So I get to make my percussion debut this weekend with a friend’s band who was in need of some rhythm. I am playing the djembe, which is African for “I have no idea how to actually play it.” I have apparently scorched the skins at rehearsals, garnering nothing but accolades, but truth is, I don’t know what I am doing.
Here is where you come in. I figure out of all of my musically astute readers, there must be someone there who can help with the two things I am looking for: a) some sort of lesson in technique, be it on the internet or just some instructions from you or b) a few good songs I can listen to intently where the djembe is used and get some ideas that way about different sounds I can make. Right now my rhythm is good but kind of one-dimensional.
But did I mention how FUN IT IS?!?!