Earth Tones Studio Workshops
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Workshop dates for 2019
Workshops are full days or two half days
Earth Tones Studio, Guelph
123 Woolwich Street, 1st floor
Saturday and Sunday
18" Native American Style Drum
16" Ocean Drum
May 25, 26
June 15, 16
July 27, 28
Saturday and Sunday
June 8, 9
July 13, 14
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (or when done)
12"diameter x 24" tall
Please make sure to register for the workshop in advance, including your payment, to ensure materials will be collected and assigned to you for your drum building experience on the day of the workshop.
Workshops will be held at our studio
for more information or to register contact: John at EarthTonesStudio@gmail.com or call
Workshop dates for 18" frame drum and 16" ocean drum in Lakefield, ON.
May 4, 5
July 6, 7
August 17, 18
To register contact Mary at: Celtic Connection, 25 Queen Street, Lakefield 705.651.2012
Workshop dates in Haliburton, ON
Saturday, June 1. 9:30am - 4:30pm
Percussion Instruments Workshop
Sunday, June 2. 9:30am - 4:30pm
African Talking Drum
Visible Voices Open Arts Studio
130 Industrial Park Road, Unit 5
Pictures of all drums on this page.
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Pictures of all drums and instruments made in workshops at top of this page or check out the picture gallery
African Talking Drum made with PVC pipe or wood shell. It is an hourglass shap drum from West Africa, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic human speech. It has two drum heads connected by rope, which allow the player to modulate the pitch of the drum by squeezing the ropes between their arm and body. The drum can thus capture the pitch, volume, and rhythm of human speech, though not the qualities of the vowels or consonants.
The ocean drum is a percussion instrument that can produce soothing sounds which sound just like the ocean.. The ocean drum is held by the frame, with the heads horizontal, and played by rolling the wrists so the drum gently tilts in all directions. The metal beads inside roll over the bottom head like water rolling over the shore. Different speeds produce different sounds. Stopping and starting suddenly creates crashing wave sounds. It bears a similar resemblance to the frame drum pictured above.