“Straight into the subconscious – past the conscious. That’s how I would describe Mulle Holmqvist’s reference rhythm method. The conscious mind of decision making, analyzing, thinking and reasoning, is an instrument far too blunt and slow to work in a creative process. The subconscious (the base of our emotions) instead works on an intuitive level, i.e. you can “feel” when something is right. An inner knowledge greater than words or logical explanation. Mulle’s reference rhythm method works as a magic key, opening the door to the subconscious, allowing you to enter a polyrhythmic world where seemingly “impossible” rhythms are performed with natural ease.”

Helge Albin
Professor Emeritus of Jazz Improvisation at the Malmö Academy of Music, altosaxophonist, composer and creative director of Tolvan Big Band

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