The Art and Heart of Drum Circles

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003 - Music - 95 pages
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(Book). In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even a play-along CD, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends." "Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming "This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement What you'll learn: . The science of entrainment . The drum circle duality . How to advertise and set up your drum circle . Recommended drums and percussion instruments . Eight basic facilitation cues . Seven essential skills of facilitation . Making arrangements in-the-moment . Facilitation using a melody instrument . Creating sound-scapes with new drummers . How to cover the basics of hand drumming . Starting and maintaining the groove . Designing your program . Facilitating from a place of musical joy! . Creating metaphors and meaning
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Foreword
8
Introduction
10
The ART of Drum Circles
11
The Circle
15
The Instruments
19
The Art of Facilitation
29
Arranging ReArranging
39
The HEART of Drum Circles
67
Transformation
69
The Heart of Facilitation
73
The REAL Instruments
77
Talking in Circles
81
Metaphor
85
About the CD
89
Resources for Further Information
92

Teaching without Teaching
47
Rules to Groove By
53
Designing Your Program
59
About Christine
94
About Remos Recreational Music Center RMC
95
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