A facilitated drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from drumming ensembles, drum corps and culturally specific drum circles in that a facilitated drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants.
Instrumentation centers around drums and percussion. Practically anything that can be banged on to make noise can be used as a percussion instrument such as cans, buckets, pipes, etc. One need not possess or purchase a drum to participate let alone have musical ability.
The facilitator of the circle acts to shape the experience and manage the environment to see that everyone is able to participate fully. The facilitator is constantly monitoring the music in the group, and encourages and accepts the ideas of the participants.
Facilitators with training and experience in other areas and professions, such as music education, music therapy, and corporate training, may use a range of tools and approaches that enable them to work with diverse populations. These types of experiences are more accurately referred to as 'drumming programs,' rather than drum circles, in the traditional sense.
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