Djembe

Course Description

Djembe is a unique, energetic and enticing percussive hand drumming instrument. African by origin, the djembe is extremely helpful in building the coordination skills of a student. Djembe trains both hands equally and emphasizes self-expression through its teachings. For students, this course will help stimulate concentration, confidence, teamwork, creativity, and musicianship as a hand drummer.

Certification :Ajivasan Music & Dance Academy

Frequency: Once a Week Class

Age-Range: 7 years & above

Class Duration : 45-60 Months

Semester Duration : 6-8  Months

Grade-wise Curriculum

Level-1

  • Introduction to sound and notes.
  • Understanding of different grooves used in formulating rhythms.
  • Conceptualization of basic rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, 7/4.
  • Introduction to rhythms from different genres.
  • Developing sense of rhythm and beats.
  • Produce a performance to showcase the learnings.

Level 2

  • Understanding different grooves used in formulating rhythms through variations based on Kaida Palta format.
  • Demonstrate enhanced flexibility, strength and stamina of hands.
  • Conceptualization of basic rhythms in 5/4, 6/4.
  • Introduction to improvisation in 4/4.
  • Developing sense of rhythm and beats.
  • Produce a performance to showcase the learnings.

Level 3

  • Understanding different grooves used in formulating rhythms.
  • Demonstrate consistency and improvement in flexibility, strength and stamina of hands.
  • Conceptualization of complex rhythms in 4/4, 3/4.
  • Introduction to improvisation in 3/4, 6/4.
  • Introduction to polyrhythms.
  • Produce a performance to showcase the learnings

Level 4

  • Understanding different grooves used in formulating rhythms.
  • Demonstrate consistency and improvement in flexibility, strength and stamina of hands.
  • Conceptualization of complex rhythms in 4/4, 3/4.
  • Introduction to improvisation in 3/4, 6/4.
  • Introduction to polyrhythms.
  • Produce a performance to showcase the learnings

Level 5

  • Formulating sequences using different grooves and rhythms.
  • Demonstrate accuracy in performing complex rhythms in different time signatures.
  • Demonstrate accuracy in performing polyrhythms.
  • Demonstrate musicianship by performing along with other musical instruments.
  • Understanding concepts to explore the art form further.
  • Produce a performance to showcase the learnings.
  • Presentation / Assessments

About Ajivasan

Ajivasan, Earlier Known as Vasant Sangeet Vidyalay, was founded in 1932 in Srinagar by Acharya Jialal Vasant under the patronage of SMT.Rameswari Nehru.

The Institute has a reputation for providing scientific training in Hindustani classical music, and the students had the opportunity to perform with the master on several occasions.

Today the institute trains about 2000 students every year in Hindustani and western classical vocals, Instrumental music as well as Indian and western dance forms.

The institute also houses four state of the Art Sound Recording studios. Here we train students In professional singing and recording music tracks, films, songs, and TV and Radio Ads.