The Power of Drumming
Why we Drum (attitudes and life skills) is more important than How we do it (technical skill). Instead of perfecting the technique for public performance, Drumming offers a unique opportunity in brain development and interpersonal skills. Drumming –or- Group drumming teaches the drummer and those who listen, unity between thought and emotion. The fluidity of movement and resonant vibration of the drum produced physiological and neurological changes within the body/mind that balance the nervous system and lead toward perfect health and well-being.
Information attributed to Annette Kearl, MA, MT-BC, Director of Infinite Health-The Bridge, Freenotes does not endorse the statements made here but offers this information as a service to our readers.
A continuous “letting go” of the logical judgmental mind and conscious focus on the sound, feeling and movement, allow the drummer to experience the current moment. Within this state of heightened awareness (the “here and now”), the body/mind intelligence is functioning more freely to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. On a lighter note, but equally significant, the art of drumming is creative and FUN! Like natural, informal speaking, the art of musical conversation is the art of listening and responding – spontaneous improvisation. You don’t need great technical skills to make music. If you learn to listen, you will naturally respond with something that makes sense. Beyond musical enjoyment, Drumming develops essential life skills needed for successful social, educational, professional, and group relationships.
- Trust Patience Sensitivity Cooperation Flexibility
- Confidence Courage Discipline Leadership
- Recreational Fun Imagination (balance brain hemispheres)
- Confidence and Self-esteem Teamwork / Cooperation
“All musicians know how uplifting the soul becomes after a musical experience. Now pure science is weighing in.”
— Mickey Hart, Drummer