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With a venerable history as a healing art, it’s no surprise that scientists are now finding measurable positive immune-system changes following one-hour drumming sessions.

With a venerable history as a healing art, it’s no surprise that scientists are now finding measurable positive immuneWith The Healing Drum Kit, internationally acclaimed music therapist Christine Stevens shows you how to use the art of drumming to ignite your creativity, release tension and anxiety, exercise the body, and communicate with a power beyond words.
The Healing Drum Kit includes:

  • A quality 10″ REMOT frame drum
  • 24 Rhythm Cards featuring World Rhythms from Africa to Japan; Life Rhythms for whole-body healing; and Spirit Rhythms that liberate creative energy
  • 2 CDs of music for solo play or “drum circle jams”
  • Spiral-bound study guide with scientific evidence on drumming for wellness, drum blessings from various traditions, playing tips, resources for starting a drum circle, and more

Whether relaxing to the gentle lub-dub of a heartbeat, exploring sacred rhythms from around the globe, or simply drumming away stress, people of all ages will experience and enjoy the full spectrum of this ancient art, with The Healing Drum Kit.

Product Details

Misc. Supplies:

78 pages

Publisher:

Sounds True (July 1, 2005)

Language:

English

ISBN-10:

1591792789

ISBN-13:

978-1591792789

Product Dimensions:

10.6 x 2.6 x 10.1 inches

About The Author

Christine Stevens

As director of Music Therapy and Wellness Programs at Remo Drum Company and through her own company UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine has led music and wellness seminars internationally in places including Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, England, and the USA. For more about Christine, visit her website at www.ubdrumcircles.com.

Christine Stevens calls herself an “over-educated” drummer. She holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC & PBS, and the movie Discover the Gift. Christine trains individuals world-wide in using music for spirituality, health, wellness, and personal growth. She has led drum circles in places like northern Iraq for peace-making and Ground Zero for healing. She is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. www.ubdrumcircles.com

User Reviews

This kit works on several levels. At one level, it is an introduction to drumming as a healing practice, and how to use drumming to sustain and enhance one's health. At another level, it is an excellent introduction to drumming practice- offering progressive steps and assistance. I particularly like that the author speaks the drum beat pattern out loud on the CD and then plays it. I also like that there are cards showing you visually what the drum beat patterns are. I really believe the author has paid attention to multiple learning modalities (hearing or sight dominant, etc.).

At another level it is an introduction to world drumming. There are two CDs that come with this kit. The first CD is somewhat meditative. The second one will challenge you to play with world beat sound tracks. Awesome.

Additionally, the drum is small and compact enough to take with you on trips and perhaps even to a drum circle. My djembe is big, heavy and awkward to navigate with. My doumbek has a ceramic base and I am always afraid I am going to break it if I chance leaving the house with it. But this little drum I would, and probably will, take anywhere. Consider it the iPod of drums.

While the drum cannot be tuned, it is basic and functional. While the CD does not include video segments, what do you want for $31.00 ?

For the price this is an awesome kit to learn with and to play with. I am enjoying it so much. I bet you would too.

Renee Aubuchon | March 2006