How to play Djembe, Drums & Rhythm. Level 2

A powerful course to boost your confidence in rhythm! Learn how to develop a playful relationship with music.
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Instructed by Kouame Sereba Music / Instruments
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  • Lectures 36
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 14 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Learn to play hand-drum or Djembe with Joy, Passion, and Confidence.

This course contents over 36 lectures and 2 hours of content. You will learn lots of drumming patterns and phrases. I have designed this course for anyone, regardless of experience, who wish to improve and learn more, new ways of drumming.

If you want to learn to play powerful rhythms in a way that's easy on your hands, this course is for you.

These lessons have been very well received by people all over the world and are recommended to you who will like to be free and joyfully expand your drum vocabulary.

This teaching method, Zikalo Method, works like "magic"

Zikalo Method is about developing a playful relationship with music, drum and rhythm. Soon you will want to improvise and interact, using these new skills.

You can use any hand-drum and take this course. I will be teaching you, using the Vest African drum, the Djembe. West African drumming has become a kind of universal language around the world. Originating in Guinea and neighboring countries of the former Mali empire, the rhythms of the Djembe (jembe) can now be heard everywhere.

If you travel with a Djembe you will find others to jam with, and sharing drum rhythms will lead quickly to new friendships. Taking this course will open ways for you to perform with other drummers, to teach drum lessons, to drum for dance classes, and to sit in with bands of many kinds needing hand drums and percussion.

Please enjoy!

What are the requirements?

  • This is a different way of learning. You watch, watch and watch. And Effortlessly your body, your whole system absorb what you are watching. You will not know it until you grab your instrument. (You do not need to have your drum near your computer all the time when you follow the course) Your hands, your legs, your body, your whole system will be eager to reproduce what you are watching. Trust your system, trust your body, allow it to absorb the lectures.
  • This is Zikalo method. This is how children and many people, have been learning music and rhythm in Africa for generations. In Africa, most people do not have their own drum in their home. But still most people can play. How come? Well, it is because they are exposed to rhythm and music almost every day.
  • That is what you will be doing here in this course. You will be exposed to rhythms. But remember, it makes no big difference whether you watch it live or online. Your subconscious mind does not care whether you watch it live or online, the effect is still the same. You will get it.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be inspired to play Drum and Rhythm with Joy, Passion and Confidence!
  • This is Zikalo Method. The magic of playfulness! Zikalo Method is about developing a playful relationship with drum and rhythm, music in general. In my village in Côte D'Ivoire - west Africa where I grew up, the word Zikalo means music where “everybody joins in”. In this course you will learn drumming patterns and phrases. Not only that I will teach you the rhythms with drum, we will also like you to move, sing, 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 share with your friends.

What is the target audience?

  • You can take this course if you have played drum or any other rhythmic instrument before.
  • This course is designed for anybody who like to play or explore music and rhythm.
  • You are a professional musician and want some new ideas or you are not a musician at all but just want to play. Take this course!

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction.
Introduction Lecture
Preview
06:39
Drumming Pa Ta Pa / Bom-Pa
Preview
05:13
1 page

Please, remember, this is just to start with. When you get comfortable with a drumming pattern or phrase, you can play the (Pa) and (Ta) wherever is comfortable for you at the edge of the drum. Feel free. Come back to this whenever you feel you are not comfortable with where to use your right or left hand.

Drumming Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta
04:32
Drumming Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom Bom
05:13
Section 2: Jam-Section 1: Vocal Jamming with lecture 1, 2 and 3
Jam with your voice. Part 1: Pa Ta Pa / Bom-Pa
03:38
01:03

Download the mp3-file of your exercise and listen to it wherever you go! This is the Zikalo Method, this will help your body and mind master the rhythm and then be free and just enjoy when you play it. Good to have for your Jam-along exercises.

Jam with your voice. Part 2: Pa Ta Pa / Bom-Pa
05:01
Jam with your voice. Part 3: Tra Pa Ta - Pa Ta - Bom Bom
03:32
01:18

Download the mp3-file of your exercise and listen to it wherever you go! This is the Zikalo Method, this will help your body and mind master the rhythm and then be free and just enjoy when you play it. Good to have for your Jam-along exercises.

Jam with your voice. Part 4: Tra Pa Ta - Pa Ta - Bom Bom
05:08
Playing Pa and Ta
1 question
Section 3: Jamming with drum
Jam with drum 1- Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom-Pa
03:46
Jam with drum 2- Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom Bom
04:47
Section 4: Deepening the sound Bom-Dom or Bom-Bom!
Drumming Bom-Dom / Ta Pa / Bom-Dom
04:34
Drumming Bom-Ta-Bom
03:10
Drumming Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom-Ta-Bom
05:50
1 page

Please, remember, this is just to start with. When you get comfortable with a drumming pattern or phrase, you can play the (Pa) and (Ta) wherever is comfortable for you at the edge of the drum. Feel free. Come back to this whenever you feel you are not comfortable with where to use your right or left hand.

Drumming Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom Bom / Tra Pa Ta
03:34
Drumming Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom / Tra Pa-Ta / Pa-Ta
03:39
Drumming Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom Bom Tra Pa Ta Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom /Tra Pa Ta Pa Ta
01:54
Section 5: Downloadable Audio (mp3) for lecture 14, 15, 16 and 17
Audio: Bom-Ta-Bom
01:07
Audio: Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom-Ta-Bom
01:28
Audio: Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom Bom - Tra Pa-Ta
01:25
Audio: Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom / Tra Pa-Ta / Pa-Ta
01:17
Section 6: Drum Meditation
Introduction to Drum Meditation
05:43
Drum Meditation 1: Bom Bom / Bom-Bom / Pa-Ta
02:39
Drum Meditation 2: Ho ha ha / Ho ha ha / Ho.
04:28
Drum Meditation 3: Ho ha ha / Ho ha ha / Ho
03:36
Drum Meditation 4: Bom Bom Pa / Bom Bom Ta
06:49
Drum Meditation 5: Bom Bom Bom Bom Pa / Bom Bom Ta
03:47
Section 7: Bonus Videos
Drumming "Travelling1"
05:28
Drumming "Travelling2"
05:19
Section 8: Bonus mp3
Jam-Along Audio. Ta Pa Ta / Bom Pa
00:54
Jam-Along Audio: Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom Bom
01:03
Jam-Along Audio:Tra Pa Ta / Pa Ta / Bom Ta Bom
00:51
Jam-Along Audio: Bom-Bom / Bom-Bom Bom - Tra Pa Ta
01:04

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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, 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

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