An introduction to West African Drumming

By: Drum Pulse  23-May-2011
Keywords: African Drumming

This course is an introduction to West African Drumming tailored for the beginner or intermediate drummer. It is a hands-on course with students receiving tuition in 6 traditional West African instruments. Proper technique will be explained and practiced.


Students will also gain an insight into the history and culture of West Africa, particularly the Malinke people whose rhythms are exclusively taught in this course. Two traditional rhythms are taught during this course: Djole and Kassa.


The course also covers the basics of African time signatures and their notation. 

Keywords: African Drumming