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We covered a series of basic hand patterns that teach beginners how to move their hands on the djembe, preparing them for the series of 10 prominent djembe accompaniments.
We then covered Suku, Wolosso Foly, and Numu Foly as related rhythms of the same family. This allows us to talk about the root form of konkoni/djembe solo and then move onto the modern form of konkoni and djembe accompaniment, dununba, and djembe solo.
We covered the call, djembe and konkoni accompaniment, signature dunun line, signature djembe lead phrase unique to each rhythm, and a family lead phrase that can be played in all three rhythms. This allows the group to develop a deeper understanding of each rhythm and how they relate to other rhythms in the family.
We allowed beginner level students into then advanced class as accompaniment players. This provides a good rhythmic base for the advanced students, more practice for the beginners, and allows us to build on skills for students... [ Continued ]