Intermediate Traditional Rhythms I

Explore deeper into rhythms with longer dunun cycles. Start learning traditional solo technique from village sources. Commence your journey into the intricate rhythmic mind of Mamady Keïta as we begin learning his creations as well.


Knowledge and Technique Perform Improvisation and Arrangement Leadership and Mentorship Teach

What you will learn

    • Djembe+Dunun Level 4
      Djembe+Dunun Level 4:
      • N’Goron
      • Kassa Soro
      • Dallah
      • Samakoro
      • Dibon
      • Lamban / Djeli Don
      • Mamaya
      • Kawa
      • Tiriba
      • Garangedon w. Traditional Solo
      , Level 5
      Djembe+Dunun Level 5:
      • Woima
      • Kontemuru
      • Marakadon
      • Djaa 1
      • Djaa 2
      • Yankadi
      • Makru w. break & signal
      • Dansa w. Traditional Solo
      • Soli Rapide w. Traditional Solo
    • MK Rhythm Level 1, Level 2

What you get

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


Have notable experience with djembe and dunun.
Recommendation: Completed Rhythm Knowledge Module 1 & Module 2.

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Lesson Plan

  • Lesson1

    All parts for Dallah, Samakoro, N’Goron, Lamban

  • Lesson2

    All parts for Kassa Soro, Dibon, Mamaya & Kawa

  • Lesson3

    All parts for Woima & Garangedon. Traditional Solo for Garangedon & Soli Rapide

  • Lesson4

    All parts for Tiriba, Marakadon, Djaa 1 & Djaa 2

  • Lesson5

    All parts for Yankadi, Makru (w/break) & Kontemuru. Traditional Solo for Dansa

  • Lesson6

    All Parts for Anta, Kudani, Nyagba Tenen & Sidiki

  • Lesson7

    All Parts for Somono, Su, Kuruni

  • Lesson8

    All Parts for Kadia, Kamili, Kelvin & Senekela

  • Lesson9

    All Parts for Fartalen, Ken, Safren & Saramaya

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.

  • Assessment

    Demonstrate required skills from onsite lessons.

Earn your certificate

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

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