Cameron Tummel | Fundamental Djembe Solos 4/4, Vol. One

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Fundamental Djembe Solos 4/4, Vol. One

by Cameron Tummel

Instructional play-along recording of djembe solo riffs to help you sound like a pro: 11 tracks of call-and-response solo phrases with full accompaniments of djembes, dununs and bells, a performance track, and a track where you get to do all the soloing.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome to Solos
1:14 $0.99
2. Warm Up
2:38 $0.99
3. Flams
4:17 $0.99
4. Doubles & Quads
3:30 $0.99
5. Downbeats
0:42 $0.99
6. Downbeats Challenge
4:35 $0.99
7. Roll 'Em
2:21 $0.99
8. Upbeats
0:42 $0.99
9. Upbeats Challenge
4:10 $0.99
10. Solo Challenge One
5:43 $0.99
11. Solo Challenge Two
5:43 $0.99
12. Djembe Solo [4/4 V1]
4:07 $0.99
13. Go For It
3:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
Want the fundamental techniques for your soloing? Fundamental Djembe SOLOS teaches you riffs and phrases to help your solos sound fantastic.

It sounds like you're sitting amidst an ensemble of West African drummers, surrounded by steady, melodic drumming. Djembes, dununs and bells maintain the rhythmic song, and the lead djembe player models the solos for you. The entire album is in call-and-echo format: every time the lead djembe plays a solo phrase, there is time for you to play it back.

Ten Play-Along instructional tracks, a performance track, a welcome track, and the final track has a full ensemble of accompaniment drumming for you to experiment with your solos however you want. SOLOS has everything you need to sound like a pro.

Each of the solo phrases are demonstrated at a moderate tempo, then played again at faster tempos, enabling you to learn and practice at the speed that is best for you. You learn universal elements you can combine in an infinite variety of arrangements and sequences, and all of the info is modular, so you are free to play around with it.

All tracks feature the lead djembe drum supported by several bells, dunun (bass drums), and accompanying djembes, so you practice playing your leads within the sound of a full ensemble.

CT - "The Fundamental Djembe SOLOS project was tested and critiqued by numerous associates, professional drummers, facilitators and instructors during its creation, so the final result is a fantastic instructional tool. The quality of the recording is awesome: all the drums sound vibrant and crystal clear. It really feels like you're sitting in an ensemble of drummers. Fundamental Djembe SOLOS is great drum music to listen to, and an excellent educational tool to develop your soloing skills."

Cameron Tummel is globally renowned as a masterful rhythm circle facilitator and instructional recording artist. Tummel has hosted interactive events for more than 500,000 participants including Google, Patagonia, Mercedes Benz, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Afropfingsten in Switzerland and The World Rhythm Festival in Seattle. Tummel has performed with legendary drummers Babatunde Olatunji, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Abdoulaye Diakite, and Jose “Pepe” Danza. Tummel has provided rhythmical events at more than a hundred American universities and school campuses, and is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation to provide musical instruction and leadership training for thousands of elementary school students annually. Tummel created the popular instructional CD “Fundamental Djembe” (’07), an instrumental world percussion CD, "Waterfire," (’09), and is currently working on the “Fundamental Djembe SOLOS” series of instructional recordings. Cameron lives in Santa Barbara, California, and also enjoys video production, writing, surfing, friends and family.

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Terry Hurt

Excellent djembe practice album
If you want to improve your skills then buy this album.