Drumming on the Edge of Leadership
Cultural Expression Developing Consciousness
LEADERSHIP can best be instilled when everyone feels a sense of shared
responsibility. This course of training will demonstrate the relationships
between drumming, the leadership/followership continuum, neurological
integration, and igniting a creative "will to do" in participants.
The process of LEADERSHIP can be conceived as an oscillation or dance between
rehearsal and performance (creation and utilization of energy) such as occurs in
the performing arts. By giving people creative circumstances in which to learn,
LEADERS help optimize the realm of human possibility. People are able to
experience themselves in new and different ways that become their reflection
upon the world at large.
DRUMMING as a collaborative auditory event, provides people with an
experience in which listening, cooperation, self-expression, and spontaneity
co-mingle to produce an experience which is vastly greater than the individuals
who are involved in the creative act. This occurs through entrainment.
ENTRAINMENT is an aspect of resonance. Resonance can be understood as the
frequency at which an object most naturally wants to vibrate. Resonance is a
cooperative phenomenon between two objects that passively share the same
frequency. Entrainment, though is active because the naturally oscillating
patterns of one object are replaced with the different and stronger vibrations
of another object.
DRUMMING, reframed as rhythmically formatted auditory input (driving),
creates a sympathetic reciprocity (entrainment) with certain areas of the
brainstem by virtue of the natural pulsative functions of these areas
DRUMMING, when applied as a generative form of learning, has the
potential to move people from the fear of self-expression to a more creative
state where they can self-actualize and serve more effectively in a leadership
"Drumming on the Edge of Leadership: Hand Drumming and Leadership
Skills for the New Millennium" by Ed Mikenas, is available for purchase thru
this website. Contact
Urban Wilde Music for purchase information.