In this video, I describe why many people have trouble getting into a meditative or shamanic state of consciousness when journeying and how to fix it. I then guide you on a journey using this technique so you can feel the difference for yourself.
In this video, I show you EEG brainwave activity of an adult male with ADD as he listens to REI drumming rhythms and Brain Shift Radio music. I also describe how Brain Shift Radio’s ambient track influences the effects of the drumming rhythms.
In this video, I share real-time EEG brainwave activity of an REI client: an adult male with ADD. I show you how his brain entrains to an alpha state of consciousness and then becomes focused. I also show how his brain is exercised by REI drumming rhythms as part of the progressive stimulation aspect of the REI Custom Program.
In this video, I calm your emotions and sensory system with mildly variable rhythms played at the low end of the alpha state of consciousness. Whether you are a highly sensitive person, have sensory processing sensitivity, or are an empath, this will help you feel more resourceful and less overwhelmed.
Video: How to Boost Your Brain with Fast, Complex Drumming Rhythms
Activating the brain for memory and cognitive enhancement can be done two ways:
1. Play pleasingly variable patterns with an unpredictable, yet musical quality at 8 beats per second. This has an immediate activating effect and, coupled with progressively more complex patterns over a series of recordings, can provide long-term cognitive enhancements. This is the approach we use for the REI Custom Programs.
2. Play various tempos all within the alpha range of 8-12 beats per second (bps). Musically, 8-12 bps is 120-180 beats per minute when playing 16th notes and one beat of the metronome is a 1/4 note. This means that you are playing 4 drumming beats for each click of the metronome. This approach is the key to the Brain Boost category on brainshiftradio.com.
I end this video with a cognitive enhancement drumming session. Let it play quietly in the background and see how mentally clear you feel afterward.
Video: Introducing 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.
Note: This is one of my first videos. As you can see, I’m not really comfortable on video, yet. But the content is good.
In my book, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety and Autism, I mention many of the rhythms I use as the basis of REI. This video explores the development of one rhythm to give you an idea of the intricacy of the patterns I use as well as the process I go through to determine the best rhythm to use in a given situation. This rhythm is in the time signature of 21/16 and is one that I find helpful in reducing a hand-flapping motion often seen in people on the autism spectrum.
Video: Mindfulness Meditation for Active Minds and ADD Brains
In this video, I play randomly variable rhythms in 5 at four-beats-per-second to entrain active minds and ADD brains to a deep meditative state.
Quantitative Data Shows that Listening to Complex Drumming can Increase Attention.
Two independent studies show that REI drumming can increase focused attention. One study compared BSR music to the AD/HD stimulant medication, Ritalin, using a Continuous Performance Test (the T.O.V.A.) for an adult with Attention Deficit Disorder while the other study used a blinded placebo-controlled format for elementary-age children in a classroom setting.
Sit back, close your eyes, and let your mind open to possibility and inspiration.
In this video, I play a frame drum at 5-5.5 beats-per-second – the low end of the theta state of consciousness – to help you open your mind to inspiration. I have added one of my favorite Brain Shift Radio ambient tracks on top of my rhythms. Got to love those Adriatic Mara Birds!
In this video, I describe how I practice to keep developing my skills, even after over 40 years playing professionally. I show you the rhythms I play and explain how playing slowly is the quickest way to learn to play better (and faster).