I sometimes do participate in traditional facilitated drum circles, where everyone plays the beats assigned by a Drum Circle Facilitator. These type circles are many times limited to the group playing beats the facilitators choose. Some use simple beats, some favor more complex beats, while others use beats of a particular culture.
But, being a freestyle improvisational drummer, I much more enjoy the freestyle drum circle, where anyone may begin a beat, even a novice. Everyone else either mirrors the beat or plays a beat that complements that beat. Everyone contributes. Some of the best circles I've drummed at were started with very simple beats and then the circle of beats took on a life of their own. It was Awesome!!!
Some of the places I've played (2008 - Present):
AIMs Community College Drum Circle, Greeley CO., Affinity at Fort Collins, Longmont Community Drum, Dilly Dally's Irish Pub, Fort Collins, CO., Earth Day Celebration at El Pueblo Museum, Owl Apothecary in Florence Colorado, Canon City First Friday, The Hive, Canon City Colorado, Northside Christian, Pueblo Colorado, Agape Fellowship, Pueblo Colorado, Rawlings Library, Pueblo Colorado, Pueblo Riverwalk, Pueblo Colorado, Pueblo Holistic Fair, PCC, Pueblo Colorado, The Last Dollar Inn, Cripple Creek CO, Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade, Manitou Springs CO, Manitou Springs Drum Circle, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Sacred Hoop Ministry Yurt Drum Circle, Woodland Park CO, Garden Of The Gods, Full Moon Drum Circle, Manitou Springs Colorado Street Shops, St Patrick's Day Parade, Colorado Springs CO, Pridefest Parade, Colorado Springs CO, 2nd Saturday Art Walk Parade, Sacramento CA, Downtown Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 2012 Spirits of Colorado Paranormal Convention, Victor CO, 2010 & 2011 CISF Annual Picnic, Colorado Springs CO, Celebration, Metaphysical Fair, Colorado Springs CO, Celebration Metaphysical Fair, Denver CO, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs CO, Journeys For Conscious Living, Arvada CO, Janis' Awesome Halloween Party, Monument CO, 2009 Roswell UFO Festival, Roswell NM, Monument Valley Park Pavilion, Colorado Springs CO, America The Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs CO, Memorial Park Pavilion, Manitou Springs CO, Soda Springs Park Pavilion, Manitou Springs CO, Juneteenth Celebration, Colorado Springs CO, Summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs CO
Some drumming videos on Youtube
Give Me A Beat
- Freestyle Improvisational Drummer -