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  • Chanting and Drumming

    5 posts, 5 voices, 506 views, started Dec 12, 2008

    Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008

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      Pearl
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      Since it was mentioned on the Buddhist and Winter Solstice posts, I thought I’d start a thread about chanting and drumming. Maybe we could post some of our favorite chants here.

      It’s just amazing when you get a couple dozen people together and get several drummers going! I have a drum that I beat sometimes, but doing that alone isn’t the same as being part of a whole group drumming at once. It depends on the drummers, too. They have to know how to start out slowly and build the rhythms to a frenzy. (Uh, drumming is like sex, in that respect! Building a rhythm, I mean—not as part of a group!) I was with a group of Druids for a while and, wow, they were some great drummers!  

      Later, I joined a drumming circle for a while, but they were all older women and they did the same drumbeats every time and rarely did anything free form. On the few occasions that they did free form drumming, they never really got into it, never built up to a frenzy. I’m not saying that older women can’t be good drummers; I just saying that this particular group didn’t know how to get ecstatic with it. They didn’t get “in the groove,” as it were.

      But if you get together a variety of drums and a group of men and women who know how to harmonize the beats and rhythms and slowly build up the drumming to a powerful frenzy, it’s an amazing experience.



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          Lilli925 wrote Jan 12, 2009
        • I have been wanting to try and use and do some meditation, but I seem to get distracted easily, and I cannot seem to get back on track once I have lost it... Any suggestions? Chant wise simple would be helpful.
          I am not trying to change the current subject it is that I have younger sons, who can be pretty wild and a set of drums at this point would be for noise and nothing else. So I am trying to work from the quiet side of things to start them out.
          Much Love
          Lilli



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 15, 2009
        • I like the chants from Monks of Catholic and Buddhist.



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Jan 16, 2009
        • I like some of the chanting and drums..But I don't know who is good and not good..I am a newbie..Can you list some that can be bought please...Thanks  =)



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