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Re: Traditional Djembe - What's the point?

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:08 am
by the kid
I simply think djembe music is great, and I enjoy playing the djembe.

I could be more constructive and study/practice all the time, but playing is more enjoyable.

I guess there is the intuitave reasoning behind doing something and the logical or analytical reasoning. To learn and get better is one way of looking at it, but allowing yourself to relax and express your self through the drum is another.

There seems to be a therapeutic benefit from playing djembe. I think the world of intuition and logic need to meet to play djembe and be good at it.

Re: Traditional Djembe - What's the point?

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:23 pm
by korman
the kid wrote:.. allowing yourself to relax and express your self through the drum is another.
There seems to be a therapeutic benefit from playing djembe.
but for that you don't need to go through all the trouble of learning authentic rhythms, you could play anything (which is what a lot of facilitated drum circles do)

Re: Traditional Djembe - What's the point?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:01 am
by the kid
but for that you don't need to go through all the trouble of learning authentic rhythms
Is it really trouble?

It's challenging alright.

It's a privilege really to have an oppourtunity to study and play west african music imo. Yes more could be done but it should always be fun.

It's not like anyone should be like, hey that drumming session was so stressful. Thats the theraputic I'm talking about. It makes me feel good to play. Even when i was with a really stressful teacher i enjoyed the drumming. I enjoyed Kumbaya at the time too. It's what dreams are made of. Djembe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiysiTa4N0

Re: Traditional Djembe - What's the point?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:40 am
by korman
I was just playing devil's advocate here:) Of course it is both challenging and fun!

But not everyone shares this feeling. To some people memorizing different accompaniments for ten rhythms or all dunun parts for one rhythm sounds like terrible idea. Some just play the same rhythm once a month in the park for 10 years. Some people with a previous music education want me to put a sheet with parts on each dundun. I can't work with the former, but latter is fine by me.

Re: Traditional Djembe - What's the point?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:51 pm
by the kid
Of course it is both challenging and fun!
Thats good to hear.

I'm sure you'll find people as dedicated as your self at some stage or teach somebody who is really interested.