Beach Drum Circle - Family friendly - North Jax Beach - Every Friday- All Summer

Come join the Jax Beach Friday Drum Circle at 18th Ave North on the beach in Jax Beach. Starts on the first Friday of April (4/5/13) at 5:30 PM and continues every Friday all summer long. No Experience Necessary. Please register now.

Starting this spring we will groove every (dry) Friday all summer long. Our goal is to create an opportunity for people who love music, surf and sand to come together, a fun place for all to share their musical spirit.

Blending percussion, strings and maybe some woodwinds and dance, all are welcomed to come, share and enjoy.

Music is gift. Please bring extra instruments (drums, bells, shakers) to share (or to sell if you wish) so that we may grow the group. Like a potluck dinner, the drum circle gathering is musical soup that is created by the flavors of all who contribute. The rhythms we each contribute to the circle shall lead the way. We drum and dance together while sharing positive flowing energy to last throughout the week.

Drum Circle Etiquette Guidelines

1. Please do not touch someone's instrument without asking permission.

2. Instruments placed in the middle of the circle are offered for the community to play.

3. Remove all hand and wrist jewelry to prevent instrument damage when playing somebody else’s instrument.

4. Always listen for the pulse of the rhythm, feel the groove, and support it, do not try to dominate it.

5. Listening to each other in the key to communication.

6. When in doubt, keep it simple. Use the heartbeat to anchor the groove.

7. If you are a beginner, do not play cowbell, clave, or loud shakers. These instruments need specific rhythms with perfect timing.

8. If you solo, share the solo space, give others a chance while you take turns playing the supportive accompaniment.

9. Let there be space in the music, allowing room to communicate.

10. Do not intentionally change the rhythm, or tempo, this may happen naturally, as a group.

11. Be aware of your body positioning which can block the view, sound and energy.

12. Be aware of your playing volume.

13. If you choose to smoke please outside the circle, and downwind.

14. The inner circle is for the dancers.

15. If you choose to drink please do so inconspicuously.

18. If there is a bonfire, keep a safe distance from the fire, and be aware of the fire keepers' path.

19. Most of all... smile, enjoy, stay positive, and feel the groove.  In our little community drum circle, we are all teachers, and we are all students.

Thank you,

Michael

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  • Alan,Wei

    I was sleepy in that relaxing beat. Didn't wanna go home yet. lol

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice group!

    June 28, 2013

  • Rita

    It was fun

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the way

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Angela C.

    We are going to be there around[masked]

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there about 8:30 so please let me know if this is too late. :)

    June 28, 2013

    • Robb G.

      folks start leaving when is gets dark

      June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, I'll go another Friday then, thank you

      June 28, 2013

  • Rita

    Thanks, we'll be there.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't get there until about 8:30. Does this go well into the night? Or at least maybe 11?

    June 28, 2013

  • Thomas W

    I work nights so I will not be able attend

    June 24, 2013

  • Robb G.

    It's the Best

    June 24, 2013

  • Darlene M.

    Look forward to meeting everyone.

    June 22, 2013

  • Rebekah G.

    Won't be able to make this one but hopefully in July will be able to start going: )

    June 6, 2013

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