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The Sussex Drum! Creating communities in rhythm. https://www.thesussexdrum.com

This group is ideal for - Anyone who wants a great introduction or a deeper dive into the world of rhythm (percussion and hand drumming). Anyone of any ability; a seasoned drummer or someone curious to explore rhythm for the first time. Anyone interested in learning world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Anyone interested in learning by doing, discovering new skills as they go. Anyone who wants to develop their musicality as a musician or novice. Anyone excited by rhythm as a communicator. Anyone longing to feel welcome and part of a group without having to engage with words. Anyone drawn to the transformative, empowering and liberating aspects of rhythm. Anyone interested in personal expression and community music. Anyone who has come to a class or event run by Jamie Morgan & wants more.

Immersive Rhythm taster video:

https://vimeo.com/320617159

What to expect at an Immersive Rhythm Day (a long event)

In Short:

A fun day diving into rhythm; harnessing its potency to transform and empower; Expect games, laughter, play and to take part in some really great music; We'll break with a shared lunch.

In Detail:

This day will be an immersive dip into the world of rhythm, community music and personal expression.

With over 20 years passion and experience hand drumming as a professional, Jamie has played and learned alongside some of the foremost leaders and musicians in the field. This has fostered a deep knowledge that, irrespective of prior experience, taking part in rhythm has enormous power & potency to transform, empower and liberate all kinds of wonderful energy.

On this day we’ll dip as deeply as we can into this potential together.

Welcome - arriving in the space
Warm up - warming the hands, body & brain with simple rhythmic pattens
Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening & playing!
Lunch - Yum (bring something to share)
Immersive Rhythm - We’ll set an intention, and then we’ll play the day out, raising our own energy to meet the natural ebb & flow of music as it happens
Closing - Optional verbal communication of thoughts, feelings, insights or appreciations to take away.

By sharing time & space in the rhythm, we take part in something profound and simple that’s existed all over the world for millennia, with our own totally unique stamp on it.

What to expect at Communities In Rhythm (weekly classes)

In Short:

A fun 2 hours diving into rhythm; harnessing its potency to transform and empower; Expect games, laughter, play and to take part in some really great music; We'll break for shared tea.

These are in many ways a condensed version of the Immersive Rhythm Days, with the added possibility of weekly participation in a drumming community.

In Detail:

Classes will be flavoured by world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Having studied percussion alongside some of the foremost leaders and musicians in the field, Jamie believes a great way to develop skill & musicality is to use basic rhythms as a foundation to try out new variations, whilst playing alongside others; learning through doing & discovering new techniques as you go.

Welcome - arriving in the space

Warmup - warming the hands, body & brain with simple rhythmic patterns

Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening & playing!

Break - teas & coffees will be provided

Immersive Rhythm - We'll use rhythms & techniques we've learned this week to play together & try out our own variations, making things up if we like (nothing to get wrong or right), knowing we can always return to the simple pulse of the rhythm. Then we'll play the session out raising our own energy to meet that natural ebb & flow of music as it happens.

Closing - We'll have an optional chat. You can share how the class was, as well as anything new you might have learned or discovered (but again, only if you want to).

By turning up regularly to share time & space in the rhythm, we take part in something profound & simple that's existed all over the world for millennia, with our totally unique stamp on it.

Upcoming events (5)

Immersive Rhythm Day

Sixth Lewes Scout Hut,

£26.93

The Sussex Drum! Creating communities in rhythm. https://www.thesussexdrum.com ADVANCE TICKETS £25 + £1.93 Booking Fee Venue: Sixth Lewes Scout Hut, Ham Ln, Lewes, BN7 3PS Lewes Station -15mins walk Train - London Victoria to Lewes - 1hr; Drive - London to Lewes - 1hr 30mins This event is ideal for.. Anyone who wants to gather and drum with others in warm community. Anyone who wants a great introduction or a deeper dive into the world of rhythm. Anyone of any ability; a musician or novice. Anyone wanting to explore musicality & percussion as a communicator. Anyone interested in learning world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Anyone longing to feel welcome & part of a group without having to engage with words. Anyone interested in personal expression & community music. Anyone who has come to a class or event run by Jamie Morgan and wants more. A video about Immersive Rhythm: https://vimeo.com/320616667 What to expect from an Immersive Rhythm Day.. In short: A fun day diving into rhythm; Expect games, laughter, play & to take part in some really great music; We'll harness the potency of rhythm to connect, transform and empower; We'll break to share food and drinks (alcohol-free) surrounded by the Sussex Countryside. In detail: This day will be an immersive dip into the world of rhythm, community music & personal expression. With over 20 years passion and experience hand drumming as a professional, Jamie has played & learned alongside some of the foremost leaders and musicians in the field. This has fostered a deep knowledge that, irrespective of prior experience, taking part in rhythm has enormous power and potency to transform, empower & liberate all kinds of wonderful energy. On this day we’ll dip as deeply as we can into this potential together. Welcome - arriving in the space (teas & biscuits provided) Warm up - warming the hands, body and brain with simple rhythmic pattens Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening and playing! Snack Break - Yum (bring something to share & enjoy tea & biscuits) Immersive Rhythm - We’ll set an intention, and then we’ll play the day out, raising our own energy to meet the natural ebb and flow of music as it happens Closing - Optional verbal communication of thoughts, feelings, insights or appreciations to take away. By sharing time and space in the rhythm, we take part in something profound and simple that’s existed all over the world for millennia, with our own totally unique stamp on it. Practicals: Timings: 11.30am - 5.00pm Cost: ADVANCE TICKETS £25 + £1.93 Booking Fee To secure your place, you can pay in advance via paypal or card. Children under 12 years of age go free. This event is not suitable for children under 10 years of age & all children must be supervised. What to bring: - Drums & percussion will be provided, but if you would like bring your own, you are more than welcome. - Chairs -This will be a seated event & chairs will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own, please do. - Food - We invite you to bring some food to share. There will be a long break of around 50 minutes. We imagine light snacks being shared, but if you'd like to bring something more substantial then do. Teas, coffees & biscuits, as well as some dairy & plant milk will be provided. - Plates & Cutlery - Plates, cups & cutlery will be provided. - Walking Gear - beautiful countryside or the historic town of Lewes are locally accessible. If you'd like to take advantage of this before the event or in the breaks, pack comfortable walking gear. Travel: Car - sharing can be a great way to get to know people & save costs. Train - www.thetrainline.com - affordable advance tickets

ON PAUSE RE: Covid guidelines - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class)

Mercread Youth Centre,

£11.93

AVAILABLE AS A DROP-IN CLASS - £10 on door ONLINE £10 + £1.93 booking fee = £11.93 What to expect at Communities In Rhythm - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class) We have a core of around 8 regulars. They won't show up on the RSVP list. Others often drop in, we usually have at least one new face at every class :) In Short: A fun evening diving into rhythm with a welcoming community passionate about drumming; no experience necessary but advanced musicians are welcome; We'll harness the potency of rhythm to transform & empower; Expect games, laughter, play & to take part in some really great music; We'll break for shared teas & coffees (provided) In Detail: Classes will be flavoured by world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Having studied percussion alongside some of the foremost leaders & musicians in the field, Jamie's method uses basic rhythms as a foundation to develop skill & musicality, by exploring new variations whilst playing alongside others. Over time you'll probably find that you absorb some useful new techniques, an increased ability to listen & respond in rhythm & knowledge of some great sounding drum patterns. Welcome - arriving in the space Warmup - warming the hands, body & brain with simple rhythmic patterns Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening & playing! Break - tea, coffee & snacks provided

ON PAUSE RE: Covid guidelines - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class)

Mercread Youth Centre,

£11.93

AVAILABLE AS A DROP-IN CLASS - £10 on door ONLINE £10 + £1.93 booking fee = £11.93 What to expect at Communities In Rhythm - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class) We have a core of around 8 regulars. They won't show up on the RSVP list. Others often drop in, we usually have at least one new face at every class :) In Short: A fun evening diving into rhythm with a welcoming community passionate about drumming; no experience necessary but advanced musicians are welcome; We'll harness the potency of rhythm to transform & empower; Expect games, laughter, play & to take part in some really great music; We'll break for shared teas & coffees (provided) In Detail: Classes will be flavoured by world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Having studied percussion alongside some of the foremost leaders & musicians in the field, Jamie's method uses basic rhythms as a foundation to develop skill & musicality, by exploring new variations whilst playing alongside others. Over time you'll probably find that you absorb some useful new techniques, an increased ability to listen & respond in rhythm & knowledge of some great sounding drum patterns. Welcome - arriving in the space Warmup - warming the hands, body & brain with simple rhythmic patterns Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening & playing! Break - tea, coffee & snacks provided

ON PAUSE RE: Covid guidelines - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class)

Mercread Youth Centre,

£11.93

AVAILABLE AS A DROP-IN CLASS - £10 on door ONLINE £10 + £1.93 booking fee = £11.93 What to expect at Communities In Rhythm - The Seaford Drum (a weekly class) We have a core of around 8 regulars. They won't show up on the RSVP list. Others often drop in, we usually have at least one new face at every class :) In Short: A fun evening diving into rhythm with a welcoming community passionate about drumming; no experience necessary but advanced musicians are welcome; We'll harness the potency of rhythm to transform & empower; Expect games, laughter, play & to take part in some really great music; We'll break for shared teas & coffees (provided) In Detail: Classes will be flavoured by world rhythms collected over 20 years from across the globe. Having studied percussion alongside some of the foremost leaders & musicians in the field, Jamie's method uses basic rhythms as a foundation to develop skill & musicality, by exploring new variations whilst playing alongside others. Over time you'll probably find that you absorb some useful new techniques, an increased ability to listen & respond in rhythm & knowledge of some great sounding drum patterns. Welcome - arriving in the space Warmup - warming the hands, body & brain with simple rhythmic patterns Foundations - learning rhythms, dropping into listening & playing! Break - tea, coffee & snacks provided

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