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Hoop/Frame/Shaman Drum Building Workshop at Crystal Gaze
Come build your own Shaman (Hoop) Frame Drum! This is a fantastically primal experience and you will not only craft your own spiritual instrument but will learn some of the technique and lore associated with this style of Healing Drum. All materials are included. Your frame can be either multi-ply Maple (domestic) or solid bentwood Mulberry (imported). You select the type of rawhide drum head you want; the rawhide lacing used to attach your head will most likely be Horse (for strength) and the lace to create the handle will match your selection of hide if possible, but we make it a point to use as much of every hide as possible by cutting all scrap into lace so it may vary. You will personally mount your rawhide drum head and craft your handle from the lacing on the back. Hoops under 16" MUST be crafted from Deer skin (or upgraded to Elk or Moose, IF we can get thinner hides for the smaller hoops.) You may currently select Calf/Cow, Deer, Goat or Camel hide for your instrument—please include a note with your order letting us know your top 2 preferences (Hides can be very seasonal!). Other hides (Moose, Elk) are available at an additional cost; contact us to order these so we can check availability and price. For Photos please click on the ticket link. Please sign up at the website below and choose which drum you would like to build for yourself. Note, you MUST Preregister by 10/31/18 so that we can have all the correct materials on hand, and we are limited to 12 prepaid participants. Tickets: Hide Characteristics Calf/Cow: Medium tones. These skins tend to be somewhat translucent which gives a very cool appearance, especially around fires. :) Camel: Good tonal range, more resistant than other hides to humidity changes in tone. Deer: Higher pitched tonality; beautiful white/golden hues. Elk: Very similar to deer but tends to be thicker, so deeper in tone. Goat: Deeper tones; we use African Goat hide which is hand-scraped to remove hair which can leave beautiful patterns on the hide. Moose: Very similar to deer but tends to be slightly darker hued and thicker, thus deeper in tone. About Wolf: Wolf Murphy, M.A. (English), RYT and Owner of The JAMMIN! Shop, has been instructing, facilitating drum circles, and storytelling with the drum for decades. He has incorporated a wide diversity of instruments (as well as found and created ones) into his performances and recordings. He is a Remo Health Rhythms Trained Facilitator; a Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities, and recorded from coast to coast. Wolf completed Shine On Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and has done numerous workshops incorporating drumming for brainwave entrainment with yogic practice, as well as continuing ongoing vibrational energy cleansings (Gong Flow Meditation) and treatments using instrumentation including rattles, singing bowls, bells, and gongs.

Crystal Gaze LLC

213 Frank Lloyd Wright Way · Lakeland