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The working methods of TaKeTiNa

TaKeTiNa uses a unique combination of working methods directly derived from rhythmic processes in nature.

1. Body as an instrument

TaKeTiNa uses the body as an instrument. The learning process therefore is direct and profound. While using the body for musical expression is as old as humankind, the TaKeTiNa process uses vocal expression, hand and feet movements in a new and very particular way: participants are gradually guided into three different rhythmic movements with stepping, clapping and chanting – a challenge even for trained musicians. Using our methods, however, this can be successfully learnt by everyone even without a musical background.

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2. Primal rhythmic movements

TaKeTiNa works with primal rhythmic movements (pulse, subdivision and cycle). These are the rhythmic core building blocks as well as all archetypal building blocks arising from them. This rhythmic core information is embedded in everyones sensorimotor system. The TaKeTiNa process brings conscious this hidden knowledge into consciousness.

3. Relative coordination

TaKeTiNa works with “Relative Coordination Phases”. They are a fluctuation between rhythmic chaos and order phases and enable participants to get into more flexible states of being. Repeatedly losing and regaining the rhythm develops a profound trust in rhythm and therefore ultimately in life. It substantially reduces the fear of making mistakes which subsequently leads to making fewer mistakes. “Falling out of rhythm” sooner or later leads to the experience of “Falling into rhythm” which equals the state of becoming one with the rhythmic flow, a feeling of being lead to vitality, serenity, joy and inner peace.

4. Simultaneous perception

All three rhythmic layers in the TaKeTiNa process (voice, claps and steps) are elementary and simple. Overlaying them however leads to complexity which needs a new form of perception – the “Simultaneous perception”. “Simultaneous perception” is the opposite of “Multitasking” which consists of very fast fluctuations between two, three or more events taking place at the same time. This naturally causes stress, while simultaneous perception is pure relaxation. Information is processed on different channels simultaneously: sensing and moving, hearing and vocal expression, outer vision and inner visualisation happening at the same time without any time delay. Naturally, simultaneous perception is a very powerful tool to help with daily life in our current hectic world.

Other principles of TaKeTiNa

Learning at your own pace

The TaKeTiNa process allows you to craft your individual journey whilst supported inside a collective process. You are invited to find your personal learning pace at any given moment. Trying too hard can slow down the learning process significantly, whereas taking pauses at the right time can improve the speed at which you are learning. That also enables beginners as well as professionals to learn in the same group at the same time.