In this lesson Michael Pluznick will teach you how to play basic djembe parts known as passport parts (basic djembe parts common to several different rhythms) in 6/8 time from Guinea and Mali. You'll also learn the two most popular "breaks" used to start and end the rhythms. Once you have the parts down, play along with the ensemble section and see rare footage of Michael's teacher in Mali play the parts. Once you learn all the parts that are on in this lesson you will be well on your way to being able to play in most of the rhythm arrangements that are in 6/8.
Basic Passport Part #1 for 6/8
Guinea basic accompaniment part #1 in context
Standard call-in, call-out (aka "break") used to start, change parts or to end a rhythm
Mali Style Part #1 for 6/8
Demonstration combining the Guinea and Mali parts
Guinea Passport Part #2 for 6/8
Djembe and West African Basic up beat and down beat, alternating hand over hand accompaniment part
Mali Style Part #2 for 6/8
Djaa and Sohko rhythms and call-in
Slow motion segments to make learning easy
Play along with the ensemble section
Rare footage of Michael's teacher Aruna Sidibe in Mali
Run time: 15:53
by Michael Pluznick
Internationally-recognized musical djembe drummer and percussionist, Michael Pluznick has introduced his new Signature Eco-Pro Djembe Drums and Instructional DVD for Djembe Players now available at X8Drums.com.