for Beginning Djembe Drummers
This will help you get started.
First, learn how to play the 13 Djembe Sounds, without hurting yourself, or you won't continue.
13 Djembe Sounds (4 videos)
-- Learn the basic 3 first djembe sounds, the basic for every other sound you make on the djembe. If you want to learn how to play djembe, you MUST learn how to make the three basic sounds well. OK I also threw in a demo of 10 other sounds too!
5 Djembe Warmups (12 videos)
-- The way to get better is to warmup, drum and drill! These are the main warmup exercises I still use to warmup my hands and drum every day. There are other drills, but this is a great start, and you are never too good to use these.
Learn Kuku Rhythm (12 videos)
-- Complete lessons on how to play the most popular and common rhythm played in the US: Kuku. Learn all three main parts. Three videos to learn the three main parts, and one more to learn the standard 4/4 "break" or intro and outro.
Djembe Tips and Tricks (1 video)
-- Just a few tips about how to buy a drum, basic care and maintenance, how to carry it, and about bags and drum caps.
Benefits of Drumming (1 article)
-- Scientific research has started to surface to show what we already know... that drumming is therapy. Duh.