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Drum Making Playshop
 

June 8
11am - 2:00pm

prices vary $150-310 based on drum
size & hide

Reserve Your Space Now and Pay for Materials in Late May

One of the oldest Magickal tools is the drum, and here's an opportunity to make one of your own, infused with your energy and spirit.

 

Don of a Different Drum has over 25 years making drums and teaching others and he makes it a whole lot of fun.   A special bonus is the way he teaches you how to weave a Celtic hand grip on the back of your drum that is truly beautiful and functional. Don acquires quality materials for the frame and hides from only "pure intentional" mostly Native American sources to carry on the sound of each animal as a drum into our unified field.

The drums vary from $150-330 in price 
(see FAQ below for more information):
 

Deer - 14" - $150 16" - $170 18" - $200

Elk - 14" - $170 16" - $190 18" - $230 20" - $280

Buffalo - 16" - $230 18" - $260 20" - $310

Horse - 14" - $160 16" - $180 18" - $210 20" - $260

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To sign up for this event, you must complete three steps:

1) Reserve your 6/8 playshop space here (limited to 8 spaces on a first come/serve basis).

2) Read the Drum Q & A below to decide which size drum and hide you would like to make.  Feel free to email Don here if you have questions.
3) Pay for your materials in late May when Don contacts you to get them ordered.

If you reserve a space and decide you can't come, please email Kimberly here to let her know to open up the space for someone else to attend.  Thank YOU! 

 

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Drum FAQ:

"Are these Native American drums?"
Yes and no. Yes, Native Americans still make similar drums, but so do a lot of other cultures around the world. These are, essentially, the same kind of drums any of our ancestors might have made thousands of years ago when they were still working with stone tools - only better, thanks to a little modern technology that help longevity. They're truly Pan-cultural and practically part of our DNA - no matter what your background.

"What are my hide selections?"
Buffalo, Elk, Horse, or Deer. These are all hunted animals - except the horse, which are of natural deaths - and are all blessed and all the parts used long before I ever see the hides.

"What are the differences?"
Tough question to answer, as every drum is utterly different than every other one (the beauty of this particular medium), but IN GENERAL:
Buffalo - deeper pitch, less resonant, more grounding, heavier.
Elk - Medium to higher pitch, most versatile, longer resonance, energy varies. Elk is my "go to" hide for almost everything.
Deer - light weight, higher pitched, simple, clean resonance, very "air"/"Higher chakra" kind of feeling.
Horse - These can be really all over the place, so no guarantees here, but they tend to be a great option for those that aren't a fan of the hunted species.
Again, remember, these are generalizations (really, I can't stress this enough) and what your drum becomes is also DIRECTLY related to your personal energy resonance.

"What size can I make?"
14", 16", 18" and 20" Yes, generally, bigger is deeper and louder. If you want to wake the dead, do a 20" Buffalo. For ceremonial/divining work, a 16" Elk or deer might be a better choice. You get the idea.

"What if I want to make something bigger?"
Great! At that point, they get pretty time consuming and aren't group class friendly. Talk to me about what you'd like to do and we'll arrange to have you come up to my Home workshop in Nor Cal for a 1-on-1 session. This works REALLY well for mother drums if you're so inclined.

"What do I have to bring?"
A sunny disposition, a sense of adventure, and two hands (or a friend with two hands). I supply all the hide, hoops, tools, and materials for drum sticks. Of course, drum sticks!!

"Will we be decorating our drums?"
Nope, not this time, but I'll happily answer all your questions as to how to personalize your new baby.

"How long does it take?"
About 2-3 hours, depending on the group. About 3-7 days before the drum is ready to play.

“Do we get to take them home?”
Of course! What would be the fun, otherwise?

 

Well, that should cover most of the questions, but please feel free to contact Don if you have any other questions:  drummaker@thedifferentdrum.net,

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