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.
There are rhythms that appear throughout the world, in different countries and styles of music. Learning how to recognize and reproduce these rhythms is something that percussionists do as part of their craft. Playing rhythms and music requires that we learn how to create grooves, and that requires that we tune in to micro-timing and the feel of the music. Even playing the shaker can be a deeply musical act. Learn how to get started and make progress in this episode. Kalani also talks about the Therapeutic Drumming Course and World Drum Club at YouTube and Patreon. <P>
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There are so many benefits that can be gained from participating in musical experience, from boosting a mindfulness practice to creating lasting friendships. Music is more than entertainmentâ€“it’s a way to increase our enjoyment of life and reach our full potential as humans. In order to get the most out of music, we have to understand what makes it beneficial and help train people to deliver therapeutic experiences that are informed, thoughtful, and designed for success. This is why the Therapeutic Drumming course was created. It’s for people who believe in the transformational power of music and who want to help others experiences the benefits.
You can learn directly from Kalani, an experienced teacher, musician, and music therapist, while also studying with some of the most trusted names in the field.
Visit the Therapeutic Drumming Network website to find out more about Therapeutic Drumming.
Visit ExpertCEUs.com to register.Â Spaces are limited to keep quality high. Registrations are accepted on a first-come first served basis.
The Native American flute is an amazing instrument that millions of people enjoy playing – all over the world. Now YOU can experience the beauty and magic of this scared instrument right here in Southern California. My friend and co-teacher, Clint Goss, present the third-annal Flute Harvest, Native Flute Retreat at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA.
Beginners through advanced players are welcome to attend this 5-day flute and music experience in the hill of Los Angeles. Great food, wonderful people, and inspiring music. Find out more at the Flute Harvest website.
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This is a simple game you can play with just about any group of people. What I like about this game, is you don’t need any instruments! You can use voices or sound effects, which makes this musical game super portable and easy to present just about anywhere. It works really well as an ice-breaker or energizer, and it’s perfect for groups where the members are just getting to know each other. Tip: This game is best played with medium-size groups (10-20). If you use it in a larger group, it may take quite a while before everyone gets a turn and some people might not even get the sound passed to them! So, use it wisely and have fun tossing sounds!
For more like this, see the DRUM FUN – Musical Games for Groups DVD
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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Join me this Spring for a Complete Guide to world Drumming.
This course is for students and teachers and provides 2 graduate continuing education credits.Â Many teachers use the credit earned in online courses to advance on their district pay scale, or to renew their licensure.
7595 A Complete Guide to World Drumming
Music educators are expected to teach more than just band instruments and music. World music is an important and requested genre at all points in music education, yet many educators feel they do not receive enough training and experience to successfully teach the various instruments and music styles that fall under this broad category. This course takes you through a musical tour of popular ‘world music’ instruments and genres with video and audio examples of popular percussion instruments, bands and real-world applications. No playing experience is required. Students will be evaluated on knowledge of instruments, rhythms and styles of music. This course serves as a primer for live world drumming training and an expansion to a current world drumming curriculum.
About the instructor.
Kalani DasÂ is a certified Orff-Schulwerk music educator, Board-Certified Music Therapist and professional musician who has played and recorded with talents such as; Barry Manilow, Yanni, Kenny Loggins, Rod Stuart, and others. He is a frequently requested clinician at MENC conferences and presents workshops and in- service programs for music educators in the US and abroad. Kalani is the author of over twelve books and numerous educational videos. He is the founder of the Developmental Community Music approach and currently provides music therapy services for adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Specialties include: percussion, ukulele, native flute, and music improvisation.
We found this review of the Flute Mastery DVD on AMAZON!
When I bought my flute I also purchased Jeff Ball’s instructional book/CD ‘Trailhead of the American Courting Flute’, which was a good introduction. After playing around with the basic techniques flute for a couple of years, I wanted to expand my techniques to explore and bring new levels of expression to my playing. As a visual learned I appreciate seeing and hearing the techniques, so I bought Kalani Das’ ‘Flute Mastery’ DVD – it was just what I was looking for so I’m very happy with the purchase and what I’m learning.
Kalani does not go into the origins of the native american flute or music theory (although he use some basic theory in naming styles of play). Rather, the DVD is a comprehensive review and instruction on techniques / music making and has 6 chapters:
– Finger techniques
– Breath techniques
– Tongue techniques
– Voice techniques
– Styles of play
– Musical Inspiration
Some of the techniques are familiar, some are variations, and some completely unexpected. Many of the finger and breath will be familiar but Kalani adds to the repertoire with simple examples and good explanations. Other techniques are ones that I’ve never heard or seen before. The voice techniques, for example, were an unexpected surprise that I’ve not seen before – I don’t know how much I’ll use them but they show the possibilities I hadn’t imagined. The Musical Inspiration chapter is ‘short but sweet’ and reviews how one might use visual inspiration and aural inspiration.
What I love about the native american flute is that it’s easy and fun to play. Kalani’s ‘Flute Mastery’ has inspired me to continue to explore and express myself. Highly recommended.
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Kalani shares three powerful ways you can help any group of people feel more conformable, more confident, and more authentic in any creative process. Some of ways we can facilitate success include:
- Creating a safe and supportive environmentÂ
- Selecting instruments and music that ensures congruency and success.
- Using techniques and strategies that allow participants to be themselves and feel authentic.
Other things you can try include:
- Asking participants what they need. (Finding out how to serve)
- Asking for help reaching certain goals or objectives. (Empower them!)
- Following the path of creativity, even when it’s not on your map!
- Supporting the creative contributions, suggestions, and actions of your participants.
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Special note: Portions of this podcast include music by Layne Redmond. Please visit layneredmond.com and support her memory by supporting her life work – and keeping her in your hearts and music. website