Drum Healing

Understanding Theta-Tempo Drumming for Drum Healing

Traditional drum healing techniques all use tempos within the theta range. Meditation, creativity, intuition, and problem-solving can each be profoundly enhanced by theta tempo rhythms.

This video explores the nuances of the various tempos and describes how to use them for drum healing.

Learn more theta drumming rhythms and techniques with me live at Drum Healing Live!

Or you can study online at your own pace with my Online Drum Healing Course

Enjoy a Deep Meditation as Jeff Plays Variable Rhythms at 4 Beats-per-second

In this video REI creator Jeff Strong plays randomly variable rhythms in 5 at four-beats-per-second to help you achieve a deep meditative state.

Check out Jeff’s drum healing course to explore more drumming meditations and techniques here (at a special price)

Go to a deeper level by attending Jeff’s Drum Healing Live 3-day workshop April 27-29 in Santa Fe. Learn more here

Jeff Strong Plays REI Rhythms for Courage Based on Traditional Ceremonial Drumming

In this video, I show you a traditional ceremonial drumming rhythm used to empower and support courageous action. I then play a meditation using this rhythm as a foundation, illustrating how I learned how to influence the brain and behavior by interacting with my listener.

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Complex Drumming for Pain Relief? Jeff Strong describes how calming the nervous system reduces pain

Using complex drumming to calm the brain for pain reduction requires more stimulation than simply calming the brain in general. In this video, I show you how this counter-intuitive approach works.

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How Specific Rhythms Influence Behavior: Dissecting a REI Rhythm in 21/16 time

Here is a throwback to my first blog video. I show how I create REI rhythms that directly impact a listener’s behavior. I dissect a rhythm in 21/16 time that I use to stop a hand-flapping behavior in individuals with autism.

Learn about the REI Custom Program at: https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

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Jeff Strong Shows You 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.

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REI Creator Jeff Strong Shows You a 12/8 Mood-lifting Rhythm and an REI Variation in 53/16

In this video, I breakdown a variation on a traditional 12/8 rhythm that you can play to lift your mood. I then show how I morph it into a 53-beat rhythm I use in our REI Custom Program for people with mood issues.

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