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TEDxCambridge - Jerry Leake's "harmonic time" rhythm method

Harmonic Time (HT) is a body and language-based method developed by Jerry Leake that educates non-drummers about world rhythm systems without having to play a traditional drum. HT is a three-tiered orchestration of musical time, groove and mathematics into the entire body, not just the intellect, allowing one to "feel" how parts combine and not just "hear" them. HT incorporates side-to-side stepping (with or without ankle bells), counter clapping/sticking patterns, and spoken drum syllables and songs from Africa and India. This "language-based" model allows one to practice rhythm away from their instrument, strengthening short and long-term memory skills while developing coordination and independence. From young children to professional musicians, practitioners discover the power and depth of rhythm using a "theory meets practice" approach to composition, improvisation and, most importantly, education.Jerry is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music andAdjunct Faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music
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