Berklee Press Beginning Djembe - Markus - Book/Video Online

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Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves

Author: Michael Markus
Format: Softcover Video Online
Instrumentation: Djembe

Learn to play djembe! This hands-on workshop will help you produce a good sound, play with healthy technique, and learn the essential concepts, sounds, and rhythms of West African djembe drumming. Extensive play-along online videos will help you practice every technique in the context of a traditional African djembe ensemble.
  • correct, effective djembe playing technique and posture
  • three fundamental sounds of the djembe -- bass, slap and tone
  • exercises and play-along videos to help you develop good tone, facility, and memorize essential rhythms and their variations
  • traditional djembe rhythms from different regions -- Sofa, Dundungbe, Soli, Guinea, Fare, Kuku, Mane, and Sinte
  • notated djembe ensemble parts, including for djembes and dunduns
  • techniques for soloing
  • historical, regional, and traditional cultural context of the djembe
  • how to tune, maintain and care for your djembe ... and more!
Video clips are accessed online using the unique code in each book.
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