Jeremy Williams – Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique
Jun 24 2011
We are all drummers… and our first jam sessions date back to a duet of heartbeats in the womb. It may be that you have forgotten, or simply lost touch with the drummer that you truly are: the lessons on the disc will begin the process of remembering how to drum.
This DVD is carefully designed to reinforce basic djembe technique and provide a solid foundation for learning the rich tradition of djembe.
I believe real freedom comes from technical mastery, as technique is the practice of bringing the true voice out of a thing.
Studying djembe offers such a rich variety of lessons – discipline, focus, independence, interdependence, listening, creativity – and above all, fun. Are you ready?
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.
Running time: 100 min
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Size: 4.7 Gb