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Drum Circle presented by Mike Arturi

  • Lorraine Park 756 3rd Avenue South South Saint Paul, MN, 55075 United States (map)
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Join Teaching Artist Mike Arturi at Lorraine Park for a Drum Circle! Mike begins by showing how to play the two basic tones of ‘low and high’ on the drum along with the basic hand pattern of alternating right and left.

This is followed by an introduction to the ‘START & STOP’, ‘I PLAY - YOU PLAY’ (call and response), ‘RUMBLE’ (drum roll) and some basic hand directions Mike as the facilitator, uses to keep the groove going: (‘loud to soft’ volume control and a signal to ‘keep playing’ used in layering rhythm exercises). These simple techniques are a “Spark to Learning” as participants express themselves, play together, support each other in various rhythm games and realize success in learning and a sense of accomplishment all while “having fun with the drum!”