Gentle Djembe for Beginners
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This DVD is broken down into chapters that each focus on one pattern. The patterns start very, very basic, and progress into more fun and faster rhythms. You learn the pattern and then play along with the group at his hippie djembe retreat and you can almost smell the patchouli. :)
The instructor is likeable, and he demonstrates proper hand positioning, drum positioning, and technique in a very positive way.
P.S. my 18 month old daughter loves to dance around to the drums while I practice which is something I never would have known without this DVD.
The tough thing for a teacher to do when confronted with a wide range of abilities is keep all engaged and the material pertinent. He has done a good job. I am a "advanced" beginner and was overall pleased with the purchase but think it would have been better served if this was priced lower in that it has 1/4 to 1/3 devoted to promotion of his products.
On balance I have hesitated to buy more of his videos given the cost. Good instruction, limited content.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good Teaching! The quality of the video is good. Mr. Alan Dworsky does spend some extra time promoting his other videos that could be used for another rhythm. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ej Domingue Jr
Sorry, but this DVD is not 60 minutes of instruction. Much of the video is taken up by interviews with his middle-aged students. And I am middle aged! Read morePublished 12 months ago by melange
This is one-third of an excellent dvd for beginning djembe players. The combination of instruction with a top-down camera angle showing the instructor's hands followed by an... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ronald S
I have several of Alan's videos. This is one of his best. Easy going and you get up to speed quickly. Easy to follow and builds your foundation. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by D C McKay