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Beginning Hand Drumming (Click for details)
Air and Fire -- Nov 20, 2011 --

Beginning Hand Drumming 

: Sundays - 11/20, 11/27, 12/11, 12/18

Time: 2:30 - 4 pm
Drum circle/music jam will follow the class! (open to anyone)  

You'll learn...

Basic technique for djembe, ashiko, and conga types of drums:
How to hold and position your drum
How to get the proper sounds from your drum and really make it sing
How play for hours without getting tired or hurtin' your paws

We'll learn to play some traditional African rhythms and songs, as well as a bit of the culture behind them, and perhaps some other rhythms/songs by request

Advanced Technique:
What to do if you lose the rhythm you’re playing or get lost
How to sit down and make a positive contribution to a rhythm that's already happening (such as at a drum circle or music jam), even if you don't have the technical ability to play what others are playing

Price: $60 for the 4-class series, paid by the first class, or $20/class drop-in

Limit: First 12 students to register (due to space)
To Reserve Your Spot:  Call 831-338-7567, or email

Please let us know in advance (ASAP) if you have don't have access to a djembe, ashiko, or conga type drum

 A carpool is available from Palo Alto and points South. E-mail or call us for more info.

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