Ternary Chauffe & Rolls

The standard drum ‘licks’ for djembe playing. Learn about rolls and ‘chauffe’ (comes from the French word enchauffement, which means to heat up) that are commonly used in soloing for ternary rhythms. This module also offer additional lessons on ‘chauffe’ patterns to play on the dunumba drum.


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What you will learn

    • Ternary Chauffe
    • Roll 4, 5 & 6 in Ternary rhythms
    • Dunumba Chauffe

What you get

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


Intermediate drumming skills.
Recommendation: Completed Rhythm Logic Module 1 – 2

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Lesson Plan

  • Lesson1

    Types of Ternary Chauffe

  • Lesson2

    Roll 4 variation in Ternary feel

  • Lesson3

    Roll 5 variation in Ternary feel

  • Lesson4

    Roll 6 variation in Ternary feel

  • Lesson5

    Chauffe patterns on Dunumba (instrument) for Binary and Ternary rhythms

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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This module is part of the curriculum for the following certificates:

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