Slap Djembe - Carnival, mechanically tuned - 8 inch (head)

8 inch (head)
10 inch (head)
12 inch (head)
RRP £55.00
£40 ex. VAT
£37.50 when you buy 5+
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120 more expected 22nd June 2024
  • Superior mechanically tuned slap djembes
  • Durable synthetic drum heads with tactile playing surface
  • Easily tune your djembe with the tuning wrench (included)
  • Protective rubber tips on tuning lugs
  • Non-slip rubber bottom
  • Booming, loud bass tones and whip-crack highs
  • Full description
  • Reviews

Introducing the Percussion Plus Slap djembe - mechanically tuned

Djembes have become extremely popular in recent years, with classes starting up in schools, universities, music hubs, and local community centres. The interactive nature of learning djembe drumming not only makes for fantastic music education for youngsters, but also a great therapeutic activity for all ages.

Slap djembes are well known for their ease of play, lightweight portability, and impressive sound. They also stand out with their colourful designs, finely tuned drum heads, and durability, making them an excellent choice for group sessions, performances and demonstrations.

These mechanically tuned djembes combine the practicality of the pretuned drums with the musical refinement of the rope tuning. They come with a wrench which allows players to easily tune the drums, without losing the vibrant tone of the djembe.

“The mechanically tuned djembe has a sturdy but attractive construction which can withstand punishment even from the most enthusiastic player. There is plenty of space between the head and the hoop to give a comfortable feel. With the bolt tensioning system, this djembe can be easily tuned to the players preferred sound and damaged drumheads can be quickly and inexpensively replaced.”

Andy Gleadhill - Percussion Plus Global Ambassador

Let's play together

With these Slap Djembes, you get a great looking high-quality instrument with an innovative 'how to play' guide printed on the drum skin. There are many different techniques used to produce tones on a djembe and any of these can be used on our djembes. There are many different techniques used to produce tones on a djembe and any of these can be used on our djembes. The printed graphic on the head of the drum offers suggested hand positions for the three main tones on a djembe: slap, tone, and bass.

With this easy method, teaching and learning is simple and allows you to tailor your class to include visual as well as instructive and aural learners, providing an inclusive way into music making for all levels and abilities.

Fun look, vibrant sound

The colourful pattern wrapped around and bonded to the drum gives a fun look suitable for classes and personal use, as well as festivals, demonstrations, and events. Their lightweight body and carrying strap also allows for easy transportation between and during playing sessions or events.

The design on the drum head shows examples of hand positions that can be employed to obtain a fabulous variety of tones from the drum, from punchy bass to cracking highs. When you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring.

The Bass

The best sound is achieved in the centre of the drum. Keep your palm flat and stiff and strike the drum firmly.

The Tone

Straighten all your fingers at the same time. There are numerous hand positions that can be used to create the tone. Think of your hand as a straight extension of your arm, and you should get a solid ‘thud’ sound.

The Slap

This stroke can be played in the same position as the tone, the difference is that one relaxes the hand and arm to hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spreading your fingers out slightly when they strike the djembe helps create a crisp clear sound.

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