right. All the other triplet rhythms.

All come back to dobobo.

What is the most basic triplet music rhythm?


What is the most basic triplet drum rhythm?

Dobobo.


What is the most basic triplet  bass rhythm?

Dobobo.


What is the most basic triplet vocal rhythm?

Dobobo.


What is the most basic triplet guitar rhythm?

Dobobo.


What is the most basic triplet melody rhythm?

Dobobo.


And the list goes on.

Trying to learn music without learning dobobo is like trying to walk tightrope on only one leg.

What is dobobo?


Dobobo has two meanings: a specific meaning and a general meaning.

Dobobo specifically is the three quarter note rhythm.

Dobobo generally is the vocabulary of 10 plus rhythms that derive from the specific dobobo rhythm.

As you learn them you will know their two meanings like your birthday.

Here's how you can learn dobobo

  1. Watch this video. Several times. Download it if that makes repeat watching easier.
  2. Download the dobobo rhythms pdf and keep it on your computer screen or print it off for handy reference.
  3. Talk along with the video.

 

Download the Dobobo Flash Video here

 

Dobobo vocabulary

Download the Dobobo Vocabulary pdf here