|With clear, concise writing and a relaxed--even conversational--style of instruction, Dennis Maberry takes the pressure out of learning to drum . Maberry's practical, step-by-step guide will take any novice from the basics, such as learning the instruments and tones, to beginner and intermediate rhythms. By the end of this book, the reader will have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to participate in most recreational drum circles. Drum Circle Grooves is also an effective facilitator's guide, providing insight into simple and comprehensible teaching methods for beginners. Included are over twenty five 'drum circle grooves', drum circle activites based on Universal rhythmic principals, and an introduction to African rhythm concepts.