Garvin wrote:I've just seen a lot of drum "secret" stuff online and it all looks like this.
My sentiment too. I do have a few problems with the way this presents itself.
Even You Can Master the Djembe In Just 3 Days
Hmmm... That distinctly reminds of classified ads at the back of cheap magazine with captions such as "Lose 20 pounds in ten days", and it has about the same credibility. It's also not very consistent--Tim's opening words in the first video are:
It took me years of study and practice to be able to play the djembe.
At least that bit is honest...
His technique, while not terrible, is nothing to write home about. Just watch the opening few seconds of the second and third video to see why. I know of more than one teacher who'd drag him over the coals for that technique.
I suspect that this course is one of the many "so-so" efforts at teaching djembe to beginners. It may not be outright bad, but I very much doubt that it's all that good either. If you want something for beginners that's high quality, check out Michael Taylor's "Remembering How To Drum
". That's a great DVD if you want to learn the basics.