Ternary Improvisation

Building on what was taught in module 1, learn how to build musical story with your phrases. Ternary phrases will be introduced in this module. Also get initiated into the world of polyrhythmic phrasing on djembe!


Perform Improvisation and Arrangement Knowledge and Technique Leadership and Mentorship Teach

What you will learn

    • Building a Theme Part 2
    • Ternary Rhythm Phrasing Part 1
    • Polyrhythm Part 1

What you get

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


Possess Intermediate Level of djembe playing.
Recommendation: Completed Rhythm Improvisation Module 1

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Lesson Plan

  • Lesson1

    Creating storyline in djembe phrases

  • Lesson2

    Creating storyline with dunun melodies

  • Lesson3

    2-count and 4-count Ternary Phrasing

  • Lesson4

    Applying Rolls in Ternary Phrasing

  • Lesson5

    Polyrhythmic Practice

  • Lesson6

    Polyrhythmic Phrasing on Djembe

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!

Earn your certificate

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

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