How To Play Djembe
Tone Note Exercises
Count slowly and evenly from 1 to 4 and play a tone with one hand on count 1 only. Rest for counts 2, 3 and 4 (don't play anything) and then go back to the beginning, making sure to keep even time between counts 4 and 1 (It's as if you're going on to 5).
Play a tone with one hand on count 1, rest on count 2, a tone with the other hand on count 3 and then rest on count 4.
Now alternate between each hand on each count.
Play 2 tones with one hand and 2 with the other.
Play 3 tones with one hand and 1 with the other.
Same as above, but with opposite hands.
Play one tone with one hand, rest for one, then three tones on successive beats with alternating hands, starting with the red hand.