A look at the nature and origins of music by the drummer for the Grateful Dead, who has studied music for thirty years, examines the power of music to heal and transform the human spirit. Original. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
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: Mickey Hart, known to millions as a percussionist for the Grateful Dead, spent 10 years on a personal journey into the spirit of percussion. Part autobiography and personal memoir, this book recounts the exciting discovery of hte historical and spiritual heritage of Hart's instrument and a unique and impassioned quest to unlock the secrets of the drum, the instrument that has, since ancient times, transported humanity to the "edge of magic" and beyond.