What will you learn in this course

To understand and feel how and why binary and ternary rhythms are different.

How to use your right and left hands properly with the two systems every djembe player uses.

Prasing systems used with different categories of binary and ternary rhythms.

How to sing rhythms properly. This will make you able to understand when Africans sing rhythms for you and, to be understood too !

Available subtitles for this course are English, French, Italian and Japanese.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    BASIC

    • Intro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Beat division

    • Binary

    • Ternary

    • Binary or ternary

    • Right or left

    • The Grid

    • The Alternate

    • Which system?

    • Grid & Alternate in context

    • Grid & Alternate in context | Assignment

  • 2

    INTERMEDIATE

    • Listening to rhythms Part I

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    • Listening to rhythms Part - II

    • Listening to rhythm Part - III

    • Listening while playing

    • Listening while playing | Assignment

    • Phrasing introduction

    • Phrasing binary rhythms - Part I

    • Phrasing binary rythms - Part II

    • Phrasing binary rhythms - Part III

    • The 3 Binary phrasings

    • The 3 Binary phrasings - Assignment

  • 3

    ADVANCED

    • Type 1 & Type 2 ternary rhythms

    • Phrasing Type 1 ternary rhythms

    • Phrasing Type 2 ternary rhythms

    • Type 1 and Type 2

    • Type 1 and Type 2 - Assignment

    • The 3 ternary cadences

    • The 3 Ternary cadences - Assignment

    • Singing rhythms

    • Singing patterns

    • Singing patterns - Assignment

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Reviews

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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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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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

Very nice

Celestin Enzler

Top top top

Top top top

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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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Clair, efficient et groovy

Madu Diallo

Clair, efficient et groovy

Clair, efficient et groovy

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