Featuring 66 different djembe hand patterns that I find very useful for a wide variety of situations. I have included mostly traditional, some modern or “ballet” and even a few practical drum circle and or fun jam patterns. These are not intended to be the final or definitive word on the rhythm arrangements they come out of, they are simply the patterns I have learned from many various teachers over many years and even generations. Yours may indeed be different. Click on this link: https://youtu.be/EVvASuGNUOA
These are simply the ways I have found to play them that may also be useful for you as well. If you have learned it or played it differently, thats great, too! My experience is that there are many different ways to play any one rhythm arrangement and or pattern or different patterns.
My hope and intention is to help us all diversify and widen our own breadth of knowledge, rhythm and increase creativity. Please also keep in mind in terms of names, most rhythm arrangements are based on the dunun parts which create the melody and bass line and not the djembe. These *(dunun patterns) are not included in this video.
Each rhythm pattern usually has a passport part (which i have shown) and often a djembe part that is unique to that specific rhythm. Please check it out and enjoy. As always, it’s much better and you can nth the bass with headphones on 🙂
Since there is only 10 minutes, each segment has to be very , very short . If you would like a longer lesson(s) you can find them on my website as well. www.michaelpluznick.com
Thanks to Michael Markus of wula drum. for all of the help!
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