Djembe Drum Fun-damentals
In this playshop expect to learn the building blocks of traditional djembe music.
One of the best ways to learn is from advanced students who have much more experience studying and playing. Michael and Tim reveal helpful ways to hear and understand the rhythms more easily. These methods will help you find the ‘keys’ often buried in the rhythms.
In the “Fundamentals Playshop” we focus on playing technique. On how to get the best tones out of your drum and how to get your drum to ‘talk’. Also, to develop your own sound or ‘voice’, a stimulating, ever-evolving process.
- Proper technique ( tone, bass, slap )
- Timing, tempo, and tablature ( intro to rudiments )
- Swing, micro-timing, poly-rhythm, cross-rhythms, binary/ternary flux.
19-25th 12-Hour Traditional West African Djembe
Group Djembe Lessons
Mon – Wed – Fri 1pm-3pm
Tues – Thur 4pm-6pm
Private Djembe Lessons
If you are unable to attend our classes but would still like to study with us, we can customize a personal Drumming Intensive course just for you.
Our 1-3 day drumming intensives provide considerable and invaluable instruction and historical and cultural insight. These intensive courses are also available in one-on-one private lesson formats. Whether you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced drummer, this is a timely opportunity to immerse yourself in drumming. Learn More »