The Tao of Drumming
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In this user-friendly interpretation of the I Ching, Michael Drake presents drumming as a revolutionary way to approach the ancient Chinese oracle. A synthesis of shamanic drum ways and Taoist philosophy, it provides for the first time the rhythmic structure of the 64 hexagrams or potential human situations. Drum patterns derived from the hexagram images render the essence of each archetype of experience into sound, giving it physical, mental, and spiritual impulse. Through the natural law of resonance, the drummer then embodies the qualities and attributes necessary to effect change or harmonize with change in any given situation. With clear and practical explanations of each of the 64 hexagrams along with useful exercises and illustrations, the author demonstrates how drumming these simple rhythm archetypes brings the essential self into accord with the pattern or way of cyclical change, and that way is known as Tao. EPUB Format for Adobe, Stanza, iPad, Sony, Blackberry, iPhone, and other eBook Readers.
Since this is one of my favorite books, I wanted to share some of the editorial reviews from the paperback edition:
"A fascinating multicultural synergism of thought regarding the rhythmic pulses of the universe and their relationship to divination and drumming." --Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds.
"Michael has done all of us a huge kindness by compiling this exhaustive work into one volume in clear concise language." --Dru Kristel, author of Breath Was the First Drummer.
"It's a fascinating idea, especially for I Ching aficionados, and another good excuse to put your hands on those healing skins." --NAPRA ReView
"I like what Michael is doing and saying in I Ching: The Tao of Drumming. The drum is the presence of ha-moo-low-nay, which is how the Infinite is seeing the unfolding of the deeper levels of the vast self."--Joseph Beautiful Painted Arrow Rael, Ute-Tewa artist and author of Being and Vibration.
"Amazing work, given the role of music in the lives of many." --Anthony Judge, author of Periodic Pattern of Human Life
"Ever since I first saw the book I Ching, The Tao of Drumming by Michael Drake, I have been fascinated by it. It's one more way to experience the connection of all things. Drake instructs the drummer to create rhythmic patterns. These can be assembled to drum the four elements, the four directions, and the I Ching hexagrams. The inspiration that comes from these philosophies can now be felt through the vibration of drumming." --Arlene Arnold, The New Times
- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published: Jun 27, 2012
- Publisher: Talking Drum Publications
- Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
- Print Length: 175 Pages
- Language: English