Binary Chauffe & Rolls

The standard drum ‘licks’ for djembe playing. Learn about rolls, flams and ‘chauffe’ (comes from the French word enchauffement, which means to heat up) that are commonly used in soloing for binary rhythms.


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What you will learn

    • Binary Chauffe
    • Roll 4, 5 & 6 in Binary rhythms
    • Varieties of flams

What you get

  • Interact with TTMDA teacher
  • Online assignments
  • Video and audio demos in-app
  • Learn at your own pace anywhere in the world


Basic drumming skills.
Recommendation: Completed Rhythm Logic Module 1.

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Lesson Plan

  • Lesson1

    Types of Binary Chauffe

  • Lesson2

    Roll 4 variation in Binary feel

  • Lesson3

    Roll 5 variation in Binary feel

  • Lesson4

    Roll 6 Variation in Binary feel

  • Lesson5

    Flam technique variation

How it works

  • Teacher assigned

    A TTMDA teacher will be assigned to you, who will be guiding you throughout the learning process.

  • Virtual classroom

    A classroom code will be set up and sent to you before class begins. Get the app and join the virtual classroom to begin interactive learning with other students.

  • Online assignments

    Video and audio demonstrations will be provided via the learning app, together with online assignments (text and video-based) and quizzes.

  • Module achieved

    Complete all the above at quality levels and achievement unlocked!

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