BE a professional musical wizard, the drum expert who builds the quality that gets played!
im, playing a SimPL djembe for a Thailand party
Using the simpl, beautiful & brilliant African String Method, YOU can build & sell your own drums, or simply maintain the drums for your band & your friends! Everything you need to create beautiful drumming majic is shown in this video course.
All you need to start out is a djembe shaped drum body- you will be shown all the steps from there. Included are details for selecting all the drum parts for assembling a brand new drum, or re-using the parts- including the drum skin- for drum upgrading & maintenance.
All details are explained in minute detail, and shown to you during the actual drum assembly. This method may be performed literally anywhere- here you watch one djembe, in the noisy urban environment of Seoul, Korea, being completely stripped down, repaired, re-built & upgraded with high quality, colorful nylon climbing cord.
JOIN US! We're having fun inside!
Engineer, instructor, builder/designer/filmmaker/healer/actor/musician/farmer and world-wandering wordweaver, im has been sojourning, building, planting, writing and teaching for over 30 years.
im also drums professionally and makes drums, as a lifetime passion. In his worldwide journeys, im has left behind a long trail of high-quality & beautiful djembes and other hand drums, that he has built for friends and customers over the years.
SECTION 1: WELCOME TO THE KING OF HAND DRUMS!
Lecture 1 - WELCOME to the Vibrant Domain of the African Djembe
SECTION 2: PARTS and LABOUR
Lecture 2 - Intention
Lecture 3 - KNOW your Drum Parts
Lecture 4 - The Building Biz: How do YOU want to benefit?
Lecture 5 - QUIZ: Do You Know Your Business?
SECTION 3: PREPPING For the BUILD
Lecture 6 - Intention
Lecture 7 - Prep the Body: Get her ready for a New Life
Lecture 8 - Prep the Drum Skin: A Good Soak
Lecture 9 - Prepping QUIZ
SECTION 4: INTENSE BUILD ACTION: Hoops Knots Body & Skin
Lecture 10 - Intention
Lecture 11 - PATCH & PREP the Drum Body
Lecture 12 - TIE those Hoop Knots
Lecture 13 - MOUNT the Skin
Lecture 14 - The INTENSE QUIZ
SECTION 5: ALL About the STRING!
Lecture 15 - Intention
Lecture 16 - A Chat On Vertical Tightening
Lecture 17 - Get Some Trim: A Tailored Drumskin
Lecture 18 - Vertical Action: Tightening Demo
Lecture 19 - Once Is Never Enough: More Vert Action
Lecture 20 - Stringing QUIZ
SECTION 6: TUNING: Fine-Key Your Masterpiece
Lecture 21 - Intention
Lecture 22 - The NATURE of Her Song: Octave & Key
Lecture 23 - Getting the String Across: Tuning Demo
Lecture 24 - Her Finest Hour: Completing the Tune
Lecture 25 - The Finely TUNEd QUIZ
SECTION 7: Pounamu: The Second Drum Build
Lecture 26 - Intention
Lecture 27 - Pounamu Set-Up
Lecture 28 - A Quik Analysis
Lecture 29 - Clothing the Master
Lecture 30 - Strettttching the String
Lecture 31 - Skin Prep & Initial Stringing
Lecture 32 - Balance of Quality
Lecture 33 - The Tightening Demo
Lecture 34 - Pounamu Outro
Lecture 35 - Second Drum QUIZ
SECTION 8: THE EXTRAS: Why We Be SO COOL
Lecture 36 - Intention
Lecture 37 - GOT EXTRA? String A Handle!
Lecture 38 - DRUM DRAMA: The Life of a Small Drum
Lecture 39 - Keep In Touch!
Lecture 40 - An Extra QUIZ, then...