Archive for Music
The second video posted in our series. Enjoy!
At the recent Great Lakes Regional Conference, the MTD consortium offered a students-only session about how percussion and drumming is used in music therapy. Here is what they taught us!
A video recorded at this year’s Great Lakes Regional AMTA conference. Enjoy!
Jim Borling is a professor of music therapy at Radford University, a fellow of, and trainer for, the Bonny Method of GIM, and the co-creator of Conscious Drumming
Who knew 5 little notes were so important?
Many music therapists are familiar with the djembe. Another somewhat related regional instrument is the krin. Check it out.
A rhythmic phrase that cycles over and over again is like an old-fashioned merry-go-round. Orientation is an awareness of how not only to grab onto one “ring” within a rhythmic phrase, but any of the “rings” (notes) within the cycle.
We’ve all been in that situation where we are tapping our toe along to a jazz solo (or to some other music style solo), and all of a sudden, we realize that we might not be tapping on the beat we thought we were. This is a description of fortitude, and how it relates to rhythmic acuity.
The Rhythmic Acuity Measurement Scale, or RAMS, is a tool that assesses one’s current level of rhythmic acuity in nine different developmental categories. RAMS initially seeks to play a role in helping therapists to develop our own rhythmic acuity.
The mbira dzavadzimu is one type of mbira which originates from Zimbabwe, and it is played by the Shona people. Here is a little information on this beautiful instrument.