Ubaka Hill's "Women & Drums Survey " 2008 ~ 2016

Research Survey of WOMEN Drummers. This is the 8th year (2016). Survey will build statistical information about women's drums & percussion, music, education and social application of old and new traditions. Thank You For Your Participation


How Many Drums Do You Have ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
1 62 16%
2.
2 47 12%
3.
3 53 13%
4.
4 41 10%
5.
5 27 7%
6.
6 22 6%
7.
7 19 5%
8.
8 10 3%
9.
9 12 3%
10.
more than 10 106 27%
Total Votes: 399

How Long Have You Been Playing Drums ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
New Drummer 59 15%
2.
About A Year 29 7%
3.
2 Years 35 9%
4.
3 Years 23 6%
5.
4 Years 23 6%
6.
5 Years 32 8%
7.
More Than 5 Years 63 16%
8.
More Than 10 Years 44 11%
9.
More Than 15 Years 39 10%
10.
20 Plus Years 52 13%
Total Votes: 399

What Is Your Most Favorite Drum To Play ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Djembe 264 67%
2.
Conga/Ashiko 37 9%
3.
Riq 0 0%
4.
Djundjun 21 5%
5.
Doumbek 21 5%
6.
Tar 15 4%
7.
Bodhran 3 1%
8.
Native Drum 24 6%
9.
Tabla 2 1%
10.
Taiko 5 1%
Total Votes: 392

Have Your Teachers Been Mostly...
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Women 212 56%
2.
Men 79 21%
3.
Even 90 24%
Total Votes: 381

What Do You Primarily Use Drumming For ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Socializing/ Drum Circles 154 39%
2.
Self Healing / Meditation 86 22%
3.
Educational Programs 10 3%
4.
Health Care Programs 5 1%
5.
Community Youth Programs 6 2%
6.
Performing Arts 61 15%
7.
Ecstatic Trance Dance 4 1%
8.
Ritual and Ceremony 51 13%
9.
Social Protest 3 1%
10.
Teaching 17 4%
Total Votes: 397

What Is Your Age Range ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Teenager 0 0%
2.
20 something 11 3%
3.
30 something 36 9%
4.
40 something 84 21%
5.
50 something 177 45%
6.
60 something 80 20%
7.
70 something 9 2%
8.
80 something 0 0%
9.
90 something 0 0%
Total Votes: 397

How Did You Learn To Drum ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Workshops/Conferences/Retreats 133 34%
2.
Local Community Classes 78 20%
3.
Intuitively 49 13%
4.
Playing With Recorded Music 5 1%
5.
Watching Others Play 8 2%
6.
Private Instruction 41 10%
7.
A College Course 7 2%
8.
From My Cultural Traditions 6 2%
9.
Jamming & Drum Circles 55 14%
10.
Books & Videos 9 2%
Total Votes: 391

What Kind of Music Do You Love To Play The Most
Answers Votes Percent
1.
West African Traditional 132 34%
2.
American ( Jazz, Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Folk, Pop) 9 2%
3.
Latin/ Caribbean (Brazilian, Cuban, Columbian) 22 6%
4.
Celtic 5 1%
5.
Middle Eastern 10 3%
6.
North African / Mediterranean 2 1%
7.
East Indian 2 1%
8.
Native Am./ First Nations 14 4%
9.
My Own Original Style 41 10%
10.
All of the above 156 40%
Total Votes: 393

Where Is Home For You ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Northeast 182 46%
2.
Southwest 17 4%
3.
Mid West 65 16%
4.
Southern States 47 12%
5.
West Coast 30 8%
6.
Northwest 11 3%
7.
Alaska 1 0%
8.
South Pacific 0 0%
9.
Northern Plans 1 0%
10.
Outside The United States 43 11%
Total Votes: 397

What Do Want To Learn ?
Answers Votes Percent
1.
Playing Techniques of Various Drums 75 19%
2.
How To Compose Drumming Music 20 5%
3.
Playing With Other Rhythm Patterns 52 13%
4.
Rhythms Patterns From Various Cultures 60 15%
5.
Sound Healing - Energy Work 75 19%
6.
Drum Circle Facilitation and Teaching 34 9%
7.
Soloing and Improvising 54 14%
8.
Drumming For School Programs 9 2%
9.
Drumming For Elder Care 15 4%
10.
Drumming for Physical Therapy 3 1%
Total Votes: 397


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