Can Math Make You A Better Musician?

Percussionist Clayton Cameron says learning the language of numbers improved his music. (Courtesy of TED)
Percussionist Clayton Cameron says learning the language of numbers improved his music. (Courtesy of TED)

Part 8 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solve For X

About Clayton Cameron's TED Talk

Drummer Clayton Cameron tells a story about how his math skills helped him impress the godfather of soul, James Brown.

About Clayton Cameron

Clayton Cameron is a percussionist who has spent his career perfecting the art of brush technique. After college, he was hired as the drummer for Sammy Davis Jr. and recorded 15 albums with Tony Bennett. In 2012, Cameron released his first album, Here's to the Messengers: Tribute to Art Blakey.

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