Below is what happened in the world of drumming this week as reported on X8 Drums and from other places across the web.
New Online Lessons Posted:
- Fanga Rhythm on Djembe with Kenya Masala
LESSON SPECIAL! For a limited time, this lesson is FREE as a way for you to test drive the style and quality of our online lessons.
- Secret to the Djembe Slap with Mike Meadows
Learn how to master the slap note on djembe, then practice mastering the transition from the tone note to the slap so the two have distinct sound differences.
- Framework for Djembe Solos with Michael Pluznick
Learn how to use traditional djembe phrases and techniques to set up a framework to express yourself creatively in djembe solos using carefully developed and spaced phrases and djembe language.
Recent posts from the X8 Drum Circle Blog:
- Tuning Your Conga Drums
- DRUM FUN! – Musical Games for Groups
- Mastering Drumstick Tricks and Twirls
- Finding a Drum Gig
Drumming News From Around the Web:
- Drums bring people together in some of the most amazing ways... Watch this video of a pipa and cajon ensemble.
- Drumming Workouts Gaining Popularity
Drum-related exercise programs are popping up everywhere. Have you tried one out? What do you think of them as a drummer?
- A great testament to the power of music and rhythm...
The Indian Express tells of how young girls were rescued from prostitution rackets and utilized rhythm programs to rehabilitate from their past.
- Djembe Re-heading Tutorial from DRUM! Magazine
- Play Along Hybrid Fusion Conga Djembe Jam
Play along with this hybrid/fusion jam with Michael Pluznick and Wade Peterson where old school rumba Colombia meets Dununba rhythm style djembe.
New Products Added to X8Drums.com This Week:
- X8 Drums Slide Didgeridoo
- How to Play Afro-Cuban Congas Instructional DVD
- X8 Compact Box Didgeridoo
- X8 Journey Series Bongos, Crystal Blue Sparkle
- X8 Journey Series Bongos, Red Sparkle
- Schlagwerk 2inOne Black Edition Snare Cajon, Large
- Djembe Stand, Chrome
- X8 Drums Lightweight Padded Cajon Bag
- X8 Drums Heavy Duty Cajon Bag
- Gibraltar Intruder 9611SD Strap Drive Single Pedal
- Gibraltar Intruder 9611SD-DB Strap Drive Double Pedal
- Meinl Timba
Upcoming X8 Drums events you won't want to miss: