How To Play West African Drums : Playing Different Pitched African Drums

How To Play West African Drums : Playing Different Pitched African Drums


MAN: So, in the djembe ensemble, you use different
pitched drums. The lead drummer has the high drum, then the accompaniment drummer has a
little bit lower pitched drum. And he plays accompaniment patterns which just repeat,
no improvising. Sounds something like this. That’s just one example. It could sound like
this.
It could sound like this. And that’s how the music is put together by different drummers,
each holding their part, playing at the same time. This is djembe.

One thought to “How To Play West African Drums : Playing Different Pitched African Drums”

  1. Nice comments for new comers to this music. Finally, everyone else is just talking some nonsense without knowing the basics.

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