DJEMBESOLO - Online Course

FINALLY !
Twenty years ago I wrote a (big) book about the djembe. But I was half convinced it was the support I wanted. At least not alone. Then I thought about making DVDs. It seemed to be better, but again I didn’t believe enough in it to pursue. And now here am I in 2019, completely enjoying the technology we can use nowadays. I just launched a new website focused on my teaching today. djembesolo.com...
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Prague November 2016

flexible
Gentle and Creative
People generally think I am not interested in teaching to beginners. In fact I enjoy very much starting from there. Nothing to rebuild, enthusiasm, freshness... The Prague beginner sessions were especially enjoyable, we were able to be creative while learning. Thumbs up!
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Pattern Embellishment

Pattern embellishment - explained
It's not easy to see what is hidden behind advanced embellishments. In this tutorial I will explain the "what" the "why" and the "how" from one isolated sound to a classic solo pattern you certainly have already heard.

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Focus On Patterns!

I was first exposed to djembe music in 1973 when I heard Fode YOULA playing on Claude NOUGARO’s album "Locomotive d’or". A few years later I went to Africa and began to learn. Over years I have seen changes happening about the way this music is taught by Africans. Emergence of beat tapping is one of them.
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Try Yourself With A Bass Djembe

Rhythms, sound, technique…
Sometimes it's just good to play it simple. Time to take some rest with speed, sharp slaps and other killer licks.
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