Getting Started on Djembe will teach you everything you need to know to enter the exciting and popular world of hand drumming. Guided by expert instructor and professional musician Michael Wimberly, this DVD provides a step-by-step method for the beginner. In a short time, you will be playing a variety of actual traditional rhythms on your djembe. Topics covered include parts of the instrument, its history, basic playing techniques, explanation of traditional rhythms, application to modern musical styles, and more. All of these topics are covered with clear demonstrations, and a complete chapter is dedicated to each of 6 traditional African rhythms that you will learn to play on djembe. Hand drumming, and especially djembe playing, has exploded in popularity in recent years. It is easy to see why: it s fun, exciting, musical, and relaxing and connects the player with a musical tradition as old as human civilization itself. Getting Started on Djembe is the perfect guide to show you how to create music on your new instrument.