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Jammin! Mad Drum Circle Skills: Hand Drumming Foundations
Looking to get started learning to drum, or to improve your basic abilities and move more towards Intermediate skills? This class is appropriate for Beginner to Intermediate players, on ANY STYLE of Hand Drum or Percussion Instrument! Join us weekly for a fun introduction to the foundational skills and concepts of Worldbeat Hand Drumming including hand technique, listening, polyrhythmic structure, and relating to Clave and Downbeat. Our goal is to impart correct hand technique for the instruments and teach you to think polyrhythmically, allowing your expressive and improvisational skills to organically evolve. Bring your own drum or use one of our class drums! We will focus on getting you the basics of technique on your instrument, and then we will work on various drills, rhythmic counting and voicing techniques, Call-and-Response exercises, and then we will construct a unique polyrhythmic orchestration each week, teaching basic worldbeat cadences and the principles of transformation that underlie the great rhythm traditions! This allows us to to teach the Musicality of Community Drumming. The traditions of Worldbeat percussion evolved to facilitate a village of players cooperating to create coherent collaborative rhythms, where everyone uniquely contributes and everyone’s contribution is felt. It is this concerted effort that gives these rhythms their community-building potential. This is a 2 Hour class for $15.00 (!); six-class cards are available for $80.00. Tickets may be purchased at: About Wolf: Martin “Wolf” Murphy, M.A. (English), RYT has been studying, instructing, facilitating drum circles, and storytelling with the drum for decades. He has incorporated a wide diversity of tribal instruments (as well as found and created ones) into his performances and recordings. He has completed the Remo Health Rhythms Facilitator training; is a Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities, and recorded from coast to coast. He has recently published The Encyclopedia of World Rhythms, Vol. 1 2nd. Edition (2013/16); and with co-teacher Dale Lynn Pearsall, is working on The Encyclopedia of World Rhythms, Vol. 2 for release in 2017. He is a founding member of numerous percussion ensembles including Orlando’s Umoja; SHREDD!, and his current project, Flammable Babylon. He has played with Red Shift Mantra; Mizna; Gypsy Caravan and the G.C. Remix Band, The Manteis Project, Chicago Aissawa; Tam Tam Congo, Tam Tam Africa, the Legendary JCs, Liberation 44, and more. In 2012 he 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 and treatments using instrumentation including rattles, singing bowls, bells, and gongs. He has studied with master drummers from West Africa, the Congo, the Middle East and more. He has trained on ngoma, djembe, and dunun, as well as Arabic/North African tabla, riqq, and frame drums. He produced, directed, and performed in the award-winning “The Extraordinary Fila” for the 2005–06 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festivals. As a P.U.R.E. (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) Drum Facilitator he helped found both the Orlando, FL and Portland, OR chapters. He also founded a “Drums Not Drugs” program in Orlando, FL to present drumming as a community and self-esteem building exercise for at-risk and challenged youth at counseling centers and in various schools.

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119 N. Woodland Blvd. · Deland, FL

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We are here to help people rediscover and explore the deep relationship with the rhythmic universe that permeates every aspect of our lives. For those that have already made this profound discovery, WELCOME! The purpose of a drum circle is to give participants an in the moment experience of their own rhythmic spirit and power. If you have never experienced "the moment" join us for our next Drum Circle Meetup! The Central Florida Drum Circle Meetup exists to promote and connect people of all ages, religions, cultures and walks of life to the various rhythm and sound healing events taking place in and around Central Florida. If you know about a local drum circle event not listed on our calendar, contact the organizers so we can work with you to inform the community about new opportunities.

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