To assist beginning hand drummers with a basic foundation in djembe technique and primary accompaniment rhythms, I have produced a few short free video lessons, now available on YouTube. While basic foundation parts can seem simple, experience as a teacher and student has shown me that beginners often struggle with the timing or handing. So these lessons break down the parts for easier mastery, step by step.
Basic Djembe Technique and Vocabulary
Basic 4/4 Djembe Accompaniment: Kuku
Basic 4/4 Djembe Accompaniment: Passport
Basic 6/8 Djembe Accompaniments
How to Tighten and Tune a Djembe
How to Wear a Djembe Strap
Combined Lesson Video:
Djembe Primer: Beginner Lessons
I'll look forward to your comments and suggestions for future lessons!