One way that drumming has an impact on us is through “entrainment”. Entrainment is one effect of drumming that defines the relationship between external rhythms and your inner rhythms. It effects both your heart and your brain.
In an earlier post, I talked about how the Native American flute could have a positive effect on your health, both for the musician and the listener. This post is about the drum and how it effects us individually and as a culture.
Every spring, we are reminded of the beauty of Gaia, and this was certainly true for me as I walked out the back door of our home. The orchids on our back patio area had such vivid colors and energy that I decided to capture a video of the orchids moving in the breeze just after a rainfall. I have composed a short musical piece along with a quote from “The Inner Teachings of Taoism”. This reading discusses the beauty that is in our home garden and in our hearts. I hope you enjoy the colors...
Music is everywhere — There is rhythm to sounds in different environments, be it nature and urban setttings. As I was sitting on my front porch one morning I heard an amazing symphony of song birds. The rhythm and serenity of the bird songs prompted me to immediately grab my recording equipment to capture their songs. The rhythm of the song birds reminded me of recordings of a stream I had made earlier while hiking in Jackson, Wyoming.
Did you know that listening to the flute is good for your heart? A recent scientific study indicates listening to the Native American Flute may have beneficial effects for both the musician and the listener.
This song is the result and remembrance of a recurring dream wherein I am walking alone in a dense forest area and sounds of nature come alive in a beautiful symphony of sounds. If you look closely you will see the minute movement of the trees and the nature spirits in the forest.
I call this piece, “In The Moment” as if I could capture all those sounds in the enchanted forest of my dreams.
element-tao posted it's fourth music video. This video is a chant of the universal mantra, "Om Namah Shivaya". This chant is associated with prayer, divine love and grace. It was recorded in the key of C#, which is closely associated with the Root Chakra and represents security, community and being grounded.