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Beginning Djembe

Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves

By Joe Galeota

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Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves. Berklee DVD. Instruction. DVD. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449639).

Item Number: HL.50449639

ISBN 9780876391334. 5.25x7.5 inches. Michael Markus & Joe Galeota.

Learn to play djembe! This hands-on workshop will help you produce a good sound, develop a healthy playing technique, and learn the essential concepts and rhythms of West African djembe drumming. Extensive play-along tracks help you practice every technique in the context of a traditional African djembe ensemble. You will learn: correct, effective djembe playing technique and posture; the three fundamental sounds on the djembe – bass, slap, and tone; exercises and play-along tracks to help you develop good tone and facility, and to memorize essential rhythms and their variations; traditional djembe rhythms and how they fit into a traditional African djembe ensemble; techniques for soloing; history and traditional, cultural context of the djembe; how to tune, maintain, and care for your djembe. The disc includes a printable PDF file with drum notation and exercises. 1 hr., 36 min.

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