Learning how to play my New Toca Djembe Drum

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I went to my 1st Drum Circle last month. I had such a great time. Hubby took me out for a special gift,,, he brought me to a music store in Framingham Mass…..

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DDevin7 says:

Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

NaturesFairy says:

I have heard others say the same thing about the Bible Belt. Even around here with all the drum circles I have run into ppl who think its something weird. I say to bad for them,, they are missing out on a great time. Thats a shame that you went thru all that work and no one came :(. Keep trying,,maybe someone new will move in and you can get one going!!

DDevin7 says:

Thank you,. I have tried meetup to no avail. I’ve found only 3 people who said they wanted to be a part of a drum circle. I was willing to do all of the footwork to get one started but no one ever showed up and I invited them and others 3 times before giving up. I still look now and then but this is an area of the Bible belt where everyone thinks alike and has the same interests and none of them step outside of the box.. DULLSVILLE!!! lol

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you for the nice comment. Thats a shame that you dont have any drum circles in your area. I too play along with You Tube Videos. Have you looked at the website meetup? I found some there and also around here UU churches have lots of drum circles. I bet there are some drummers out where you are hoping to find a drum circle. To start one on your own would be costly,,here most of the facilitators have tons of drums and gadgets for ppl to borrow. I hope you can find one! Best wishes

DDevin7 says:

Nice drum and nice playing. You are lucky to live near a drum circle. I live in the dullest part of the US, I think. I know of NO ONE to play with. I play along with youtubers. lol Keep drumming!

NaturesFairy says:

This song was by:
Artist: Budhi Harlow
Song: Djole

axelsfolks says:

what is the CD you’re playing along with?

NaturesFairy says:

Oh thats terrible you lost your drum!! 🙁 $25 seems like great price. I will have to call Toca to find out how much the head is. Ive only been playing 8 months. I got another smaller toca djembe and a larger one and also a doumbek which I love!! That would be awesome to get a real African Drum!! 🙂

axelsfolks says:

you should be able to rehead it easily enough yourself…. contact Toca, if it was still fairly new they might give you a repl. free….. I know a shop who sells tye-dyed skins for 25$ that’s what I’m getting for my Hippymade drum…. let me know how it goes… OH, and 3 other Toca drums???? so you’re not new to drumming, just that drum in particular……. I hope to get a new REAL african drum, I lost my Senegal drum a while back….

NaturesFairy says:

Hi thank you so much for the nice comment. Drum circles are so much fun. WOW you did a lot of walking. Sadly on this drum,, they head cracked 🙁 I know someone who replaces them. I have 3 other Toca drums to keep me busy while I wait to get this one fixed. Enjou ur new drum!! 🙂

axelsfolks says:

luvin’ you sis….
I just picked up a fiberglass drum this weekend, at a barter fair…. we had a nice drum circle a couple nights , it was good…. 4th of July weekend I walked probably 20-25 miles between camps and drum circles, this lighter drum will be a blessing next gathering. I hope you have lots of fun with that one, I got to play a similar toca recently, they’re nice! Drumming really is spiritual and full of power, may your drumming be always magical, PEACE

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you very much!! Many blessings!! ♥

Erica Frye says:

that was awesome!! Way to go!!

NaturesFairy says:

AWWW that makes me smile 🙂 Thank you so much!! ♥

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you kindly,, its a great way to release stress,,, when Im done drumming I feel so happy and refreshed!! BB ♥

EllsBee says:

This was so cool! I was sat in my chair dancing and didn’t even realise it! 😀

MsGoldenGirl5 says:

What fun!! You sound great!! ~BB~

NaturesFairy says:

Awww your very kind,,,I found another Drum Circle that I will check out this weekend!! Its 17-18 mile drive… the other one is much closer. I really do enjoy drumming!! 🙂 Blessings!!

VideoViv says:

You’re so cool and an inspiration to me. I like how you’re always doing stuff and learning and teaching. That’s my favorite color, too.
You play great.  You have got rhythm!!! I was just bouncing around my room! OK, you have a gift!!!! Unbelievable!

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you Helen for watching. Oh you would love to Drum,, it really does raise you up! At the end of the video I looked so out of it because I had drummed for 2 hours with just my Salt lamp and was in such a happy peaceful place. HUGS!! Love ya!

Helen Demetriou says:

you know a few months ago i was thinking of buying a little drum and just learning to raise power that way. i am so so so happy for you!!! thanks for sharing sister!!! Blessings and love always xxx

NaturesFairy says:

Thx u very much phanie. The drum circle I went to is a mixer of all types of drumming. Im looking FW to the next one,, I also found another one thats about 18-20 miles away,, I may check that one out too. Its so much fun!! 🙂 I found a bunch of percussion instruments,,, shakers,,Blocks,,Claves,,Tambourines,, Maracas etcc.. .on Amazon for a really great price. So I placed my order. I have been drumming everynight.. it makes me feel so HAPPY! Thanks for watching,, Happy drumming ♥

Hibiscus Moon says:

that’s a beutiful drum! I have one like it but my drumming circle is a Native American one so we only use hand drums and hand rattles. I may make one of those in the future. I would LOVE to go to an African drumming circle. How fun!!! Very sweet of your husband too. You play wonderfully!

NaturesFairy says:

AWWW!! That was so kind of you to say!! Thank you very much! I would love to have a friend to go out into the Woods/Forest and play the drums,,, Now wouldnt that be cool? 🙂  WOOHOOO!! ♥

NaturesFairy says:

Oh thats great you have the Tibetan singing bowls.. I have the a Tibetan singing bell., I love it!! Ya it does take a little practice to get it to “sing”  I like to use mine before I meditate.. the sound is so magical!! 🙂 I also got an Application on my Itouch for the singing bells,, its actually pretty fun,, of course not like playing the real bowls but its to relaxing!! 🙂 At the Drum circle I went to they had the bowls out for us to use!! I will try them next time!!

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you so much!! :) I am really enjoying playing it!! ♥

NaturesFairy says:

Thanks hun!! Its so much fun playing!!

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you,,, I was thrilled that they had a red one!!

mdragon180 says:

Wow! Sounds great! Awesome my friend!
That is a beautiful drum too. Congrats & I wish so much fun & success! 🙂

TheAmethystbutterfly says:

That was so good. Beautiful drum honey ~BB~

StarPir1315 says:

Nice drum.

Kendra2586 says:

I recently bought my Tibetan Singing bowl, I got it to sing with some practice, I love that! Do you have one? If I love the singing bowl, I’m sure I will love to drum! I really should just buy one! 🙂

NaturesFairy says:

Ive only gone to one,,, but am going to my second one in a 3 weeks,,, THEY are so much fun!! 🙂

xxxSavvyxxx says:

i love going to drum circles!!

NaturesFairy says:

THX u sweetness,,, HUGS! I love drumming!! ♥

NaturesFairy says:

🙂 Thank you hun!! HUGS!! U sure have fun with my drum!! 🙂

NaturesFairy says:

AWWW thx u ,, you very kind. I sure am having a lot of fun,, HUGS and BLESSINGS!

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you,, ,I am just LOVING drumming so much! Its so awesome!! HUGS!!

NaturesFairy says:

LOL I love how u typed out the beat!! 🙂 Thank you my Angel and Fairy friend,,, HUGS and BLESSINGS!! ♥

NaturesFairy says:

Oh Kelly,,, u would LOVE it! I am new to it and its like WOW!! I cant even find words to explain how powerful drumming is,, when I am drumming,,I so way off SOMEWHERE,,, LOL!! Its GREAT!! LOL!! HUGS!

NaturesFairy says:

Thank you Hun!! Hugs and Love to you!!

NaturesFairy says:

Thx Hun,,,I am having so much fun,,, 🙂 I do have to build up some muscles in my hands and arms,, I get tired,, BUT its a GOOD kind of tired! When I am drumming,, I dont think about anything else,, its so awesome!! I am so glad I found this local Meet Up group!! They are great folks,,, LOVE ya Britt!! ♥

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