The Art And Heart Of Drum Circles

Author: Christine Stevens
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0634050664
Size: 10.32 MB
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(Book). In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even a play-along CD, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends." "Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming "This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement What you'll learn: . The science of entrainment . The drum circle duality . How to advertise and set up your drum circle . Recommended drums and percussion instruments . Eight basic facilitation cues . Seven essential skills of facilitation . Making arrangements in-the-moment . Facilitation using a melody instrument . Creating sound-scapes with new drummers . How to cover the basics of hand drumming . Starting and maintaining the groove . Designing your program . Facilitating from a place of musical joy! . Creating metaphors and meaning

The Geometry Of Musical Rhythm

Author: Godfried T. Toussaint
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466512030
Size: 16.86 MB
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The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good? is the first book to provide a systematic and accessible computational geometric analysis of the musical rhythms of the world. It explains how the study of the mathematical properties of musical rhythm generates common mathematical problems that arise in a variety of seemingly disparate fields. For the music community, the book also introduces the distance approach to phylogenetic analysis and illustrates its application to the study of musical rhythm. Accessible to both academics and musicians, the text requires a minimal set of prerequisites. Emphasizing a visual geometric treatment of musical rhythm and its underlying structures, the author—an eminent computer scientist and music theory researcher—presents new symbolic geometric approaches and often compares them to existing methods. He shows how distance geometry and phylogenetic analysis can be used in comparative musicology, ethnomusicology, and evolutionary musicology research. The book also strengthens the bridge between these disciplines and mathematical music theory. Many concepts are illustrated with examples using a group of six distinguished rhythms that feature prominently in world music, including the clave son. Exploring the mathematical properties of good rhythms, this book offers an original computational geometric approach for analyzing musical rhythm and its underlying structures. With numerous figures to complement the explanations, it is suitable for a wide audience, from musicians, composers, and electronic music programmers to music theorists and psychologists to computer scientists and mathematicians. It can also be used in an undergraduate course on music technology, music and computers, or music and mathematics.

An Encyclopedia Of Shamanism

Author: Christina Pratt
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404210407
Size: 20.53 MB
Format: PDF
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Provides a cross-cultural overview of shamanism. Includes short essays on general themes as well as entries that focus on cultural groups and practices found in various geographical regions, both historically and presently.

Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World

Author: John Shepherd
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826463227
Size: 13.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.

Mutiges Tr Umen

Author: Alberto Villoldo
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641212087
Size: 10.48 MB
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Carlos Castaneda trifft Rhonda Byrne – schamanische Techniken, um eine bessere Welt zu kreieren Unser Leben ist nichts als ein Traum, und die Welt ist, was wir durch unsere Gedanken und Vorstellungen ins Dasein hinein träumen. Schamanen traditioneller Naturvölker wussten dies, und sie erfanden Techniken, um ihre Realität zu verändern. Bestseller-Autor Alberto Villoldo studierte 25 Jahre lang die spirituellen Praktiken der Schamanen im Amazonas- und Andengebiet. Seine Forschungsergebnisse trug er in diesem wahrhaft "traumhaften" Arbeitsbuch zusammen, das seine Leser zu inspirieren vermag wie kaum ein anderes.