How to Play Djembe Drum & Rhythm. Level 1

Play Djembe, Drum & Rhythm and Teach Children. Develop a playful relationship with , drum, rhythm or any instrument.
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

  • Ever wanted to have a playful relationship with drum, rhythm?
  • In this course you will learn how to teach and inspire children with drum and rhythm. With each lecture you will learn easy drumming patterns, phrases and rhythmic games.
  • Soon you will want to improvise and interact, using these new skills.
  • Rhythm is not a mystery, it is not given to a chosen few. Rhythm is born into each and every one of us.
  • With this training course I'll show you how easy it really is.
  • Use them both for yourself and for your children. If you are a teacher, involve your students. Share it with your friends.
  • ATTENTION ! You do not even need a drum. You can play these rhythms wherever you want, a table, an empty bucket, or even your own chest.

What are the requirements?

  • You do not need to know anything about drumming before taking this course. In fact you do not even need a drum. You can play these rhythms wherever you want, a table, an empty bucket, or even your own body.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play with more joy, passion, and confidence and inspire the children around you.
  • This is Zikalo Method. The magic of playfulness! Zikalo Method is about developing a playful relationship with music! In west Africa, where I grew up, the word means music where “everybody joins in”. In this course you will learn easy drumming patterns, phrases and rhythmic games. Not only that I will teach you the rhythms with drum, we will also move, sing, step and clap the rhythms so that your whole body absorb them.
  • Soon, after you start this course you will want to improvise and interact, using these new skills. Rhythm is not a mystery, it is not given to a chosen few. Rhythm is born into each and every one of us. There is a magic and music in you waiting to come out. With this training course I’ll show you how easy it really is. Use them both for yourself and for your children. If you are a teacher, involve your students. Share it with your friends.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for anybody who like to play or explore music and rhythm.
  • You just want to have fun and then share with friends
  • You are a teacher working with kids and want new ideas how to have play with the kids.
  • You are a mother or father and just want to use these rhythms and have fun with the kids at home. This is the right course for you.
  • You are a storyteller and will like to use drumming with some of your stories
  • You are a professional musician and want some new ideas or you are not a musician at all, you just want to play. Take this course!

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introducing the three sounds: Bom, Pa, & Ta.
03:22

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
1 page
Drumming Bom Bom Bom / Pa
04:04
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Pa
01:30
Introducing Bom Bom Bom / Pa Ta
Preview
04:34
Bom Bom Bom / Pa Ta pdf
1 page
Drumming Bom Bom Bom Pa Ta
Preview
03:09
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Pa Ta
01:22
Introducing Bom Ta Bom
04:55
3 Bom Ta Bom pdf
1 page
Drumming Bom Ta Bom
02:01
Audio. Bom Ta Bom
01:13
Bonus 1: How you can use 1, 2 and 3 in one playing on the drum.
05:21
Bonus 2: How you can use 1, 2 and 3 in one standing.
06:55
Section 2: Rhythms from section 1 in new settings.
Introducing Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
05:05
Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom pdf
1 page
Drumming Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
02:54
Audio. Bom Ta Bom / Bom Bom
01:13
Drumming Bom Ta Bom x3 / Bom Bom
07:22
Audio. Bom Ta Bom x3 / Bom Bom
01:29
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
03:44
Drumming Bom Bom Ta /Bom Bom Pa Ta
07:21
Introducing Bom Bom Ta- Bom Bom - Pa Ta Pa
04:12
Drumming Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta Pa
03:45
Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa Ta and Bom Bom Ta / Bom Bom Pa-Ta-Pa
1 page
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
04:09
Audio. Bom Pa Ta / Bom Pa Ta / Bom Bom
01:39
Introducing Bom Bom Bom / Ta - Pa -Ta
02:06
Drumming Bom Bom Bom / Ta - Pa -Ta
05:32
Audio. Bom Bom Bom / Ta-Pa-Ta
01:21
Section 5: Closing with variations of Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom.
Drumming Ta-Pa-Ta Bom / Ta Pa Ta Bom
04:35
Audio. Ta-Pa-Ta Bom / Ta Pa Ta Bom
01:28
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
05:11
Audio. Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
00:58
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom
04:22
Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom
01:09
Drumming Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom / Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
03:02
Audio. Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom Bom / Pa Ta Pa Ta / Bom
01:23
Bonus Video 3. A performance in Norway "Kouame Meets the Kids".
15:15

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Instructor Biography

Kouame Sereba, Writer/Composer/Musician

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, 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.

Kouame Sereba meets on average 2000 kids a month every year with his performance "Kouame Meetings Kids"


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