Drumming is about sound. And it is also about silence.
In Whole Person Drumming, Zorina Wolf shares her passion for drumming and the heartfelt community it can create. With plenty of stories from her own journey as student and teacher, she offers exercises for all learning styles, with accompanying videos.
Wolf studied for fourteen years with Babatunde Olatunji, the great Nigerian drummer, and has taught drumming for more than twenty years. In her own accessible, personal style she teaches basic techniques: the drums language of bass, tone, and slap; how to build stamina; how to find the rhythm in your body through stepping or speaking rhythm syllables. Here you will learn how to hear the silence between the beats, how to turn rhythm into meditation as you practice samba, conga, kpanlogo, and more.
Zorina Wolf is the founder of Village Heartbeat (http://www.villageheartbeat.com/) and developer of the Whole Person Drumming® curricula. She is an advanced TaKeTiNa leader and pan-African drum teacher. Through Village Heartbeat, she is offers a variety of workshops in the US, Canada, Malaysia, and elsewhere.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- I have a family member who loves to play the drums, just for fun. He enjoys everything about the experience so when I read this book, I knew right away that it was going to be a gift. The book is perfect for all ages and skill levels. It brings so much more than the art of drumming to life and is written in a more personal heartfelt tone.