Drums

How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 01: Why People Play African Drums

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The djembe is played at all kinds of celebrations. Learn the history and purpose of playing African drums in this free video lesson from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 02: How a Djembe is Made

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The cone at the bottom of a djembe allows it to project sound. Learn what a djembe is made out of in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 03: Making Bass Sounds on a Djembe Drum

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Use a flat palm to make bass sounds on a djembe drum. Learn how to use your hands to create deep bass sounds on a djembe in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 04: Tones on a Djembe Drum

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A djembe will make different tones based on how you use your hands. Learn how to make different djembe tones in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 05: How to Slap a Djembe Drum

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Relax the hand when slapping a djembe drum. Learn how to pull the hand off of a djembe to make slap sounds in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 06: Six Sounds of a Djembe Drum

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Combine six different sounds on a djembe to tell a story with music. Learn how to make six sounds on a djembe drum in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 07: Kuku Rhythm on a Djembe Drum

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Kuku rhythm is very popular all over Africa. Learn how to play kuku on a djembe in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 08: First Djembe Part for Kuku Rhythm

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There are three basic sounds for a kuku rhythm. Learn how to play a kuku rhythm on the djembe in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 09: Second Djembe Part for Kuku Rhythm

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There is no bass on the second part of kuku. Learn how to play kuku with a djembe in this free African drum video from a musician.

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How to Play African Drums: Jan Sebon: 10: Songba Drum Beats for Kuku Rhythm

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Use two sticks to play kuku on a songba drum. Learn how to play the songba parts of a kuku rhythm in this free African drum video from a musician.

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