Resources and MangoDrum info

Some resources have been put together to help you learn the material in our repertoire, and there are also separate training resources to help you develop your skills on individual instruments. There are videos that are organised into individual Playlists for each piece. Each Playlist has links to additional resources that you can download; a PDF of Grid Style Notation and a MangoDrum grid to which you can practice along. If you don’t already have the MangoDrum program, follow the instructions below to install.

Click on the headings below to take you to the relevant resources page.

Key to Notation
Here’s a document which explains the meaning of the notation symbols that are used for each of the instrument we play in GCS.

Repertoire Resources
Here you’ll find resources for all instruments in each of our pieces.

Training Resources
Here you’ll find resources for training on individual instruments.

MangoDrum Video Tutorials
Here you’ll find video tutorials on how to use the features of MangoDrum

MangoDrum is a software program for composing percussion rhythms and for personal practice. MangoDrum is very simple to use – you really don’t need to have prior experience with music software, and it is designed to meet the needs of community percussion and samba group members.

It displays grid style notation that’s easy to read and understand, and it’s features include tempo adjustment, muting out instruments and changing the volume of individual instruments.

Click on the banner to download the software. Click ‘save’ and save the file to your desktop or prefered location on your computer. Once the download has completed, double-click on the file and select ‘run’ to install the software.

For a PDF Guide to help navigate the features of the software – click here

More detailed information about MangoDrum is available on the One Voice Music website – click here

Please note, that MangoDrum is designed for Windows. If you’re a MAC user then you’ll need to install a plugin such as ‘Winebottler’, ‘Parallels’ or ‘Fusion’, plus Windows OS in order to run the application.