18 West African Rhythms For Beginner and Intermediate Players

Tutorials, demonstrations, notation and playalongs for: Balakulandjan, Djole, Senefoli, Moribayassa, Denadon, Dallah, Toro, Soli Rapide, Kanin, Fankani, Soli Lent, Fe 1, Soliwoulen, Kono, Djagbe, Soko, Kuku & Kassa (scroll down for more details). Presented by TTM Certified Teacher, Tara Tucker.

– Detailed rhythm instruction
– Cultural information
– Dunun (bass drum) demos
– Ensemble demos
– Notation

– Technique video
– Box notation explanation
– Playalong MP3s
– BONUS demos of 3rd djembe parts

Learn Djembe Online

Introduction

Djembe Technique For Beginners

Djole Djembe Accomp 1

Soli Lent Djembe Accomp 1

Level One Rhythms

Balakulandjan – Malinke initiation rhythm, Kurussa region, Guinea
Djole – Temine mask rhythm, Guinea & Sierra Leone
Senefoli – Malinke harvest rhythm, NE Guinea
Moribayassa – Malinke women’s dance, NE Guinea
Denadon – Malinke rhythm played before the Mendiani festival, NE Guinea
Dallah – Malinke fishing rhythm, NE Guinea
Kanin – Original rhythm by Mamady Keita
Toro – Malinke initiation rhythm, NE Guinea
Soli Rapide – Malinke initiation rhythm, Guinea

Level Two Rhythms

Kuku – Popular Manian rhythm, Forest Guinea & Ivory Coast
Fankani – Popular Malinke rhythm, Wassolon region, Guinea
Soliwoulen – Malinke rhythm for master fetish-maker, NE Guinea
Soli Lent – Malinke initiation rhythm, Guinea
Fe 1 – Popular Malinke rhythm, NE Guinea
Kono – Original rhythm by Mamady Keita
Djagbe – Popular Malinke rhythm, NE Guinea
Soko – Malinke initiation rhythm, Faranah, Guinea
Kassa – Malinke harvest rhythm, NE Guinea

Djembe – Levels 1 & 2

Dun Dun Patterns To Match The Above 18 Rhythms

Ballet Style

Mohamed Bangoura and Tara Tucker demonstrate ‘ballet style’ dundun patterns for all 18 rhythms featured in Learn Djembe Online. Includes demos, breakdowns, box notation and play along MP3s of individual djembe and full traditional dundun accompaniments at 3 or 4 different speeds.

Traditional Style

In this module Mohamed Bangoura and Tara Tucker demonstrate the traditional dundun accompaniments on sangban, kenkeni and dundunba for all of the rhythms in Learn Djembe Online’s Levels 1 & 2.

Soli Lent Ballet Duns

Fe Traditional Duns

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