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A good percussionist is not content to play the same rhythmic formulas repeatedly but knows how to vary them. By playing with the different pitches, you can also give the rhythm a melody. After you have executed and assimilated the following exercises perfectly, invent your own. Change the sound, use muffled and "touched" strikes... And discover the pleasure of sharing with other musiciansclear, airy playing andrhythmscomposed of distinct and precise notes. j I r 2 3 - 34- rl~l~ I I . -L£- C >f'OJ!

Check that the wood is not pock-marked with little holes. If you see a fine wooddust in the drum, an anti-termite treatment is imperative. If necessary, even out the upper edge of the djembe. To do this use a wood rasp; then sand it down to get a perfect finish. It is important to eliminate all irregularities on the perimeter: they can cause cuts in the skin when you shave it. Also, a rounded edge will hurt your hands less. ) The djembe has three iron hoops (generally r made of cement rods), 6 or 8 mm in diameter (depending on the djembe's diameter).

If necessary, even out the upper edge of the djembe. To do this use a wood rasp; then sand it down to get a perfect finish. It is important to eliminate all irregularities on the perimeter: they can cause cuts in the skin when you shave it. Also, a rounded edge will hurt your hands less. ) The djembe has three iron hoops (generally r made of cement rods), 6 or 8 mm in diameter (depending on the djembe's diameter). They are wrappedaroundthe drum barrel and then soldered. Two are tension hoops, a larger and a smaller one.

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African Percussion: The Djembe with Cd (African Percussion) by Serge Blanc


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