Sweep, Boom! Broom Techniques for Djembe

Check out the unique sound of brooms on the djembe! Mike Meadows shows how to play these grooves in his latest online lesson at X8Drums.com.

The complete lesson begins with demonstration of several playing techniques, then how to use those techniques in the grooves you see above.

Get the full lesson here: http://www.x8drums.com/Brooms-on-Djembe-p/vid-021.htm


  • Background on playing with brooms
  • How to hold the brooms
  • Learn basic notes: Open Tone, Dead Tone, Muted Tone
  • Groove with the notes
  • Tips on how to accent the groove with variations
  • Create brush sounds and add them to the groove


This video is instructed by Mike Meadows of Swan Percussion.

Mike Meadows is a professional freelance percussionist, drummer, and background vocalist based in Austin,TX. He is also co-inventor of The Black Swan Drum and co-founder of Swan Percussion.

28th Oct 2014

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