Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm (Book)


Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm  (book)


Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm

by Mickey Hart

A comprehensive book of drums throughout the world.

Publisher : HarperSanFrancisco
First edition (October 1, 1991)
Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages
ISBN: 0062503979
Item Weight : 1.39 pounds  ((680 gr.)
Dimensions : 9.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches  (27,5  x  23 cm.)

This book’s more than 350 photos and illustrations capture the global mprimacy of percussion. It is a stunning pictorial map of the World Beat and a dazzling companion to “Drumming at the Edge of Magic.” The wisdom of thinkers such as Tsao-Tzu and Joseph Campbell mingle with the recorded thoughts of a Siberian villager and a Cheyenne shaman to provide a fascinating accompaniment

Mickey Hart is an amazing percussionist, and has done much to educate the world on the healing power of rhythm and drumming. This book is full of fascinating facts about drums across the world, and the nature of rhythm, such as the law of entrainment. It’s heavily illustrated, so you get to see what the drums look like, and he connects the drums to their cultural context.

Planet Drum: A Celebration Of Percussion And Instruments – Mickey Hart and Fredric Lieberman, with D. Atesh Sonneborn (Harper Collins, N.Y., 1991) This book features some 350 photographs and illustrations and tells
the story of percussion and rhythm. It is accompanied by a musical release on Rykodisk (Planet Drum – Rykodisc RCD 10206). Published in October, 1991.

Book in very good condition. See photo’s, they are of the actual object.