Healing Power of the Drum

Healing Power of the Drum

Paperback(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780941677875
Publisher: Pathway Book Service
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: Performance in World Music Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Part IThe Limitless Healing Drum1
Chapter 1Hand Drums and Healing3
Psychological and Physiological Applications4
The Symphony of Rhythm5
Who Should Read This Book?6
Chapter 2My Journey to the Drum9
There's a Baby on the Drummer's Path9
Drumming Away My Mother's Migraines10
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame...Ouch11
You Did What With Bobby McFerrin? Sing?? Why???12
Omar Hakim, and Me, or Whose Concert Is it, Really?12
The Experiment Begins14
The Drum Unites Parents and Children15
Drumming and Oneness16
The Drum, So Powerful--Yet So Simple17
Chapter 3The Ancient Calling18
Words from a Master Drummer--An African Perspective19
The Hungry Soul21
Rhythm, Both Within and Without23
In the Beginning, There Must Be Rhythm24
Shifting the Sands of Time25
Rhythm is a Given26
Chapter 4The Personal Experience of Drumming28
Finding Your Drum28
Drumming Alone29
Drumming in a Group29
Your Joyful Inner Child30
Drumming and the Family35
The Psychology of Drumming36
Intuitive Drumming41
The Discovery of Entrainment43
The Unifying Quality of the Drum46
The Alchemy of Drumming50
Part IIComplementary Medicine and Rhythm55
Chapter 5Drumming and Physiological Conditions57
Alzheimer's Disease57
Multiple Sclerosis--Two Personal Stories66
Parkinson's Disease70
Parkinson's Disease Research75
Speech Problems77
Chapter 6Drumming and Psychological Conditions80
Psychiatric Rehabilitation86
Stress Management88
Chapter 7Drumming for Specific Populations91
At-Risk Adolescents91
Drums Not Guns93
Corporate Employees95
The Corporate Tribal Meeting98
Prisoners and Detainees100
Drumming Detainees102
Senior Citizens104
Vietnam Veterans106
Chapter 8Drumming and Children111
Healing Children's Grief Through Drumming111
The Drum Helps a Distraught Child Choose Life114
Down Syndrome122
William's Syndrome123
Rhythm Profiles124
Chapter 9Skeptics and Visionaries130
Visionaries and Rhythm132
The Future of Drumming140
An Ancient Healing Instrument Meets the Future141
Part IIIBringing Drumming Into Your Life143
Chapter 10Practical Techniques and Rhythm Exercises145
Chapter 11Drumming Exercises from Music Therapy158
Chapter 12Conclusion167
Rhythm and Percussion Resources174

What People are Saying About This

Shi-Hong Loh

Robert Lawrence Friedman's book takes us on a journey to explore the most neglected, yet original and powerful elements of our being—the rhythm of our soul.
—(Shi-Hong Loh, MD, Director of Complementary Therapy Program, St. Mary's Hospital, New Jersey)

Arthur Hull

Robert has created in this book a seamless affirmation of the ultimate truth and beauty that lives in every drummer's soul. I loved it!
—(Arthur Hull, author of Drum Circle Spirit)

Dan Cavicchio

In The Healing Power of the Drum, Robert Lawrence Friedman demonstrates that drumming can have a profound effect on one's emotional and spiritual well-being. Building on his years of work as a psychotherapist and drumming facilitator, Robert truly brings the power of the drum to life. A wonderful book.
—(Dan Cavicchio, author of Gardens From The Sand and founder of SpiritSite.com)

Mel Glenn

Robert Lawrence Friedman has written a remarkable book, powerful in its simplicity, illuminating in its capacity to show the positive psychological and physiological effects of drumming. This book leads the reader down the path towards self-discovery and well-being through rhythm. I have read few books that equal Mr. Friedman's sincerity of purpose and clarity of vision as demonstrated in this enlightened volume. It is a treasure to be kept close at hand—along with a hand drum.
—(Mel Glenn, author of Split Image)

Babatunde Olatunji

I highly recommend Robert Lawrence Friedman's book to all who are searching for a better understanding of the evocative power of drumming and spirituality.
—(Babatunde Olatunji, African master drummer and healer, author of The Beat Of My Drum)

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Healing Power of the Drum 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book and a great summer read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
very good book. i enjoyed reading it... :)