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The Maitreya Mountain Community Drum Circle

Category: Nature / Animals
Takes place near Gasquet, CA in the Six River National Forest, where the connection to nature can inspire creativity. It's a fun entry-level learning experience that is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. Drum Circle participants express themselves collectively by using a chorus of tuned drums, percussion, and vocals to create a musical song together while having a great time. People play improvised rhythms. Music is created in the moment. Instead of a teacher, there is a facilitator – Michael John Gabriel. It's a dynamic introduction into rhythm participation and the use percussion instruments. Many seasoned hand drummers received their first inspiration in drum circles.
In the words of Mickey Hart: “The Drum Circle is a huge jam session. The ultimate goal is not precise rhythmic articulation or perfection of patterned structure, but the ability to entrain and reach the state of a group mind. It is built on cooperation in the groove, but with little reference to any classic styles. So this is a work in constant progress, a phenomenon of the new rhythm culture emerging here in the West.”
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Years Experience: 11