If you want to learn how to do a djembe solo, African Drumming Online has you covered. This section is part of the preview version of African Drumming Online, and as such is just a teaser. Use the video provided to work on building your own djembe solo – the full site contains more ideas like this, as well as some tips about how to put them together to build solos.
If you want more djembe solo tips and ideas, quickly check out this sampler site, then sign up free to the full version of African Drumming Online today. As well as helping you learn how to do an improvised djembe solo, it also contains a number of traditional African rhythms, most of which contain set solos of their own. In addition to the djembe solo tips, licks, and ideas, you can also use the traditional set solos to practise your speed, control, and soloing, and combine them all to express yourself however you want.
Generally, when people start learning how to play the djembe, soloing is right at the forefront of what they want to do. If you’re just a beginner, we would advise you to get your sounds good first – there’s no point trying to say something with a djembe solo, if no-one can understand exactly what it is you’re saying! Additionally, you want to have spent some time practising feeling the pulse, working on your independence, and understanding how rhythms work in general.
To get all of this, sign up to African Drumming Online today.