28th Oct 2014

Giving the Gift of Rhythm

The holiday season is upon us and within a few weeks, we will all be looking at a new year full of promise, hope and joy. But, before then, there is that traditional time of worrying about what to get those people on your list that have everything, don’t want anything, or you just feel they need to be shaken up a bit and given a present that will create memories for years to come.


Drumming is becoming a very important hobby and activity for people across the country, whether a group of people join together on a beach for fun or are invited to a business-focused team development activity with drums. Drumming has reached into fitness centers and gyms, as well as through the Internet with online drumming lessons. The popularity of drumming is pretty simple – drumming is fun, it is healthy, and it is as much a personal passion as a group endeavor. Drumming, and drums, are truly a “one-size-fits-all” type of activity – perfect for young and old, those with experience or disabilities and so much more.

So, how do you get started in drumming, or, find the perfect drum for a friend or loved one? Drums are just as much a matter of personal preference as the type of rhythm played, but, for a beginner, the ability to just jump in and start playing may be the best first step. Djembe drums are great for all levels of play, especially since they come in so many varieties, are portable and produce a great sound, literally out of the box. When purchasing a djembe, for yourself or someone else, there are definitely some considerations, but, by finding the right guide for buying a djembe, you are sure to make a great first choice.

Once a drum has been purchased, learning how to play it is the next step. While many people may be excited about joining up in a drum circle, others may want to learn some basics of play. There are many different online drum lessons available for all levels of experience that allow for a level of instruction as well as inspiration for improvisational rhythms that could be perfect for drum circle drumming or just a casual jam with friends.

A djembe drum is a perfect gift for anyone who is creative, or who may benefit from the physical and mental actions of drumming. Kick start your shopping this year with an inventive and musical gift that will be remembered for a lifetime.