Need a case for your drum? Check out http://www.iconicusdlight.com for a custom designed case. These cases may be decorated with your totem animal, crest or other design of your choice.
HappyShel’s Drums of Dallas, TX extends greetings to all Oklahoma drummers and invites
them to stop in and admire their line of imported African drums. The store is located at 820
Wayne St and they will also direct one and all to local drum circles and events in the area. If you
are planning a trip to Dallas, e-mail Happy at firstname.lastname@example.org for preplanned events.
Tired of being asked or harassed by spouses or significant others wanting to know what's so attractive about drumming? Laurie Loeb,who has written several grant proposals and worked with Alzheimer/dementia residents in a nursing home, provides the following information for community drum circles:
- The coming together of a diverse group of people previously unknown to one another, to share a common interest and activity, and good feelings.
- A sense of collaboration and belonging, and the promotion of peace and harmony amongst the participants.
- Provision of an intergenerational and family activity in which adults and children can participate together at their own respective level of ability.
- Provision of inter-cultural activity in which communication and collaboration can occur without words, and strangers can share innate rhytmic sensibilities.
- Accessible to all, regardless of previous experience or lack thereof. All skill levels can participate simultaneously without the need to modify any level.
- Good exercise for cognitive skills such as attention, perception and memory.
- Gross and fine motor skill exercise, including coordination and mind-body connections.
- Opportunity to be introduced to, learn and play new instruments and musical forms.
- Opportunity for self-expression and creativity.
- Opportunity to produce one's own music, regardless of previous experience, or lack thereof.
- Opportunity for live, active participation rather than passive entertainment (stupification?) by electronic devices such as TV, computer and video games, etc.
- Opportunity for self-discovery and awakening of human potential.
AND OF COURSE, OUR FAVORITE REASON
- FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!
If you would like more information regarding the benefits of hand drumming, write to Laurie at email@example.com.
Finally, for those of us whose palms begin itching by Tuesday and who begin slapping or beating
a rhythm on desktops or popcans by Wednesday in anticipation of the weekend drum circles; for
those who carry their drums in the back of their car, just in case they meet someone else willing
to play on short notice; for those of us who just had to buy one more djembe or ashiko or conga
(regardless of how many we might already have), the DRUMMERS ANONYMOUS TWELVE
STEP PROGRAM is here....
REGARDING DRUM ADDICTION
by Ken Loss-Cutler
- We admitted we were powerless over our need to drum-that life without drumming had
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore our sore hands after a
night of Drum Jamming.
- Made a decision to turn our need to learn good slaps and tones over to a good teacher as we
- Made a searching and fearless inventory of our drum bags.
- Admitted to God, to ourselves and other human beings the exact nature of our need for
- Were entirely ready to have God, through divine acceleration of our natural abilities,
develop us into djembefolas.
- Humbly asked Him to do so.
- Made a list of all persons we had drummed with and became willing to drum with them
again as soon as possible.
- Made direct phone calls to such people wherever possible, making sure they knew about
the next local drum event.
- Continued to take personal inventory and on the rare occasion that we were off the
rhythm, promptly admitted it.
- Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God and
our Drum as we understood Them, praying only for knowledge of Proper Technique.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry our drums everywhere and practice these principles in all our affairs.
“May your heart beat in rhythm with your Drum, and May your Drum beat in rhythm with all." ~denny~
Send a message to denny who created Djembe Jamm'n firstname.lastname@example.org
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