Month: June 2019

6 Evidence – Based Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul

Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo (© 2016 GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more fromGreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here From slowing the decline in fatal brain disease, to generating a sense of oneness with one another and the universe, drumming’s …

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7 Ways Taking Up The Drums Will Improve Your Life

by Alex Morris (Reposted from Percussion is an exciting and health boosting activity which is noted by the scientific community for its ability to alleviate modern day stresses. Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks states in Musicophilia all humans, “can perceive music, perceive tones, timbre, pitch, intervals, melodic contours, harmony, and (perhaps most elementally) rhythm. We …

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Group Drumming

Learning to play traditional forms of music in a group I believe is the most accessible and quickest way for beginners to start experiencing the music making process. Traditional forms of music requires many people to play in unison in order to complete the drum kit where as contemporary forms usually have one main drummer. …

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A beginners guide to Meditation Back in college, studying physiology in the pre-med program at UC Davis, the competition was fierce. The intensity of 500 ‘red hot’ students, striving to become the next doctor or veterinarian, invigorated me. There was so much information to learn. I needed something to help give me an edge, to …

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Rhythm Ambassadors – school assemblies and residencies

Arturo Rodriguez & the Rhythm Ambassadors visit Grandview. Arturo Rodriguez & the Rhythm Ambassadors visited Smith, McClure & HT on Jan. 30-Feb. 1. During Rodriguez’s visit he met with every grade level at each school for about 20 to 30 minutes each. During the visit he taught students a few simple dance steps and a …

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Clave is the Key

(Excerpt from the self-study book entitled Tradtional Afro Cuban Concepts in Contemporary Music Rhythms for Drum Kit, Multiply Congas, Timbales and Bongo, by Arturo Rodriguez – Mel Bay Publications) Clave There are many styles of music in the world that use twelve and sixteen-space matrix’s to create rhythm. So what separates one from another? The …

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An accomplished musician, author, teacher, and DJ, Arturo has performed worldwide, sharing the stage with such music legends as Tito Puente, Dave Valentin, Paul Horn, Pete Escovedo, Brandi Carlile, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and many more.
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