Djembe - budget - 3" diameter, 15cm high - Early Years

The 2nd smallest of the budget range, this mini djembe is supplied with a free wooden drumstick. It's quite small but it's a working drum and not a toy. The designs on these instruments have been created by Balinese primary school children.

Even though it is small, it makes a surprisingly good sound.

It is really good for young children because it can be handled easily and carried around. Being small it makes quite a high sound so is a useful addition to a djembe collection.

This djembe is in our Lots of Littles Kit.

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More about the Djembe - budget - 3" diameter, 15cm high - Early Years

The easiest way is to hold it in one hand and hit it using the flat of your other hand.

Very young children will also want to stand the djembe on the floor and hit it with their hands. This makes a more dampened sound. Think of the hole in the bottom of the djembe as its mouth - that's where most of the sound comes out.

You can also use a small beater or two as long as you don't hit it too hard. It's also ideal for using fingers to tap out rhythms.

It can be played with the wooden drumstick supplied free with each drum. Coffee stirrers from coffee shops also work well, as will any lightweight stick. When using your fingers it's best to flick them quickly, so that they just touch the skin for an instant before bouncing off again.

It can also be tucked under one arm and played with your hand or a beater.