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Beginning Djembe

Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves

By Michael Markus

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Essential Tones, Rhythms & Grooves. Berklee Guide. Instruction. Softcover Video Online. 48 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.148210).

Item Number: HL.148210

ISBN 9780876391686. 9x12 inches. Michael Markus with Joe Galeota.

Learn to play djembe! This hands-on workshop will help you produce a good sound, play with healthy technique, and learn the essential concepts, sounds, and rhythms of West African djembe drumming. Extensive play-along online videos will help you practice every technique in the context of a traditional African djembe ensemble. Teaches: correct, effective djembe playing technique and posture; three fundamental sounds of the djembe: bass, slap and tone; exercises and play-along videos to help you develop good tone, facility, and memorize essential rhythms and their variations; traditional djembe rhythms from different regions: Sofa, Dundungbe, Soli, Guinea, Fare, Kuku, Mane, and Sinte; notated djembe ensemble parts, including for djembes and dunduns; techniques for soloing; historical, regional, and traditional cultural conext of the djembe; how to tune, maintain and care for your djembe; and more! Video clips are accessed online using the unique code in each book.

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