Benefits and Science of Drumming
Group drumming and its effect has been studied extensively by scientists for over a few decades.
The evidence is clear: drumming offers tremendous benefits to our physical, mental and emotional health.
Below is a collection of articles and videos to support and inspire you.
Neuroscience reveals how rhythm helps us walk, talk — and even love
Rhythm goes far deeper than just music — it underpins the way we speak, the way we move, the way we think. 'Rhythm is life,' says Lois Butcher Poffley, a sports psychologist with a speciality in rhythm training.
10 Health Reasons to Start Drumming
Drumming can have positive effects on your health and may help with many conditions from anxiety, to hypertension, chronic pain, addiction, and even cancer. Here’s why drumming is good for you.
What Happens in the Brain When People Make Music Together?
Music is a tool that has accompanied our evolutionary journey and provided a sense of comfort and social connection for millennia. New research provides a neuroscientific understanding of the social connection with a new map of the brain when playing music.
Your brain on improv
Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
Drum Circle Consciousness
by Arthur Hull
Drum circle consciousness is a group vision manifest in sound, an attitude of giving of yourself and integrating yourself into a group to create a song. You become a part of a whole that is more than the sum of its parts.
Should Drums Be Sold In Pharmacies? By Christine Stevens
A product that has been shown to contribute to a healthy lifestyle and even boost the immune system is missing from modern-day drugstores. That product is the drum.
Oliver Sacks Observes the Mind Through Music
Physician and author Oliver Sacks has spent 40 years studying the human brain and his newest collection of clinical tales, Musicophilia, examines the uniquely human power of music.
Music education key to raising literacy and numeracy standards
Instead of agonising over why students can't or won't study maths or science perhaps we should concentrate on improving cognitive capacity via music lessons.
The Impact of Group Drumming on Social-Emotional Behavior in Low-Income Children
The weekly intervention integrated rhythmic and group counseling activities to build skills, such as emotion management, focus and listening.