My latest instructional series on how to play the djembe and west african drumming styles is now available for easy downloads at X8drums.com. This easy to follow tutorial series features easy to follow instructions, over the shoulder shots and special slow motion sequences to make your learning experience easier and fun! Please check it out at X8drums.com where you can see and hear a free sample.
Video Lesson Download. Learn your first (or a new) Djembe Rhythm! In this first digital djembe video lesson, I will teach you how to play a rhythm called Calypso from Trinidad. It is not a traditional djembe rhythm but it will give you the skills to start understanding how to play and to feel the beat or “the pulse”.
- Learn how to keep the pulse of the djembe rhythm with your left hand using a light foot tap as a guide
- Lesson Length 11:22
- Right hand leads the tone
- Understand how to enter the rhythm
- Learn how to add a tail to the rhythm
- Multiple camera angles assist with learning the hand patterns
Learn step by step how to play the various parts of this beat. By learning it one part at a time, you can master each section before proceeding to the next.