A lesson in a-rhythm-etic

Clayton Cameron is a world-renowned percussionist, with a career spanning nearly four decades. He is particularly known for his skills with contemporary drumming and brushes — which is why he’s known as “The Brush Master.”

In the TED-Ed video “A-rhythm-etic: The math behind beats,” Cameron demonstrates a number of different genres from hip-hop to Latin to jazz … and breaks them down in terms of math. Watch the TED-Ed video to learn about the relationship between math and rhythms found in these various genres, and see the entire lesson on TED-Ed’s website.

For more on the percussion family of instruments, check out our Class Notes video, “Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Percussion Family.

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