How to Facilitate a Drum Circle

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    1. Introduction to the Drum Circle
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    Want to join or start your own drum circle? This lesson by Kalani describes the need for a musical approach, defines main requirements, and more.

    Want to join or start your own drum circle? This lesson by Kalani describes the need for a musical approach, defines main requirements, and more.

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    2. History of the Drum Circle
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    Where did drum circles start? What makes them unique from other forms of community drumming? This lesson covers the history and context of drum circles.

    Where did drum circles start? What makes them unique from other forms of community drumming? This lesson covers the history and context of drum circles.

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    3. Drum Circle Leading Techniques | Part 1
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    Leading the way in your local drum circle? In this lesson, part one of three, you’ll learn three important techniques for facilitating community expression.

    Leading the way in your local drum circle? In this lesson, part one of three, you’ll learn three important techniques for facilitating community expression.

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    4. Drum Circle Leading Techniques | Part 2
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    In this lesson for drum circle leaders, part two of three, learn how to facilitate musical partnerships, increase energy, and reduce volume and tempo.

    In this lesson for drum circle leaders, part two of three, learn how to facilitate musical partnerships, increase energy, and reduce volume and tempo.

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    5. Drum Circle Leading Techniques | Part 3
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    In the third part of this series on techniques for leading a drum circle, learn how to teach with indirect involvement and lead by musical example.

    In the third part of this series on techniques for leading a drum circle, learn how to teach with indirect involvement and lead by musical example.

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13 Comments
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Anita U
Thank you! I´m going to start a circle of medicine drums inBucaramanga, Colombia. Regards.
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Richard C
Outstanding lesson! Is this course available for CMTE's?
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Alex L
Fantastic lesson! This did very well to remind me what the circle is really all about.
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Tim K
Just getting going as a facilitator. This helped a lot. Thanks.
Kalani Music
Thank you Tim. Best wishes!
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Rich E
Great summary! I deeply appreciate your message about the importance of providing a democratic setting for making music!
Kalani Music
Thank you! Yes, in this setting, it's important to make sure everyone has a say.
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