We welcome all ages, all experience levels, and anyone who shares an interest and love of drumming with the joy of community.
Check out the Edmonton Journal Newspaper: 2007
Rhythm of Life - Edmonton Journal January 6th, 2007 article
DO I NEED AN INSTRUMENT TO JOIN? NO!
At our meetups we always have extra "toys" to share amoung us. So if your strapped for an instrument and/or still considering which drum to rent or purchase, no worries. Just show up at a drum circle and pull an instrument out of the centre. If you have a drum and any extras you don't mind sharing, bring them along too...
VERY HELPFUL MUST READ!!! for EVERYONE!
Drum Circle Etiquette
Our members play:
- Hand Drums - Djembes, Doumbeks, Bongo's, Bohdran, Congas, Talking Drums, Dunduns, Ashiko etc.
- Percussion Instruments - Shakers, Tambourines, Spoons, Juice Harps, Harmonicas, wash boards, cow bells or even your Knees!
- Other - Poi, Glow-Poi, Fire, all types of Belly Dancers, hoopers, jugglers, foot sackers
- Wind Instruments - Didgeridoo, Flute, Recorder, homemade instruments
- Vocals - Chanting, Singing, Harmonies, Out bursts of joy, African songs, 1st nation songs, story telling and much more.
- Any object that makes a sound when struck or shaken is acceptable in a drum circle! So be creative!
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Informally, there are private and smaller circles going at various times and dates.
To signup and be a member of this MEET UP SITE: FREE!
That's right, FREE, so what are you waiting for Register Here!
Here you will find all sorts of interesting information, photos, events, discussions and much much more...
Lastly, why do we get together?
Members here join for some of these reasons:
USEFUL MUSICIAN LINKS
- To Learn Drumming
- Networking - meeting new people with similar interests typically musical
* Building a sense of Community
* To become involved
* To give back to community in charitable ways
* Promote family dynamics
- To enjoy life and have a lot of FUN!!
Help us create a resource of information useful to musicians in Edmonton.
Send links and they will be added to this About page.
- The quick and dirty guide to the Doumbek
The following venues and organizations are generous in helping out our group in many different ways:
- See Magazine - helps advertise musicians for free
SHARING AND CRITIQUING MUSIC
This Meet Up site offers a great opportunity for you to receive feedback on your music, recordings and performances. Please attend one of our events to share your music with our other members. Also, feel free to request feedback by starting a discussion on the Message Board-- in your message, please remember to provide a link to a web-site where members will be able to hear your music.
PARTICIPATION Maintain Active Profile; RSVP & Attend Events
Forming a community and getting to know each other on a deeper level by forming a core group of regulars is important for creating a supportive environment. We're a group that meets face-to-face, so make sure you:
- RSVP (reply) for our EVENTS and attend regularly.
- Be reliable and attend events if you say you're coming, ie, if you RSVP 'Yes'. If you don't attend and don't update your reply promptly or email me, you may be removed from the group.
- Reply yes or no when appropriate, which is also helpful because it shows you're an active participant.
- Maintain an active profile by visiting our web-site regularly! If you fail to sign in for three consecutive months, you'll be classifed as 'Inactive' and risk being removed without further notice
YOUR ONLINE PROFILE Introduce Yourself
In the Members section, each member has an online profile. Making our group less anonymous helps build a strong community, and also will help members find members with compatible ideas (eg. if you're a band looking for a kit drummer, you should say so on your profile). So please let us know a little about you and your musical interests and add a photo (It doesn't have to be a photo of you--anything relevant to you will do).
Your profile is your promotional tool: Add any links to your website or blog; Tell us about your recordings.
The Edmonton Drum Circle Meetup Group includes these profile questions:
- What are your goals as a drummer/musician?
- Do you play other instruments, if so which?
- How did you hear about us?
- Do you have a drum or percussion instrument? If so tell us about it!
- Have you RSVP'd for one of the Meetups yet?
Create a musicians' resource to help members learn from your experience or to ask questions. Use our Message Board to:
- Post your work
- Ask questions
- Discuss ways to improve our meetups
- Discuss music, instruments, influences, resources, events
- Add inspirational quotes
- Add helpful links
- To grow!
- To have fun!
- To Learn
- To Share
- To Build community
Now that you know about us, what are you waiting for?! Register Here!
The Leadership Team is always happy to hear your ideas and feedback, as well as any positive and negative criticism. The aim is to make this group what you want it to be, so never hesitate to send me an e-mail to let me know if you're not getting what you want out of the group, and how things can be adjusted to suit your needs better.