Earth Tones Studio Workshops
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Workshop dates for 2018
Workshops are full days or two half days
New location: Earth Tones Studio, Guelph
123 Woolwich Street, 1st floor
December 8, 9 or
one day, Sunday, January 13
18" Native American Style Drum
16" Ocean Drum
One day workshop
Sunday December 16, 2018 OR
Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20
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
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.