There are several different ways for serious students to learn and to study traditional and folkloric drumming from other countries. Today I am going to talk about two different approaches, completely different and both are valid in my book. We can try to be universal, find commonality and study the underlying principles and basic structures of different types of hand drumming.This means studying different styles from different countries. Often there are different hand patterns, playing techniques, arrangements and language or what I like to call “languaging”. The other style of learning is the one thing at a time approach. One style from one place.Each style or type of learning has it’s pluses and minuses and it really depends on you, who you are as a musician and drummer. In the …
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You have just been to your first drum circle and you are fully charged up and excited to play drums. Or maybe you have been to several drum circles or drumming events. It was fun and exciting to play your drum with other people. You want to do it more and more. So what happens next? Maybe you are having fun playing in your home to a CD, DVD, iTunes or by yourself at the beach.