Resources for My PASIC Talk

17/16 Trance Rhythm

Here is a transcript of the 17/16 rhythm I played during my presentation.

17-16-rhythm-pasic18

PDF: Drumming Tempos and Theta States

https://www.stronginstitute.com/assets/components/media/Theta-tempos-2.pdf

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.

Check out a free 14-day trial on https://www.brainshiftradio.com to explore more music to boost your brain.

Learn to play the drums for healing at http://www.drumhealing.com

Video: All About Drumming Tempos as They Relate to Brainwave States

In this video, I talk about the relationship between drumming tempos and brainwave states. I share a simple formula to help you choose the exact brain state to achieve your goals.

Download the PDF on brainwave states and drumming tempos here

Learn more about the Soundbrenner Pulse metronome I use in this video

Learn more about drum healing at: http://www.drumhealing.com

Try my music for free at: https://brainshiftradio.com

Video: How I Use Musical Phrasing to Reduce Anxiety

How do I stop tantrums, anxiety attacks and escalating aggression with a 16 bar phrase?Novelty, that’s how. Rhythm can do more than just calm the average person.

Learn more about drum healing at: http://www.drumhealing.com

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.

Try Brain Shift Radio for free at: brainshiftradio.com

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

Video: How I Use REI Drumming for Sensory Processing

In this video, I shows how I approach the three types of sensory processing issues – hyper-sensitivity, hypo-sensitivity, and sensory discrimination.

I play examples of various drumming rhythms to influence these sensory responses and describe how hyper and hypo sensitivity fits into an REI Custom Program.

Learn more about the REI Custom Sensory Processing Program here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/sensory-processing-program/

Video: How I Construct a REI Rhythm From a Traditional Ceremonial Rhythm

In this video, I show you how to play a traditional ceremonial rhythm used to lift mood and create a sense of empowerment. Then I morph it into an REI rhythm to help with mood issues.

to learn more about how to use drumming for healing go to drumhealing.com or drumhealinglive.com

To try more of my music for free go to brainshiftradio.com

To learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs go to reicustomprogram.com

Video: Dissecting an REI Rhythm in an Old Video

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.

Learn to play the for healing in a free video workshop series: http://www.drumhealing.com

REI for Calm: 3 clinical studies show reductions in anxiety and anxiety-based behaviors

Since our first clinical study in 1994, we have focused on how to reduce anxiety and induce calm.

https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/calm-studies/

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.

https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/cpt-test/

Bibliography of related music and rhythm research

Here is a list of rhythm research

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