Together in Rhythm
A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music
Book and DVD
This resource for schools, recreational facilities, music stores, camps and retreats, health-care centers, and homes helps you create compelling rhythm-based events for groups of all kinds. Achieve immediate success through this comprehensive and effective approach to integrative music making. Explore the creative potential of your participants with curriculum-ready activities, resources, and innovative ideas. Help participants gain essential life skills: creative thinking, active listening, teamwork, self-direction, and communication. Improve your leadership abilities, intuition, and presentation skills as you develop intriguing rhythm-based programs.
Icons throughout the book help you find quick references for general information on drum circle music, organizational and technical aspects, stories and personal aspects, or creative and inspirational aspects. Share the magic of Kalani's dynamic facilitation style through the included interactive DVD, complete with activities, games, instrument guide, and inspirational interviews.
About the Author; Acknowledgements; Introduction.
What Is a Drum Circle: What Does a Facilitator Do, Are There Different Kinds of Drum Circles, Why Drums, What Is Drum Circle Music, Who Can Become a Drum Circle Music Facilitator.
Philosophy & Approach: Inclusion, Cooperation, Appreciation.
Making Music: The Instruments, Everyone Can Make Music, Modes of Play, Modes of Interaction, The Groove.
Facilitation Techniques: Body Language, Drum Circle Music Iconography, Setting a Cue, Grouping Cues, Action Cues, Dynamic Cues, Combination Cues, Focus Cues.
Drum Circle Activities: Adding Timbre Groups, Groove & Echo, To Voices & Back, Orbit Echo, Orbit Answer, Groove Pass.
Presenting a Drum Circle: Preparation, Setting the Circle, Inclusion, Cooperation, Appreciation, After the Circle.
Tuning the Circle: The 3-Fold Circle, The Physical Circle, The Circle of Music, The Circle of Spirit, Aligning the 3-Fold Circle, Personal Connections, Getting to Know You- Applying the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Music Games: Rumble Ball, Let's All Play Our Drum, Signals- Hands, Pieces of 8.
Specific Populations: Community Circles for the General Public, Educational Circles for Children, Training & Development Circles for Corporate Groups, Health & Wellness Circles for Therapy or Fitness; Final Thoughts.
Appendices: Instrument Guide, Instrument Quick Reference Chart, Building an Instrument Kit, Rhythm Basics, Table of DCMI Symbols, DCM Training Programs, The National Standards for Music Education.