Archive for Drums
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For Immediate Release: Kalani Music introduces a complete guide to playing the conga drums, for students and teachers. PLAY CONGAS is a DVD that takes the student from the very basics of getting to know the conga drums, through tuning and techniques, to playing six popular and traditional rhythms on two drums. This DVD is [...]
Imagine yourself helping a group of children sing fun songs while playing ukuleles, drums, and percussion. How great would that be. Stop wondering and start strumming and drumming with us this Summer at Music Matters School in Batavia, IL (near Chicago). We’re launching an entirely new curriculum for school-age children (grades 4+) featuring island music [...]
Community Drumming Facilitation (CDF) is the art of helping a group succeed in creating music, using mostly drums and percussion instruments. CDF includes popular types of community drumming formats, such as drum circles, drum ensembles, guided interactive drumming, and musical games. CDF is conducted by individuals and teams who are familiar with the instruments, the [...]
Download this supplemental PDF (4.2 MB) document to get even more out of your DRUM FUN! experience. This supplement provides additional ideas and information not found on the DRUM FUN! DVD or iBook. In addition to getting more about each activity, you’ll find new information about preparation, presentation and processing these games with different populations. [...]
Drum circles are accessible, entry-level learning opportunities for just about anyone who enjoys making music with others. The whole idea behind a drum circle is that it’s open to anyone who wishes to participate. Because the music in a drum circle is improvised, people have freedom to play as much or as little as they [...]
If you’re a teacher, therapist or facilitator who uses group drumming experiences with your participants, you’ve probably witnessed situations where the group starts off playing together, only to end up in a sort of “downhill” race to the finish line. The tendency to speed up is quite common with young children, but it also is something that happens with just about any group.
Enjoy homemade musical instruments from every-day materials. Help your participants construct and decorate their own instruments as art projects, then come together in a community music jam. Celebrate unity and diversity at the same time and have fun creating some unique sounds. See the end of this article for experiential ideas. Post-Card Shaker Materials: Two [...]
Conga Course : Part 2, Lessons 6-10 See also: Ultimate Conga Course: Part 1 Use the “Full Screen” button to increase the viewing size. Note: Once a video is started, it will continue to load, even if paused. Starting several videos will increase loading time and slow playback. Watch one video all the way through [...]
Conga Course : Part 1, Lessons 1 -5 See also: Ultimate Conga Course : Part 2 Use the “Full Screen” button to increase the viewing size. Note: Once a video is started, it will continue to load, even if paused. Starting several videos will increase loading time and slow playback. Watch one video all the [...]