Kalani teaches a special rhythm used in Afro-Cuban music. It’s called the Afro-Cuban 12/8 bell pattern and it might pose a challenge for you if you’re not at least a little experienced in drumming and work music. After listening to the podcast, make sure to visit the WORLD DRUM CLUB YouTube channel and subscribe. Then make you way over tot he WDC Patreon Site and become a Patron! Patrons are important because they’re the ones who make World Drum Club possible. WDC is a 100% viewer-supported channel and all contributions go directly to the creation of new educational media – for YOU and others who are interested in WORLD DRUMMING.
This episode gives you a few resources for producing better audio and videos to share with your fan, students, friends, and family. Kalani gives you two ways to create therapeutic drumming experiences for yourself and others. You learn about rhythmic breathing, also called resonant breathing, as well as a mindfulness-based approach to active music making for health and wellness outcomes, reducing stress, and increasing a sense of wellbeing.
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This video demonstrates a variety of easy songs that lend themselves to group drumming. I use these with group of all kinds, from music education in the classroom, to music therapy with groups. You can make them your own by changing up the lyrics and musical elements. Let me know if you find these useful and make sure to subscribe to my website news and YouTube channel.
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Kalani defines and describes the drum circle in this LIVE episode. A drum circle is a form of community drumming where the participants are free to co-create music through an improvisational process, leading to a product of community value. Drum circles have been around since the late 1950 and early 1960’s as a form a recreational music making, defined by their inclusive and open nature. The term is an American one, given to groups of people who come together to create in-the-moment music for personal enjoyment.
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“TIAN” (energy, spring, or heaven)
This is my personal story of my struggle with dyslexia, how I became discouraged with school, and how I came to believe that I couldn’t do the work until my musical experiences help me rebuild my self-concept. This podcast is dedicated to those brave people who have overcome a learning disorder and come to live rewarding lives.
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Kalani LIVE Episode #15 explores two types of play, coordinated and cooperative, and introduces a new song about Summer. Consider registering for the Summer DCM Course and learn how to create and facilitate community drumming and music making in general by visiting the DCM website when you’re done listening ot this PODCAST.
It’s Summer Song
Everyone LOVES Summer so why not sing about it! You can learn and download this song for FREE – and enter to win a CD
YOU can win aÂ Rhythm Spirit CDÂ by writing and submitting your own lyrics for the song. Just send your ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 23rd, 2013.
Download Â the music for “It’s Summer.” Â Â It’s Summer in C.
Here’s an example of a COORDINATED PLAY experience in the form of Guided Interactive Drumming. Notice that the facilitator is structuring, directing, and leading the kids through a number of different tasks to achieve the desired outcomes. He is also explaining how to think about their actions and what they represent and mean. This example features Kenya Masala, an X8 Interactive Drumming Facilitator.
Here’s an example of a Community Drum Circle, which is a COOPERATIVE PLAY experience where everyone is making their own choices about what they play, how they play, and even IF they play. Notice that there are some people playing, some listening, and some are dancing.
To learn more about facilitating drum circles, guided interactive drumming, and HOW to design a PROGRAM that reaches specific goals for any type of population, attend the Summer DCM course in Los Angeles with Kalani. Visit PLAYSINGLAUGH.COM now.
In this episode, Kalani examines ways we can each embody the student archetype or spirit as we deepen our skills as a facilitator. It doesn’t matter what you are facilitating, learning and becoming a student of your art is at the core of facilitation. Some of the concepts included in this episode are: Personal development and self-study, Observation and both a facilitator and participant, Using peer and participant feedback, and Creating opportunities for others to take the lead and become their own teachers. The Art of Facilitation is the focus of this year’s Developmental Community Music training program in L9s Angeles, July 22-26, (2013). To find our more and register for this unique and powerful course, visit playsibnglaugh.com. ï¿½Be sure to listen to the previous five episodes in this series.
Kalani discusses the Art of Facilitation from the perspective of being an Observer. Key aspects include; Being in the moment, taking an objective view, steeping outside of the process, and practicing mindfulness. Learn about all eight aspects of facilitation in this eight-part series based in the Developmental Community Music approach. Find out more at http://playsinglaugh.com.
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In part 2 of this eight-part series, Kalani discusses aspects of the Teacher archetype, as it relates to the Art of Facilitation using the Developmental Community Music approach. Topics in this episode include: having knowledge of the particular area, asking the right questions, connecting past knowledge with in-the-moment learning, saying ‘Yes’ more than anything else, being open to learning from one’s students, and keeping an attitude based in appreciation and humility. Find more at kalanimusic.com.
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The popular DVD set, Drum Fun! – Musical Games for Groups, is now available for the iPad.
The iBook includes written instructions for presenting each game and includes video so you can see the games being played by a group of participants.
Now available on the iTunes bookstore for the very low price of $12.99!
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The Drum Fun! iBook contains all the same activities as the 2-DVD set and features Modifications, Extensions, and Notes for each game. You also get Presentation Tips and Notes for Music Educators, Music Therapists, and Community Music Facilitators. Search the iTunes store for “Drum Fun!” Watch samples of the DVD here.
The iBook version is perfect for anyone who wants to add to their drum circles, musical parties, corporate team building events, socializers and energizers for meetings and gatherings, and any occasion where the main goal is to create musical experiences that bring people together in a fun and social way.
- Rumble Ball
- Flocks in Socks
- Number Walk
- I Am the Drum!
- Sound Toss
- Drum Stories
- Sound Compass
- Day at the Museum
- Where’s Froggy?
- Let’s All ____!
- Music Pads
- Let’s All Play!
- Drum Call
- Pieces of Eight
- Rhythm Canon
- Let’s All Move!
- Ships in the Night
- Four on the Floor
- Musical Mystery