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Re: Hey. Damos » Sigismund » susan47

Posted by Damos on April 26, 2009, at 19:06:59

In reply to Re: Hey. Damos, posted by susan47 on April 23, 2009, at 2:10:29

Hi Sigi, Susan,

What did I like about the drumming workshop...everything!

Being me I was wound up tight as could be and very nearly didn't go. But it was fabulous, so much fun, and the sound of 15 of us drumming together (when we got our act together) was just amazing.  We chanted, drummed (on Djembes, Duns and Bugaraboos), played various other percussion instruments (shakers, bells and clapping sticks etc), played different rhythm parts and laughed and laughed.  It really was one of the best things I've ever done.  And the best part?  Absolutely no experience or talent required, somehow your inner funky thing just emerges (well kinda).

At the end we jammed for 5 or 10 minutes, a couple of people playing the rhythms we'd been taught on their drums, the rest playing the other pecussion instruments just however felt right or clapping or whatever and it was wondrous and kinda magical what emerged.

Sigi, all the fear was totally unwarranted. The group was a broad mix of ages, none of us had ever tried anything like it before and they were just nice people. I think it was Glasser who said that fun was a fundamental human need and he was right. And this was just plain fun. Completely losing the plot and your arms tying themselves in pretzels and then sitting there with your hands in the air like radar dishes trying to pick up the beat again, was both funny and fun and everyone was in the same boat.

It was one of those rare times when that negative voice in my head fell completely silent after about the first ten minutes or so.




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