Guitar • Bass • Folk Instruments

Beginning Djembe

Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves

Beginning Djembe

Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves

Series: Berklee DVD Publisher: Berklee Press Format: DVD Authors: Michael Markus, Joe Galeota

Learn to play djembe! This hands-on workshop will help you produce a good sound, develop a healthy playing technique, and learn the essential concepts and rhythms of West African djembe drumming. Extensive play-along tracks help you practice every technique in the context of a traditional African djembe ensemble. You will learn: correct, effective djembe playing technique and posture; the three fundamental sounds on the djembe – bass, slap, and tone; exercises and play-along tracks to help you develop good tone and facility, and to memorize essential rhythms and their variations; traditional djembe rhythms and how they fit into a traditional African djembe ensemble; techniques for soloing; history and traditional, cultural context of the djembe; how to tune, maintain, and care for your djembe. The disc includes a printable PDF file with drum notation and exercises. 1 hr., 36 min.

  • Djembe

$14.99 (US) Inventory #HL 50449639 ISBN: 9780876391334 UPC: 884088607890 Publisher Code: 0876390661 Width: 5.25" Length: 7.5" Run time: 1:36:00

Endorsements

  • “Excellent for the beginner to learn how to play the djembe. Joe and Michael are clear and easy to follow. The playing is correct and clean. A wonderful DVD!”

    –M'bemba Bangoura, Master Drummer (Guinea, West Africa)

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