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The voice and the drum are like a hand and a glove. Light intuitive drumming naturally supports vocal toning, without the need to learn complex traditional rhythms or meters. For those who want more, deeper rhythm training is fun with Play Along recordings.
Frame drums are often preferred to compliment vocal toning, due to their light sound, variety of tones, and portability. But George’s “universal hand drum techniques” easily transfer to any and all other hand drums.
For thousands of years, many cultures have used wordless vocable syllables to “talk like a drum.” It is easier to first chant a rhythm with the voice, and then imitate that pattern on a drum. Beyond drumming, Drum Talk opens up the voice, which opens up creativity, confidence, and therefore — healing energy.
George Grant’s DRUM TALK starts very simple and can stay simple. But for those who want more, DRUM TALK can lead to expanded rhythm mastery. George’s method works for any and all singers, drummers, and instrumentalists who want to improve rhythm mastery, song writing, improvisation (essential for song writing), accompaniment, and ensemble performance.
A fifth grade teacher reports: “The level of concentration and on-task behavior George gets from his students is astounding. Participating in this class is like going on a roller-coaster ride; once you’ve started, there’s no stopping until it’s over.”
George’s contemporary system shows students how to quickly assemble various syllables into patterns, and if they like, how to write them down in shorthand. After speaking or chanting the pattern, it is much easier to play that same pattern on a drum, guitar, flute, or any other instrument. George says: “First, we learn how to talk. Then, only after many years of conversation with family and friends, we slowly learn A-B-Cs, then words and sentences. The natural language of music is the same way; first we feel it. If you can feel the music, it is much easier to read and write it.” Drum Talk shorthand abbreviations naturally convert to traditional notation, making a typically tough skill much more easy and fun.
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