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Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique


3.2 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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This DVD provides a study of traditional Djembe technique, enabling you to play with confidence and clarity. It includes the following exercises:

- Interactive Ensembles that allow you to hear only the drums you want and silence the rest. For instance, hear all drum parts, Djembe only, or just Dunun. Eight options total!
- Basic Yoga warm-ups chosen especially for Djembe drummers.
- Infinitely looping practice rhythms appropriate for all levels, beginner through advanced.
- Develop bass, tone, and slap in order to speak clearly on the drum.
- Question & Answer exercise designed to get you "out of your head" and into the feel of the music.
- Ghosting exercises in binary & ternary.
- Polyrhythmic & polymetric exercises.
- Complete maintenance & tuning instructions.

About the Actor

Michael Taylor, founder of Holy Goat Percussion, is a percussionist, educator, recording artist, performer and composer specializing in West African Djembe and Dounun drums. He teaches in the Chicago area at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sherwood Conservatory, Steckman Studio of Music, in the Chicago Public Schools, and privately at his studios in Oak Park, IL. In summer 2003 he released his third CD entitled "Silence in the Rhythmic Soup - Rhythmic Environments for Yoga and Meditation."

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  • Actors: Michael Taylor
  • Directors: Jeremy Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Blue 7 Media
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0001GNB86
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,381 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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