This book teaches everything you need to know to get started playing djembe, conga, pandeiro, dumbek, frame drum, and riq. Starting with an introduction to the various families of drums throughout the world and to basic drum notation, the author takes you from holding each instrument to playing appropriate world rhythms on each. You'll learn about Nigerian Frekoba; West African Djoli; the Latin clave and Samba; Moroccan folk rhythms; Arabic Dawr Hindy and much more! The easy, step-by-step approach will quickly have you playing rhythms from all over the world. A CD demonstrating all the examples and for playing along is available!