Illesa
(Iyesa, Yesa, Yeza)
Nigeria (in 4/4)


Low
 
S - - O - O O -
S - - O O O O -
Middle
 
O H O S H T S H
T O H S H T S H
Middle
  Variation 1
 
O H O S H T S H
T O H S S S S H
Middle
  Variation 2
 
O H O S H T S H
T O O O O S S -
High
 
S T H T H T O H
S T H T O H O H
2-3 Clave
 
- - C - C - - -
C - - C - - C -
Bell
 
X - X X - X X -
X - X X - X X -
Illesa is a sacred music and dance form found in Cuba and originating with people from the Illesha region of Northern Nigeria.



Symbol Key
B = Bass
O = Open Tone
S = Slap
  H = Heel (palm)
T = Toe (fingers)
M = Muff (muffled tone)
  C = Clave
X = Bell
P = Palitos (stick)
Play underlined notes with your 'strong' hand.




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