Alpha or Theta State for Meditation: Which is better?

Conduct an experiment to see if you prefer alpha or theta tempo drumming for your meditations. In this video, I play my gonga drum at 8 beats-per-second to drive your brain into the low end of the alpha state. Then I play rhythms at 5 1/2 beats-per-second to facilitate low-mid theta.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

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Focus Your Brain With Complex Drumming Rhythms

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at about 8 beats per second to focus your brain. Though these rhythms use the same tempo as the Calm for Anxiety rhythms from a recent video, their complex structure will focus your nervous system – a sharp contrast from the musically variable rhythms needed to calm anxiety.

You may download or stream the free Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Lift Your Mood With These Drumming Rhythms

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at about 7 beats-per-second to lift your mood. I draw from ancient drumming rhythms based on ceremonial archetypes used around the world.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Calm Your Anxiety

This is a classic REI track. It is played at roughly 8 bps (beats per second) and will sink you into an alpha state of consciousness, a relaxed-alert state. Not entirely in 4/4 time, the shifting rhythms and varying time signatures are an intrinsic component of REI content.  

Drumming to Calm for Beginners

In this video, I show beginning drummers how to play a rhythm for calm based on the transcript of my video “Jeff Strong Calms Anxiety with Complex Drumming”. I break down the first rhythm from the transcript (below) to small sections and have you play along with me.

You may watch my previous video and download and stream the free REI Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

PS: Join my Drum Healing Course and learn to play the drum for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Learn to Play Drumming Rhythms to Calm Anxiety

In this video, I walk you through a transcript of the rhythms I played for my video “Jeff Strong Calms Anxiety with Complex Drumming”. I describe my thought process for the composition and explain why the rhythms are not in 4/4 time.

Download the rhythm study PDF here https://simedia.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/Jeff-Strong-Calm-Anxiety-Rhythm-Study.pdf

You may watch my previous video and download and stream the free REI Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

PS: Join my Drum Healing Course and learn to play the drum for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Drumming Stimulates Gamma Brainwave Activity

In this video, I show how complex, unpredictable drumming rhythms stimulate gamma brainwave activity. I also show that specific rhythms and tones activate the brain.

Gamma is a brainwave state between 30Hz and 100Hz often associated with higher cognitive functions, including focus, memory, and problem-solving. Gamma can also be associated with heightened feelings of engagement and happiness. Listening to musical rhythm can enhance gamma activity through high levels of variability and complexity

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/drum-healing-course/

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Here is What Your Brain Does When You Meditate or Take a Shamanic Journey

This video shows EEG brainwave activity of a mindfulness meditation and a shamanic journey. Activity is tracked in silence and with drumming. The discrepancy is interesting – and expected.

Learn how to do this at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/beyond-shamanism-course/

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Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com

Jeff Strong Introduces You to a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) for Brain Shift Radio

In this video, I use an EEG brain computer interface to show how the music on Brain Shift Radio changes your brain. I also describe how we are building a new music player and algorithms to let your brain drive the music for better results with Brain Shift Radio and the REI Custom Programs.

Try Brain Shift Radio for free at: brainshiftradio.com

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Achieve Gamma Brainwave Activity and Gain Mental Clarity

In this video, I play complex, unpredictable drumming rhythms at about 9 beats-per-second to stimulate gamma brainwave activity in your brain. For best results, sit quietly and work on a problem or other task that requires mental clarity. Like all REI content, keep the volume low and allow the rhythms to disappear from your awareness. If you try to actively listen to the drumming it may become annoying after a while.

See brainwave imaging of gamma stimulated by drumming in this video https://youtu.be/nT-Xz_1fgaY

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at brainstimaudio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com