Saturday, March 14, 2009

Frame Drum Mandala

Mandala on Remo Frame Drum

Leave something sit around long enough within my reach of a permanent marker and it's likely to end up adorned with a mandala.

Mandala on Remo Frame Drum

This is my synthetic Remo Frame Drum, and I used a Staedtler Lumocolor Marker to draw the mandala. I did this some time last fall, and seeing the green grass behind the drum has me itching for warmer weather...

Check out this quick lesson on how to play the frame drum by one of the world's best - Mr Glen Velez:

PS - there are numerous ways to play a frame drum, this is just one. I believe it's called, "Cafe Style."


Shade said...

Your mandalas are always so pretty! and it goes beautifully on a drum.
It reminds me almost of something they use in rituals. A drum, or prayer wheel, or small bell with a message on it, and it sends out that message every time it is beat, spun, or rung.

Stephanie "Biffybeans" Smith said...

Thank you shade - that's a wonderful comment. One of the reasons I like to play so much is to send out the positive energy from the instrument. :o)

Orice said...

Your mandalas are perfect on a drum. Love it!

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