22 October 2021 Baby Steps

Hi. It’s me again. I’ve been doing some thinking about the drum circle idea. I watched a few videos like this one that talks about how to facilitate a drum circle: https://youtu.be/aIkPn6FPpGE

A friend of mine suggested the meetup group idea again. Just invite people to show up at a local park with their instrument. I liked that idea but we would probably have to wait until spring and summer to do that unless there was some other place to meet! It gets pretty cold here!

Baby steps……. Drum ordered….check!

I also watched several videos today of actual drumming circles. When you hear the sound of drums you can’t help but want to dance. I saw one done in Garden of the Gods and wished I could be there. That was one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Colorado Springs: https://youtu.be/DBtopjy46Mw

Gradually something is manifesting. Currently there are no meetup groups for my town. They are primarily in Boise which is our largest city. I am currently wrestling with the idea of being the first to want to try and get something going in Middleton. Do I want the responsibility?!

What I like about the idea of a drum circle is you don’t have to read music to participate. I am going to try and learn some of the patterns but no matter where I’m at I can join. What I noticed in the videos I watched is the range of ages participating. You have little kids to seniors that play. I really like this idea. It makes me warm inside to think of meeting with like minded people in one of our parks and having a jam session!

I’ll keep you posted. Like I said something is manifesting and it’s going to be good!

I would love to hear from you if you have ever been part of a drum circle or have organized one.

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