Make time for music - drums (used for the page turns in the recording)

Here is a djembe drum. It is a hand drum originally from Africa.

Drums belong to the percussion family of instruments. ‘Percuss’ means to hit or strike.

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Watch this video to see some basic sounds and how they are made on a hand drum (djembe).

This video shows you some simple ways to find drums at home so you can play along with your child.


This video shows you a simple rhyme to build drumming skills in your child using turn-taking.


This video demonstrates a simple Swedish Christmas song used as a drumming pattern.


The last ‘bom’ is a rest in music or a silent beat. This is shown by opening your hands. This is fun in a group and the person who forgets the rest is ‘out’.

This video shows the same song using body percussion and singing.



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