1.Where can a percussion circle be performed?
Literally anywhere, indoors or outdoors. In malls, conference rooms, hotels, restaurants event on a beach or at the mountains.
2. What do you need to perform a percussion circle?
A spacious room (no columns if possible). We will need approximately 2 sqm per person.
Seats for at least 50% of the participants.
Banquet tables in order to place the instruments and the personal belongings of the participants.
For 100 participants and above, it is necessary to have risers.
An audio system (if more than 70 participants)
Access to the room for easy carriage of the musical instruments
When working with children, they need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the percussion cycle.
3. What kind of instruments do you use?
For Drummunication we use African, Cuban and Brazilian musical instruments, such as djembe, agogo bells, shakers, tamborim, claves etc.
For Junk Percussion we use plastic barrels, plastic bottles, containers, pots etc
4. Do I need previous musical experience?
No previous musical experience is required.
In a very short time you will be able to rhythmically play along, using any musical instrument or object given to you. We use simple rhythms – rhythmical patterns, easily understood by everyone.
5. What is the duration of a Percussion Circle and what is the procedure?
A Percussion Circle lasts one hour.
a. The musical instruments are placed in groups, forming the setting of the event.
b. Entrance of the participants and greeting by the Drum Cycle Contactor.
c. Introduction – presentation of the activity, with special reference to the circle and participation spirit needed for a creative musical outcome based on the principals of the percussion circle.
d. The participants take their place before the musical instruments.
e. The circle is built step by step (instrumentation) and participating roles are given to each and every member of the group.
f. During the course of the action the participants are lead to a dynamic finale.
g. Feedback: We analyze the result, we exchange views and we share feelings.
6. Useful advice concerning Drum TeamBuilding
1. No wearing of rings, bracelets or wrist watches as we play. In this way we prevent damaging of the instruments or hurting our hands.
2. We remove our instrument from the circle if not playing. This way we create more space for the rest of the group.
3. We dress in light, loose clothing to makes movement easier and to control perspiration.
4. We listen carefully while playing. By listening to what is going on in the circle, we get a better sense of how we can match our music to the rhythm that is being created.
5. We support the fundamental rhythm created in the circle. There is a lot of room for maneuver and experimentation within the frame of the fundamental rhythm, if we want to express ourselves rhythmically.
6. We leave enough space for rhythmical expression to the rest of the group.
7. We play within the limits of the volume of the group. If you can only hear yourself playing, you are obviously playing too loudly. Good control of volume dynamics creates good relation dynamics. We play softly enough to be able to hear our co-players. While playing, we mind to follow and support the changing dynamics of the volume and tempo.
8. No smoking inside the circle. Drum Team Building is a highly energetic aerobic activity. Respecting everybody’s need to breathe fresh air in such an environment is necessary.
6. Which geographical regions do you support?
We perform Percussion Circles throughout Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring Balkan countries. Under certain conditions, we can perform in other countries as well.
7. What other services can you provide, besides Drumming Workshops?
Our Company can undertake the artistic … of the whole event production, we can propose venue for your event/conference, we can provide all necessary audiovisual equipment, we can organize the venue set up with risers and stage sets.