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Coordination and rhythm T

he world of drumming, with all its dynamic diversity, is the multicoloured musical world of Karen and Fish.

Whether it’s with eco-friendly instruments made from everyday objects, cymbals, Chinese drums, African bongos or South American xylophones, percussionists create an exciting, informal atmosphere for their audiences.

Which percussion instrument do you like best? Karen We’ll play everything from bin lids to paint cans but what I love best is the marimba. Fish Give me an African drum any time! Its tone plus the rhythm just boost my spirits.

Where do you like to perform? Fish The location doesn’t matter. Wherever I play, I want to reach the highest possible standard and play well with a team. Karen I would love to play at home for friends but I think it would be too noisy!

Struck, shaken, or scraped The most common percussion instruments are piano, timpani, xylophone, cymbals, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, maracas, gongs, chimes, and celesta. It's not easy to be a percussionist because it takes a lot of practice to hit an instrument with the right amount of strength, in the right place and at the right time.

What’s the hardest thing about playing drums? Karen Keeping to the beat. Counting is my weak point. Fish Controlling my hands.

What’s the best thing about percussion-playing for you? Karen It takes me out of myself. It’s like travelling to wherever the music comes from. Fish I find “life” in this music and can feel its “pulse.” HKFYG Hong Kong Youth Percussion showcases young players in many genres at performances around Hong Kong and runs an annual competition for schools. More details csu.hkfyg.org.hk/ 香港敲擊 / Facebook facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/ 香 港敲擊 -Hong-Kong-Youth-Percussion-120714595277693/ Enquiries Michelle Ho or Maria Wong 2395 5753 HKFYG Hong Kong Youth Band supports rock bands like VIRT (photo on opposite page) and organizes the annual Hong Kong Asia Pacific Youth Band Sound Competition which VIRT won last year. The Federation’s Shine On Stage Band Marathon took place this month at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza with local and overseas performers. More details Hong Kong Youth Band csu.hkfyg.org.hk/ 香港樂隊 / Enquiries Michelle Ho or Charles Chan 2395 5753

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