How to Play Basic Sounds on Djembe

Learn how to play basic sounds on djembe from the musicians at Wula Drum in this Howcast video.

Speaker 1: We’re going to show you the basic sounds of the djembe drum. The djembe drum has three basic sounds: bass, tone, slap. Played together, in different combinations, that’s how the music is made.

Each drum is tuned a little differently. Mine is low.

Speaker 2: Mine’s high.

Speaker 1: Together the music makes beautiful melody.

Three sounds: bass, middle is tone, high is slap.

Those are the basic sounds of the djembe.