- Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:26 pm #2296
e2c, i agree about messing around and coming up with your own stuff. when i'm messing around occasionally i use some techniques adapted from req playing. learning technique from masters is a great reference point though. we needed that starting point to develop our basic djembe technique, after all. so i do both. that third slap is a real tasty treat if used sparingly and in the right combination, and not as easy to get as other slap sounds (even after having played darbouka, congas and req) so i feel it's worthwhile to develop it.