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The Art and Heart of Drum Circles

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    Intro & Drum Basics Pt. 1 (9:56)


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    Drum Basics Pt. 2 (8:20)


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    Facilitation Cues (8:35)


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    Facilitation Forms (8:35)


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    Circle Beat 1 (15:49)


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    Circle Beat 2 & Sax Beat (11:12)


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    Dance Beat & Living Room Circle (10:21)


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    Sound Shapes in Japan & Closing Thoughts (9:45)


In this unique Hal Leonard video series, noted author, music therapist, and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens takes you inside the drum circle phenomenon.

Drum circles are not only a great way to have fun, reduce stress and meet people, but scientific research confirms that recreational drumming contributes measurably to overall health, wellness and workplace efficiency.

Whether you just want to get together with a few friends in your living room or learn how to guide dozens of people at a corporate retreat, conference or recreation center, The Art and Heart of Drum Circles will show you basic techniques for hand drums and percussion, the eight most important cues for guiding drum circles, facilitation formats, how drum circles touch lives, the philosophy and research supporting recreational music for health and wellness, and much more!


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"You may not think of yourself as a drummer or a musician but i believe everyone is born a drummer" This lady had obviously not met me. How could anybody not enjoy a drum circle?It looks amazing, personally i haven't seen that many people that happy... ever, you do however need more than one person to participate in the circle , i just looked a bit mental sat there on my own thumping an ice cream tub.

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Christine Stevens is a modern day troubadour who introduces people all over the world to musical expression in the form of drum circles. Through her company UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine offers programs for corporate team building, diversity training, and personal growth seminars. A featured speaker, Christine is equally at home in the middle of a 1,000-person drum circle or on the podium addressing thousands of professionals. As Director of Music Therapy and Wellness Programs at Remo Drum Company, Christine has led music and wellness seminars in England, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

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The Art and Heart of Drum Circles is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from We are Riddem "You may not think of yourself as a drummer or a musician but i believe everyone is born a drummer" This lady had obviously not met me. How could anybody not enjoy a drum circle?It looks amazing, personally i haven't seen that many people that happy... ever, you do however need more than one person to participate in the circle , i just looked a bit mental sat there on my own thumping an ice cream tub.
Date published: 2018-01-21
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