Djembe - budget - 4" diameter, 20cm high - Early Years

The 3rd smallest of the budget range, this small 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.

Despite its size, 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 Nursery Rhythm, Home Starter and Lots of Littles Kits.

1+ Years
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D-dj20bc £7.86   £5.50

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More about the Djembe - budget - 4" diameter, 20cm high - Early Years

It's big enough to be played with the fingertips of both hands, the flat of one hand (both if very young) or the wooden drumstick supplied free with each drum.

One way is to hold it under your arm and hit it using the flat of your hand. Another way (the way most people play it) is to sit on a chair and put the djembe at an angle away from you between your knees/legs and play it with both hands.

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.

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.