How to Play Djembe Drum & Rhythm. Level 1
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|Section 1: Introducing the three sounds: Bom, Pa, & Ta.|
The vocal (Bom) is a bass sound played in the middle of the drum.
The vocal (Pa) is always light sound played with the right hand at the right edge of the drum.
The best way to learn rhythms is to listen, sing and imitate. Always sing the rhythms first, play them afterwards.
Conversely, for those who are left-hand.
The most important thing is that you play with and vary the rhythms after being comfortable with what you hear here.
1 Bom Bom Bom / Pa .pdf
Drumming Bom Bom Bom / Pa
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Pa
Introducing Bom Bom Bom / Pa TaPreview
Bom Bom Bom / Pa Ta pdf
Drumming Bom Bom Bom Pa TaPreview
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Pa Ta
Introducing Bom Ta Bom
3 Bom Ta Bom pdf
Drumming Bom Ta Bom
Audio. Bom Ta Bom
Bonus 1: How you can use 1, 2 and 3 in one playing on the drum.
Bonus 2: How you can use 1, 2 and 3 in one standing.
|Section 2: Rhythms from section 1 in new settings.|
Introducing Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom pdf
Drumming Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
Audio. Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
Drumming Bom Ta Bom x3 / Bom Bom
Audio. Bom Ta Bom x3 / Bom Bom
|Section 3: Two songs: Bom bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta, and Bom bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa-Ta-Pa|
Introducing Bom bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta
Drumming Bom Bom Ta /Bom Bom Pa Ta
Introducing Bom Bom Ta- Bom Bom - Pa Ta Pa
Drumming Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta Pa
Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta and Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa-Ta-Pa
|Section 4: 2 songs: Bom Pa Ta / Bom Pa Ta / Bom Bom, and Bom Bom Bom / Ta - Pa -Ta|
Bom Pa Ta / Bom Pa Ta / Bom Bom
Audio. Bom Pa Ta / Bom Pa Ta / Bom Bom
Introducing Bom Bom Bom / Ta - Pa -Ta
Drumming Bom Bom Bom / Ta - Pa -Ta
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Ta-Pa-Ta
|Section 5: Closing with variations of Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom.|
Drumming Ta-Pa-Ta Bom / Ta Pa Ta Bom
Audio. Ta-Pa-Ta Bom / Ta Pa Ta Bom
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
Audio. Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom
Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom / Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
Audio. Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom / Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
Bonus Video 3. A performance in Norway "Kouame Meets the Kids".
The Composer, Musician, Teacher and Storyteller Kouame Sereba was awarded the price Folk Musician of the Year 2009 during the Folk Music Awards at Folkelarm. Oslo- Norway
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kouame Sereba was born in Abidjan, Cote d´Ivoire. He was sent by his parents to their native village Tiegba at the age of 10. Living there he learned about traditional life, music and dance. By the age of 20, he travelled across the African continent where he visited and lived in countries like Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Cameron, Central African Republic, Sudan and Egypt and Israel. In 1983 Kouame moved to Norway, where he is based today. Here, he plays an important role in the music scene. In addition to his solo projects he collaborates with musicians of many different styles; jazz, folk, contemporary, as well as traditional and modern African music.
From his base in Norway, Kouame has is now traveling all over the world with his life philosophy, “The Power of Playfulness" embedded in his performances, workshops and public talks. In addition to playing guitar, percussion and djembe, Kouame is a master of the Dodo, (a mouth harp known for its overtone-rich, almost electronic sound).
Kouame Sereba sings is song “ATOLAGO" (Drowning Man Trail) in the Hollywood film The Interpreter. A thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener.
Every year, Kouame Sereba meets more than 2000 kids in average a month with his performance "Kouame Meetings Kids".
"It is not an exaggeration to say that I'm excited and looking forward every time I'm going out to meet the Kids. This is something I have been doing for more than 25 years now". Says the artist Kouame Sereba