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    You need a step-by-step guidance in your practice, leading to fluid improvisation

  • Technique

    You are looking for straightforward technical answers, with fundamental and professional skills tutoring

  • Theory

    Your quest for the theoretical facts hidden behind the beauty of djembe music still needs to be fulfilled

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Your instructor

Louis Cesar Ewande

Performer, world-renowned teacher, with the DJEMBESOLO project, Louis Cesar Ewande brings his expertise about teaching the djembe in a "straight-to-the-point" and carefully detailed way, using his experience about body usage, oral and written transmissions.

Louis Cesar Ewande started music at an early age, playing the violin and the piano. He then switched to African percussion at the age of 14, learning from several masters, both in France and Africa, such as Tony BATCHELI, Lamine BAYO, Lamine CAMARA, and Fotigui TOURE.

He played for dance classes with African and contemporary dance teachers : Sylvie BOURGEOIS, M’Bemba CAMARA, Carolyn CARLSON, Norma CLAIRE, Amara KALABANE and Elsa WOLLIASTON.

He performed with musicians and dancers : Jean-Louis AUBERT, Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER, M’Bemba CAMARA, Andre CECARRELLI, DURAN DURAN, KODIA Ballet, Oumou KOUYATE, Ray LEMA, NIMBA ballet, Ryo NODA, Archie SHEEP, Katsumi WATANABE, Elsa WOLLIASTON, XALAM and Fode YOULA.

He teached the djembe and rhythm theory in Brazil, China, Ireland, Czech Republic, France, Overseas France, Germany and Japan.
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Video

DJEMBESOLO
will not provide

  • A rhythm encyclopedia

  • An history of the djembe

  • An history of traditional rhythms

  • Simplified techniques

DJEMBESOLO
will gladly provide

  • The details which make the difference

  • Rhythm understanding

  • Professional techniques

  • Djembe music syntax

  • Improvisation strategies

  • Classic solos analysis

Progression

  • Courses come with three levels : BASIC, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED. When you enroll you have immediate access to BASIC then to INTERMEDIATE after 15 days, and finally to ADVANCED 15 days after the INTERMEDIATE level has been unlocked.

  • Each courses contain assignments you can submit in order to receive a personal feedback about your practice.

Reviews

5 star rating

Binary, Ternary & More

Stefanie Rüesch

The steps are clearly shown. The examples on Djembe & voice are perfect to avoid misunderstandings...

The steps are clearly shown. The examples on Djembe & voice are perfect to avoid misunderstandings...

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Ótimo

Paulo Martins

Texto muito bem estruturado e de fácil entendimento, com conteúdo e esclarecedor.

Texto muito bem estruturado e de fácil entendimento, com conteúdo e esclarecedor.

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5 star rating

This is classy

Michel Weelen

This is truly great stuff. Listening to longer cycle makes you breathe, playing out of a closet, I love the image... Playing with style involves swing... But...

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This is truly great stuff. Listening to longer cycle makes you breathe, playing out of a closet, I love the image... Playing with style involves swing... But what is swing ? Here is a beautiful explanation... Knowing how to sing a rhythm is a must to understand... and being understood... Thanks, this is a brilliant course !

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5 star rating

Important concepts every intermediate Djembe player shoul...

Pavel Agapov

I think the concepts in this course are what every intermediate Djembe/Dundun player should understand and apply. The quality of the video and music samples ...

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I think the concepts in this course are what every intermediate Djembe/Dundun player should understand and apply. The quality of the video and music samples is excellent, made with a great musical and aesthetic taste. Louis's instruction style is humorous and personal, I enjoyed it very much! On the cons side, I would expect more material and more invitation to practice or even homework assignments. I was able to go through in an hour. Maybe it's just me, but I need a little push from the teacher to make me practice :) Also, in some rhythm examples, especially for phrasing, the difference between straight play and phrasing were really hard to spot.

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5 star rating

Very nice

Celestin Enzler

Top top top

Top top top

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Necessary inputs

Fabio Meier

The Binary & Ternary & More Cours was very illustrative. Since the particular phrasing makes Djembe music so unique this cours is so fundamental. I g...

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The Binary & Ternary & More Cours was very illustrative. Since the particular phrasing makes Djembe music so unique this cours is so fundamental. I got such a good insight into how to phrase apropriate and the assignements are very helpful to get to that stage. On the meantime to learn how to sing Djembe rhythms properly brought my rehearsing to a next level. Big up

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Introduction

Shan Fay

Thank you! This is perfect for me. I have been practicing djembe between 8 to 12 hours a week for the last 3 years. Making sure my time with my drum really c...

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Thank you! This is perfect for me. I have been practicing djembe between 8 to 12 hours a week for the last 3 years. Making sure my time with my drum really counts is deeply important to me. All advices in this intro are crystal clear, and this, I truly appreciate. Onward with the ‘new’ with pride and patience.

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FAQ

  • When does the course start and finish ?

    We suggest a time frame of a number of hours for each course to be completed. Practicing regularly being the master rule, we also encourage you to take your time and improve at your own pace

  • How long do I have access to the course ?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited access to your course(s) for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course ?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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