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SCIENCE OF DRUMMING

​Numerous research studies have been published which demonstrate the health benefits of Recreational Music-Making. 

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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.

Effectiveness for employee burnout and turn over reduction

Recreational music-making: A cost-effective group interdisciplinary strategy for reducing burnout and improving mood states in long-term care workers. 

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Corporate employee wellness impact: 

Recreational music-making strengthens the immune system and improves mood states of corporate employees. 

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.

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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.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Did you know that every time when musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brains? 

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Effects of group drumming interventions on anxiety, depression, social resilience and inflammatory immune response

A study by the Royal College of Music in London has found that group drumming reduces depression by 38% and anxiety by 20%.

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.

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10 Health Reasons to Start Drumming

Drumming can have positive effects on your health and may help with many conditions from stress, fatigue, and anxiety, to hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, addiction, and even cancer.  Here’s why drumming is good for you.