A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats.
Clayton Cameron

Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it.

“Clayton Cameron is a master American drummer, writer, composer, producer, historian, and educator. He has performed or recorded with legends in the music business such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis jr. and other artist such as James Brown, BB King, Ray Charles, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Molly Ringwald and Mariah Carey to name a few. Nicknamed the Brush Master for being the most innovative brush player since Papa Jo Jones of the count Basie Orchestra and now he himself is the drummer for the famous big band.”

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Senior Citizen Surprises Audience on Britains Got Talent.

Senior citizen Paddy and dance instructor Niko dance a stunning Salsa ruitine on Britain’s Got Talent. Paddy who is a 79 year old window from Britain decided to learn something completely new after her husband passed away. She picked up Salsa and is performing with her instructor on the national talent show. Paddy got buzzed directly to the live round. When asked if she can win the show the humble Paddy responds, “Just as long as people enjoy what we are doing and give people pleasure.”

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A Different Way to Visualize Rhythm.
John Varney

In standard notation, rhythm is indicated on a musical bar line. But there are other ways to visualize rhythm that can be more intuitive. John Varney describes the ‘wheel method’ of tracing rhythm and uses it to take us on a musical journey around the world.

Lesson by John Varney, animation by TED-Ed.

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