Introduction to Frame Drumming: A Hands-On Experience with Glen Velez
Learn how to play the frame drum using the three basic sounds of the drum, as well as typical Arabic rhythms. This style of teaching uses a simple and fun way to approach group or community drumming. We will also explore "drum language," an ancient use of the voice that allows each student to remember and easily play new rhythms. Glen Velez will demonstrate his unique style of drumming derived from South Indian, Central Asian, Arabic, and South Italian traditions.
No experience necessary, drums provided.
Glen Velez, a four-time Grammy Award recipient, has played a seminal role over the last 25 years by introducing the frame drum to modern audiences. He has taught extensively worldwide, investigating the healing properties of drumming and sound. As a master teacher, he has developed his own approach, called The Handance Method, incorporating voice and body movement into learning to play the frame drum. His most recent recording is Rhythms of the Chakras, Volume 2. www.glenvelez.com | www.myspace.com/glenvelez