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Join Amber Field for this 10-Week class at Terra’s Temple in Berkley.
Learn 5 songs and 5 rhythms from around the world and how to sing and drum at the same time. Get expressive with your drum and voice, learn to improvise, and cut loose. It is intoxicating to sing and drum in community. Joy!! Learn a style of trance drumming where you open and fill/close Middle Eastern rhythms as well as West African polyrhythms. We will learn 2/4, 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms. All levels including absolute beginners welcome. You will need to bring a djembe or doumbek.
10 Sundays Jan 13-March 17, 6:30-8pm
Amber Field was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music. They are a Tamalpa Associate teacher of expressive arts. Amber studied classical Western and Indian music and specializes in world fusion music. They have studied with Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Claude Stein, and the Gundecha Brothers for dhrupad. Amber specializes in helping free people’s voices and sing, sound and speak their truths. A gifted musician, singer, healer and teacher, Amber loves to bring diverse groups of people together to explore how to be in community harmony. http://www.amberfieldmusic.com/
$333, For more information and to register: http://amberfieldmusic.com/free-your-voice/
“They break down rhythm in a way that makes it incredibly tangible for a total beginner to percussion. And then they teach you to integrate your voice while drumming! An awesome teacher.” –Jai S
“Amber’s class – Free Your Voice while Drumming – was outstanding. Amber is a superb teacher who makes learning drum polyrhythms accessible and fun. Our class became tight after just a few classes together, and we found ourselves doing things we didn’t think possible (and we’re not all musicians or singers – this is due to the way Amber sets up the songs and rhythms with varying levels of challenge, and always encourages us with heart and a smile). It’s more than just the rhythms, the forming of a meaningful group in a short time – it’s really a magical experience that has liberated new possibilities in my music and my being.” Lisa F
“I recommend this class! Amber created a supportive space for learning, stretching, listening, and curiosity. I haven’t grown up with much variety in rhythms and it’s fun to realize there is more to life than a 4×4 rhythm ;). I appreciate how you’re able to create a community while at the same time encourage the individual within it.”–Lucy A
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