Drumming At The Edge Of Magic - A Journey Into The Spirit Of Percussion
June 18, 2015
A compelling tale of my quest to unlock the power, myths, and legends of percussion. Complemented by more than 90 photographs and illustrations. It is a captivating adventure into a vibrant living tradition of myth, power, and magic. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.
What readers are saying, courtesy of Amazon.com;
"This book will move you." ~ David M.
"When I decided to take up hand percussion, I sought out this work out of respect for the authors' musicianship, and his ongoing projects with the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress. This book led me quickly past the idea of playing drums, and into areas which effect us spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. I've read it twice, and will read it again--and again until I REALLY understand it all. If World Music interests you, if you are a drummer, or if you are seeking inner peace, this book belongs in your hands." ~ Denny R.
"I'd lost interest in playing for about 5 years before I read this book, but Mickey Hart's book brought me back to the reasons I started hitting the bottom of tin cans woth a wooden spoon! This book follows, to a degree, the history of drums, and studies the emotional, spiritual and physical effects of drums, old ancient, and new on people. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to play for any or no reason, and to andone who can't explain why the music makes them dance." ~ Michael H.