In this free video I would like to show you how to make what I call a Guinea style slap on your Djembe.
I say Guinea style as there are several different ways to make a slap. One famous teacher named Dr. Djobi from the Ivory Coast of West Africa has 8 different slaps. I use 3 different slaps. However, lets start with one and learn how to do this first.
The slap is the most involved technique on your djembe drum. It will take time to perfect it. I have been playing djembe since 1980 and I am still working on my slap sound and technique every day. It is something that will take understanding of body mechanics as well as understanding some basic movement philosophy. I show and explain it all here: