TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process
The TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process, developed by Austrian percussionist Reinhard Flatischler
Reinhard Flatischler
Reinhard Flatischler is the creator of the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process. Flatischler studied piano under Professor Bruno Seidelhofer and earned his concert diploma from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He then embarked on more than 15 years of continuous drum studies with master...

, is a musical, meditative group process for people who want to develop their awareness of rhythm
Rhythm may be generally defined as a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions." This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or...

In a TaKeTiNa process, there are three different rhythmic layers—represented by the voice, claps, and steps—that continue simultaneously. Vocalization and clap rhythms, accompanied by the berimbau
The berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. The berimbau's origins are not entirely clear, but there is not much doubt about its African origin, as no Indigenous Brazilian or European people use musical bows, and very similar instruments are played in the...

, constantly change while the steps, supported by a surdo
For the football player of the same name see Surdu.The surdo is a large bass drum used in many kinds of Brazilian music, most notably in Axé/Samba-reggae and samba and its variants, where it plays the lower parts from a percussion section....

 drum, remain the same. The surdo stabilizes the basic rhythm of the steps, while call-and-response singing serves to destabilize and re-stabilize the rhythmic movements. In this process, the simultaneity of stabilization and destabilization creates a disturbance that allows participants to repeatedly fall out, and then fall back into rhythm. Participants are guided into the experience of rhythm archetypes, rhythmic images anchored deep in human consciousness.
According to Flatischler, the support of the group allows the individual participant to go into his or her own process, building deep musical and personal trust.

TaKeTiNa is used in academic and clinical settings and in corporate trainings worldwide.

Further reading

  • Flatischler, Reinhard. (1992). The Forgotten Power of Rhythm: Taketina. Mendicino, CA: Life Rhythm.
  • Flatischler, Reinhard. (2007). Rhythm for Evolution: Das TaKeTiNa-Rhythmusbuch. Mainz, Germany: Schott.
  • Peyser, R. (1998). "Primal rhythm - ancient healer: TaKeTiNa with Reinhard Flatischler." [HTML document]. Retrieved December 10, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://www.randypeyser.com/flatischler.htm
  • Peyser, R. (Fall, 2009). TaKeTiNa: Rewiring with rhythm [HTML document]. Retrieved July 29, 2010 from the World Wide Web: http://issuu.com/consciousdancer/docs/issue_8
  • Rothman, T. (2001). "Ta Ke Ti Na - Listening to the Pulse of Life." [WORD document]. Deutschwaldstrasse, Austria: Ta Ke Ti Na Institute. Retrieved December 10, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/transcendentpractices/allprogram/Winter%20Ta%20Ke%20Ti%20Na.doc
  • Toms, J. W. (December, 2007). Cultivating enlightenment. In "New Dimensions Newsletter," [HTML document]. Retrieved December 11, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://www.ndbroadcasting.org/data/newsletter/200712.html.

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