Like Volume 1 in the Gentle Djembe series, Volume 2 gives you the feel of private lessons along with the thrill of playing in a group. In this DVD, you'll be getting a whole lot funkier, while still going easy on your hands. You'll learn to combine a backbeat groove with a variety of West African rhythms—including Fanga, Kassa, The Two Before the Pulse, and the Son Clave. You'll also learn the touch technique for adding texture and momentum to your playing. This unique DVD is for all beginning hand drummers—especially adult beginners—who want to experience the joys of playing djembe while going easy on their hands. It was created by Alan Dworsky, the best-selling author of "How to Play Djembe" and two-time winner of DRUM Magazine's readers' poll for "Best Percussion Method Book." Each of the seven step-by-step lessons on the video starts like a private lesson and ends with Alan's entire class playing the rhythm, so you also get a sense of what it's like to play in a group. Proper playing technique is covered in depth, and each lesson has a matching play-along track, making the DVD a complete learning tool.