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HOW DO I CHOOSE A DRUM CIRCLE – WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DRUM CIRCLES?

Choosing a drum circle, may depend on the outcome you’re looking for from your drum circle, so first you might want to consider what outcome you’d like first. Or consider the different types and then work out which one best suits you. Drum circles are generally quite different from attending a ‘drum class’ for example. At Dindindi Drums we provide regular community classes that take a number of weeks to learn and create a multipart African based rhythm. This would be quite different from what we might create at a drum circle, and whilst look a little more like the ethno specific drum circle below, focus more on the learning and technique improvement. There are many sources of information on the various types of drum circles, and they come under many varied names, but they mostly look like the following: COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLES: These tend to be held in a public space (we like to hold ours at the beach over summer) and are more of an open jam style. Instruments are either supplied, or you can bring your own, and the group aims to be about connection and fun. They are often more of an entertainment value in that it’s a wonderful way to spend some time with other participants, creating something collaboratively that requires no experience or musical ability. Within this category, the level of facilitation (i.e. the person out the front leading the group), may be high or low in nature. Where it’s high, the group is generally pushed along on a direction that is fed by the facilitator. The facilitation is important, because they need...