PLAYLISTS : Online Drum Circle Leadership Video Training Library with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

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Below you will find descriptions of each playlist collection of Drum Circle Leadership Training videos you get as a part of your subscription. To date, there are over 1169 videos in the learning library all organized into topic-specific playlists. Subscribers automatically get access to new videos as they get created.

As a special bonus, subscribers also get access to:  

  • 300 page Drum Circle Leadership eManual with written step-by-step methodology
  • Subscriber only live-training event discounts and first access to tickets
  • World Drumming Lesson Library (320 videos of traditional world rhythms and ensemble parts)
  • The entire Rhythmic Foundation DVD beginner djembe drumming lessons (27 videos)
  • Autism Friendly play-along library (445 videos)
  • How to lead rhythm & relaxation exercises
  • Instruction on using drumming for your own Team Building programs
  • How to lead Sound Healing and vocal toning exercises
  • How to design your own program from the ground up
  • Live demonstrations of the key roles you need to run a successful drum circle
  • Instrument suggestions (listed in the manual)
  • How to do effective event marketing and promotion (listed in the manual)

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Detailed Training Playlist Descriptions

Foundation &Philosophy

Similar to the foundation of a house, the Foundation & Philosophy playlist is essential viewing for anyone who is serious about creating and leading transformational drum circles. Here you will peek behind the curtain of the Drum Circle Leadership system and discover videos featuring the big ideas that support the success of our system-and the success of your next circle.

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Drumming Technique & Warmups

The videos in this playlist offer an extensive array of djembe drumming technique, coordination exercises and basic rhythmic concepts to help you improve your drumming while building core competencies for leading group music making.

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Rhythm Seeds Music Making

The Rhythm Seeds is a vital key concept and a feature unique to Drum Circle Leadership. This music making system shows anyone how to lead music-making with others, even if you cannot read music, or aren't sure about how to make up your own rhythms. The videos in this playlist give you a deep knowledge of how to get your group making great music right away while offering ways to keep it consistently interesting.

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If you've ever experienced "Music Minus-One" recordings, this playlist will make sense to you right away. The videos in this list are built for you to play along with, and to use as a starting point to create your own music from. Use the videos in this list to: (1) improve your rhythm and sense of musical time, (2) learn new rhythms, (3) practice how to make up your own rhythm while someone else holds a steady pattern for you (4) experiment taking solos.

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Drum-Along Rhythm Seeds


SHAPING MUSIC

Once music is happening n your drum circle, it can be fun and energizing to shape the music using verbal and body language based signals. In this playlist, you get videos of musical shaping methods, best-practice methods and demonstration.

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Social Drum Circle Games

Our present day world is full of people who are, for one reason or another, socially isolated. Creative music-making activities like drum circles have been shown in multiple studies to support social connection and lift depression. This playlist offers you videos of social games, demonstrations and explanation.

Learn How to Connect Your Group with Rhythm


Melody Seeds

Like their sister concept "Rhythm Seeds", Melody Seeds are designed to help groups make melodic music together using the 5 note pentatonic scale. The videos in this playlist, offer you exercises, demonstration, instrument suggestions and explanation on how to add the element of melody to your circle.

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Rhythm for Stress Relief

One of the greatest gifts you can offer your participants is the gift of relaxation and stress relief. In this important playlist, you'll find videos of exercises, demonstration and explanation of how to help people help themselves to be calm.

Learn How to Lead Stress & Anxiety Relief with Any Group


intro to Sound empowerment

Sound Empowerment videos show you how to add the simple vocal toning exercises to your circle to help your participants get deeply relaxed, clear their minds and feel peaceful. Included in these videos are the 5 principles of Sound, Spirituality of Sound, the Science of Sound, and Relieving pain using sound.

Learn To Lead Vocal Toning & Meditation Preparation Exercises


Leadership & Communication

Effective leadership begins with great communication skills. This playlist offers different videos that cover concepts, activities and demonstrations on how to improve your communication skills.

Start Refining Your Leadership Skills


Program design

Any drum circle can benefit from a great design. Videos in this list show you a design template that is appropriate for creating events for any population. Learn about (1) Finding the Purpose, (2) Creating the condition, (3) Identifying content and (4) Finishing strong.

Start Learning How to Design Successful Drum Circle Programs for Any Population


live event roles

Learn all of the different roles and view live demonstrations of the activities a Drum Circle leader performs during a live event from beginning to end. These include: Welcomer & Framer, Rhythm Seed leader, Condition Creator, Music Shaper, Lesson Giver, and closer.  

Prepare Yourself to Lead Events that People Will Want to Return To Again and Again


BONUS Learning Library: World Drumming lessons

In this bonus play list, you get access to over 320 beginner friendly, traditional West African drumming rhythms and ensemble arrangements. Each rhythm is broken down slowly, step-by step for easy learning. You also get djembe technique lessons, rhythmic ear training exercises, rhythms for relaxation and creative drum-along videos. Songs include Kpanlogo (Ghama), Ajaja (Nigeria), Kakilambe (Guinea), Panther Dance (Ivory Coast), Fanga (Liberia), Baladi (Egypt/Turkey), Mutwashi (Congo), Clave (Caribbean), Osain (Nigeria), Soukous (Congo), Hi-Life (West African Pop Rhythm), Agbadza (Ghana). 

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 New content regularly. (.93 cents per day)

Month to month course subscriptions offer you a comprehensive and ever expanding library of new techniques, ideas and learning videos.

You also get the 300+ page book "Drum Circle Leadership"($19.99 value) in electronic form. Your book will be emailed to you upon subscribing.

This option is the best if you prefer to take your time and continuously refine and improve your drumming and Drum Circle Leadership skills. 
Over 1169+ instructional videos. New videos added regularly.


Plus, as a special bonus, monthly subscribers get access to:

  • World Drumming Lessons & Ensemble Arrangements
  • Brand new training videos regularly
  • Introduction to Sound Empowerment Training
  • Rhythmic Foundation Interactive "Drum Along" Library. Including djembe lessons, warm ups, dexterity building, drum-along Rhythm Seeds
  • Drum & Chant Methods
  • Interviews with Jim Donovan
  • Autism Friendly Play-Along Videos
  • Members only discount promo codes for live trainings
  • Drum Circle Leadership eBook


$29 per month | $.93 cents per day
Less than the cost of a small cup of coffee...

(1 month ($29) is charged at beginning of your subscription and continues each month you are course subscriber.)

New content regularly. (.66¢ per day) Save $108 per yr. + take your time learning.

Yearly course subscriptions offer you a comprehensive and ever expanding library of new techniques, ideas and learning videos at a special discounted rate. 
You also get the 300+ page book "Drum Circle Leadership"($19.99 value) in electronic form. Your book will be emailed to you upon subscribing.

This option is the best if you prefer to take your time and continuously refine and improve your drumming and Drum Circle Leadership skills. 
Over 1169+ instructional videos. New videos added regularly.

Plus, as a special bonus, yearly subscribers get access to:

  • Brand new training videos regularly
  • World Drumming Lessons & Ensemble Arrangements
  • Introduction to Sound Empowerment Training
  • Rhythmic Foundation Interactive "Play Along" Library. Including djembe lessons, warm ups, dexterity building, play-along Rhythm Seeds
  • Drum & Chant Methods
  • Interviews with Jim Donovan
  • Autism Friendly Play-Along Videos
  • Members only discount promo codes for live trainings
  • Drum Circle Leadership eBook

 

$19.99 per month | .66 cents per day
Less than the cost of a small bottle of H2O...
Save $108 per year

(1 year ($239) is charged at beginning of your subscription)

Annual members always have the option to renew at the end of each year.