In this video, REI Creator Jeff Strong describes what tempo and types of rhythms are needed to entrain the brain to the alpha state of conscious for calming or focusing. He also plays his trusty gonga drum to demonstrate how three different alpha tempos feel.
Traditional drum healing techniques all use tempos within the theta range. This video explores the nuances of the various tempos and describes how to approach entraining with drumming rhythms and compares this to how REI entrains to the alpha state.
You can learn more on how to play the drums therapeutically at drumhealing.com