Complete and Continue
Djembe Challenge 2021
About your instructors
Welcome message from Weedie! (0:56)
Welcome message from Amadou! (0:56)
How to slow down the videos
How to read the rhythm notations
Getting great sound on your drum
Bass note (0:58)
Tone Note (0:27)
Slap note (2:36)
The Break (or Call) on Djembe
What is the break or call?
Djembe Challenge Day 1
Djembe Challenge #1 (14:37)
Djembe Challenge Day 2
Djembe Challenge #2 (6:30)
Djembe Challenge Day 3
Djembe Challenge #3 (4:22)
Bonus Day 3 - Lamban Duo Patterns (2:46)
Djembe Challenge Day 4
Djembe Challenge #4 (3:45)
Djembe Challenge Day 5
Djembe Challenge #5 (4:39)
Day 3 Bonus - Konkoba Duo Patterns (2:50)
Djembe Challenge Day 6
Djembe Challenge #6 (4:33)
Day 6 Bonus - Djansa/Dansa Duo Patterns (2:25)
Djembe Challenge Day 7
Djembe Challenge #7 (4:15)
Day 7 Bonus - Mendiani Duo Patterns (2:35)
Djembe Challenge #7
Yes! You made it!! Day 7 of your Djembe Challenge!
Today, Weedie brings everything back to the beginning by showing the second djembe accompaniment for Mendiani. And he has a funny spoken phrase to help you remember the pattern.
The pattern starts with a single slap note, and then afterwards that note becomes part of the rhythm loop.
In your lesson, Weedie explains how to loop the pattern properly.
These two parts for Mendiani are also found in many other traditional West African (Mande region) rhythm
s. They sound amazing played together!
Like yesterday, we propose that you:
~ Call up a friend and try playing these two patterns together ~
Or play one pattern along with Weedie playing the other on the video.
Here is the pattern written out for you (right-handed version):