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Samba Rhythm for Cajon

Ever wanted to sound like a samba band all by yourself? Kalani unlocks the secret of the samba in this excerpt from the PLAY CAJON DVD, available on AMAZON. Learn how to play the Surdo and Ganza rhythms at eh same time, making it sound like the are more drums playing at the same time. […]

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Play Cajon – Double Hand Technique

Ever wanted to play faster and with less effort? Kalani shows you how to use the “double-hand” technique (borrowed from Conga drumming) to play faster rolls, triplet figures, and use less effort when playing rhythms. The Double Hand technique incorporates a double bounce, which allows the player to produce more notes in a short amount […]

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Learn How to Play Cajon

The cajon is currently one of the most popular and versatile percussion instruments. Learning how to play the cajon is essential for producing the best results. Whether you’re new to drumming or adding the instrument to your skills as a musician, learning proper technique and applying those techniques so you can play a variety of […]

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Developmental Community Music Course – 2014

Join us for five days of musical bliss! Therapeutic Music Making / Therapeutic Drumming Musical Games / Music-Based Programs Drum Circle Facilitation and More ProRhythms – A Healthful Approach to Music Native American Flute / Ukulele / Drumming / Voice Program Design / Live Sessions / Peer Feedback DCM is Music with a Mission! JOIN […]

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Kalani Interview

What was my first musical memory? How did I get started in music? When did I know I wanted to be a professional musician? What was it like playing with Yanni? What was the vision behind the Rhythm Spirit CD? What are the different types of community drumming that I facilitate? What’s the difference between […]

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The Giant School Drumming Circle

What does it take to get 150+ kids all playing together? How do you start? What techniques and strategies does one use to both control the group and, at the same time, set them free? Find out in this narrated mini-series about the giant school drumming circle by Kalani. This was shot during a residency […]

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A Great Song for Passing Games

This Spanish song makes a wonderful accompaniment for any passing game. Use egg shakers (as we do in the video) or anything you like. This was first introduced to me by Sofia Lopez-Ibor during a Level I Orff-Schulwerk course. Need the words? Find them by searching for “Endunda si gualaguasi pembe.” Enjoy! Need more like […]

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NEW – Flute Mastery DVD

Kalani helps you move beyond the basics of the Native American flute by introducing different techniques and resources that will help you bring out your music in a way that is most satisfying for you! Sections include: Finger Techniques Breath Techniques Tonguing Techniques Vocal Techniques Resources for Inspiration Instruction is clear and complete, making it easy to […]

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Therapeutic Music Making

What is Therapeutic Music? Therapeutic music is any music or sound form that is used purposefully and skillfully to create a desired change in a person’s physical, emotional, or cognitive state. In short, it is music that helps people create positive change. What is Therapeutic Music Making? Therapeutic music making is the act of creating […]

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Protected: Healing Flute

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