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Making a Frame Drum & Finger Cymbal Piece

Making a Frame Drum & Finger Cymbal Piece

I was introduced to the frame drum as part of the Dance Cohesion program and totally fell in love with it. When I play finger cymbals I feel like something relaxes or uncoils in my brain (this is the only way I can describe it); I get the same feeling when I play drum but with the added benefit of not cutting of circulation to my fingies.

When I signed up from drum lessons, I told my teacher (Josephine Dow of The Rhythms Within) from the start that I wanted to create drum & cymbal compositions for dance. And now I’ve DONE IT! Well, hopefully just the first of many. 🙂

Here’s a little rundown of how it went.

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