Drums Tutorial

The Art and Heart of Drum Circles

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8 Videos | Length: 1hr 22min 33sec
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    Intro & Drum Basics Pt. 1

    In this first video, we are introduced to drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens and are shown some drum basics.

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    Drum Basics Pt. 2

    Christine discuses and demonstrates more drum basics.

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    Facilitation Cues

    Christine goes over what facilitating a drum circle means and the 8 cues typically used to do so.

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    Facilitation Forms

    In this video, we are shown different forms used to shape the music.

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    Circle Beat 1

    Here we are shown one of the most basics beats of the drum circle.

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    Circle Beat 2 & Sax Beat

    Christine shows a variation of the Circle Beat along with the Sax Beat.

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    Dance Beat & Living Room Circle

    In this video, we are shown the Dance Beat which is popular in large groups as well as the Living Room Circle which does well in smaller groups.

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    Sound Shapes in Japan & Closing Thoughts

    In this final video, we see a Sound Shape drum circle that took place at a drum camp in Japan.

Product Overview


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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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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