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In this course you will learn to juggle rhythms with Chuka Chuks. You can get your Chuka Chuks HERE!
The course starts with simple grooves and moves into very advanced grooves. There is a heap of lessons that will keep you learning for months and months.
I've been an internationally touring professional juggler for more than 20 years and playing rhythms with Chuka Chuks is more exciting than any form of juggling I've tried. Hours fly by when you're jamming with music, it's totally fun and totally addictive.
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There is so much to share. This tutorial series is just the beginning and I hope you enjoy learning.
I will continue to update this course with more videos but this is what I have to start you off with.
If you are having challenges with specific grooves and you think I can help, please message me.
|Section 1: Getting Started and working toward "Fledgling"|
Shake Bobs are a simple groove that give you a feeling of what's possible.
Remember, practicing to music helps you feel the grooves.
If you're looking for music to practice with, there's some great tunes here. You can stream or buy individual tracks.
Grab Shuffle Grabs
|Section 2: Working toward the "Flying the Coup" progression|
Flying the coup
tap back, tap back, tap back grabs
Grab Undercut Backs
|Section 3: More grooves with two Chuka Chuks|
|Section 4: Half time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks|
|Section 5: Double time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks|
Juzzie Smith came up with this swinging groove, a great combo of moves. I hope my bumbling break down is clear enough!
|Section 6: Make your own!|
I forgot to say in this video, that you use hot glue to seal the cut in the tennis balls. enjoy!
I've had the good fortune of a 20 year career, travelling the world, doing what I love. As a comedy juggler, inventor, comedian, robot operator and actor I've performed in over 15 countries in theatres, Circus Big Tops and out door festivals. Currently I continue to tour nationally and internationally.
Back in 1997 I got one hell of a buzz and my first experience of juggling rhythms in Bondi, Australia.
Even back then, with 3 egg shakers and some very basic grooves, Australian musician Michael Lira and I had a total blast juggling rhythms together. To this day, there’s nothing I love more than juggling rhythms with live musicians. It’s the most amazing feeling.
In the last 15 years I've had that buzz playing shows all around the world, in all musical styles, with all kinds of musicians - and all the time developing better shaker balls and plenty of moves and grooves.
The humble percussion eggs took me from Zimbabwe to the States, Singapore to Australia, Hong Kong to Germany with every performance learning new ways to create music while I juggled.
After a 15 year search and hundreds of hours of experimentation with jugglers, musicians and general groovers, we've finally come up with the ultimate juggling percussion balls.
Chuka Chuks are super strong, feature 3 different tones and come in 2 different sizes - which means there are hundreds of thousands of beats, rhythms and grooves just waiting to be discovered.
I’m so stoked to be sharing these guys with the world and can’t wait to hear your own stories of where the Chuka Chuks take you!
Have fun catching the rhythms!
founder of Chuka Chuks