REI for calm

Focus Your Brain with Syncopated Rhythms

In this video, I share a technique using syncopated rhythms you can use to improve your focus based on a technique I discovered when I was in music school. I play an example of this technique so you can see if it works for you.

Click here to download a PDF file with rhythms you can play yourself: https://simedia.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/Syncopation-for-focus.pdf

Link to Ted Reed’s syncopation book: https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Syncopation-Modern-Drummer-Publications/dp/0882847953/

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

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Steady or Variable Tempo for Focus

In this video, I play complex rhythms for focus at a steady 9 beats-per-second tempo and a variable tempo between 9 and 10 beats-per-second. Play the rhythms quietly in the background as you do some focused work and discover which approach you prefer. If you want to explore these rhythms further, play the audio below the video or sign up for a free trial at https://brainshiftradio.com/

Focusing Rhythms Track #1 – steady tempo
BSR Revving Up Focus – variable tempo

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

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Complex REI Drumming Beats Ritalin For Focusing Attention

An adult client with ADD conducted an experiment: He compared two different doses of the stimulant medication Ritalin to his custom-made REI drumming music. I share his results in this video.

At the end of the video, you will find an example of the types of rhythms I use for focus. These are played on my Gonga drum. Play the rhythms quietly in the background as you do some focused work and see how it works for you. If you want to explore these rhythms further, sign up for a free trial at https://brainshiftradio.com/

Read the study article at https://www.stronginstitute.com/resources/quantitative-data-shows-that-listening-to-complex-drumming-can-increase-attention/

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

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Calm at 7 Beats-Per-Second

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at 7 beats-per-second to create calm. This tempo results in a more meditative calm than the regular 8 beats-per-second pace I use for my clinical REI music.

You can watch this video where I play at 8 beats-per-second to compare the two tempos at https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-your-anxiety/

If you want to play at 7 beats-per-second, set your metronome to 105 beats per minute and play 4 drumbeats for each metronome click.

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

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Calm with an Udu drum

In this video, I play a claypot Udu drum to calm your nervous system. The sound of this drum is much sharper than the soft, rounded tone of the Gonga drum that I most often play, but the rhythms will still calm you.

If you wish, compare the calming effects of this Udu track with a recent track I played on the Gonga at: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-your-anxiety/

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

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

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