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A powerful aid to initiate you into the world of percussion.
The Mel Bay World Percussin DVD, Volume 1 - Djembe tells the story behind the djembe drum, how to tune it, the correct playing position, the different sounds, hand technique, and study exercises and rhythms. All rhythms are taught with a metronome click track.
Following this you will be able to see and hear the rhythms played by a live band. Finally, you will be able to play your djembe along in the Minus One section. A free PDF in English and Spanish including scores of all the exercises and rhythms is available on the Mel Bay website. Also included are tips for buying a djembe, how to organize your study time, and links to the best related sites on the web.
African Rhythms covered: Kakilambe, Kuku, Kassá, Soli, Timini, Marakadon
World Rhythms covered: Rock, Hip-hop, Reggae, Rumba
(Playable in five languages: English, Italian French and Spanish-Castellano and Catalá dialect).