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ERIC Number: ED380316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 9
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Rhythmical Alchemy: Village Drumming with Arthur Hull.
Hillerson, Gary R.; Hull, Arthur
As a step toward writing a master's thesis in psychology, the connection between rhythm circles and psychotherapeutic process was explored. Arthur Hull, who experienced and preached about the healing power of rhythm for many years, was interviewed. This article recorded the interview between Arthur and the researcher. The interviewer learned that Arthur Hull was more than just a teacher of drumming, traditional music, and the spirit of rhythm. Hull was an energetic man, an animated speaker, a leader of drum circles in Santa Cruz, California, and facilitator for various rhythmic workshops around the world. Hull lived his own truth and made it work, while imparting a sense of joy and community to the people around him. As a thunder drummer moving toward the traditional, Arthur Hull began to identify specific rhythms from phonograph records, to study traditional drumming from Africa or Cuba or Polynesia, and to recognize these original concepts from his previous rhythm experiences. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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