Djembe for beginners - From the basics to a full rhythm
What you'll learn
- The basics of how to play the djembe, through to a full polyrhythmic African rhythm
- The African rhythm "Fankani"
- History and cultural context of Djembe and the rhythm we are learning
- Some basic solo ideas
- It will help if you have a djembe drum to use for the course. if you don't we can help you with that too!
This course is an accessible intro to the wonderful world of African drumming.
Focusing on the Djembe, we will start at the very beginning with the absolute basics of how to hit the drum to get the best sound, before moving on to learning a full African rhythm with easy steps that you can play along with as if you were in a one on one lesson.
This great format will enable you to go at your own pace, and you will be amazed how quickly you will be up and playing an exciting traditional polyrhythm.
We also provide notation to help you remember and recall, and understand the rhythms, as well as backing tracks for you to practice along too, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level.
Once you are familiar with the rhythms and you want to extend yourself, we also have a solo section where you will learn three solo phrases that you can play along with this rhythm, or over any rhythm you like.
All packed into an easy to follow and extremely accessible video lesson format.
You will be glad you decided to learn with us.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner and intermediate drummers who want to learn how to play the djembe and how to play African rhythms
Nathan Bregmen has been playing drums for over 25 years and studied African drumming for over 10 years. Nathan has developed a reputation for delivering classes in a way that is community oriented, accessible, and fun. Captured by the ability of African drumming to build community and bring people together playing music in a short space of time, the Djembe has quickly become Nathans instrument of choice. His light hearted but attentive teaching style has quickly made him a favourite with many students around the world.