How do you tune a Djembe drum? Basically by adjusting the tension of the drum head by tightening or loosening the ropes or skin. A popular method of doing this is described below. This should take you around 30 minutes for your first drum.
Deciding whether you need to tune your drum is subjective - we recommend that you take advice from a professional. If the skin is tight you will probably not need to unless you wish to play professionally yourself.