The Encyclopedia of Workd Rhythms, Vol. 1

by Martin “Wolf” Murphy

80 Rhythms; 29 Countries!

Using the BeatBox Notation that simply and visually communicates the correct tone and handing for all drums, this book presents 80 rhythms in absolutely unprecedented detail, with most having multiple core versions and many including traditional solo patterns! Every effort is made to source precisely each orchestration to specific traditional teachers or musicological scholars, with the insight that each rhythm is actually a genre of music. This approach allows comparison of variations from traditional sources and a deeper understanding of the core of each rhythmic genre.

The BeatBox Notation allows easy transposition of rhythms to different instrumentation, and has been successfully used with groups ranging all the way from Primary grade school students to professional musicians. The notation is designed to avoid a number of issues (familiar to students of ethnomusicology) which arise when endeavoring to represent worldbeat polyrhythms in Western musical notation. The BeatBox system does not misrepresent an accented or “pulsed” structure where none is present in the traditional music.

One indispensable resource!

This volume is designed to assist you in exploring further, and advancing faster, than has previously been possible. The precision in attribution of rhythms and orchestrations facilitates further, deeper source research and targeted study, and the website support makes acquisition of foundational materials a click away! Ideal for all purposes from classroom use to expanding your rhythmic pattern vocabulary for drum circle application, this compendium is an invaluable resource for every hand drummer or student of world rhythms.

Martin “Wolf” Murphy began instructing and facilitating drum and fire circles in 1992 after years of study. He continues to study rhythms incessantly. He focuses on drums and sound as healing tools and has completed the Remo Health Rhythms Facilitator training (twice); is a Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing, and recorded from coast to coast. He is a yoga instructor and has incorporated drumming fror brainwave entrainment with yogic practice. He also founded a “Drums Not Drugs“ program in Orlando, FL to present drumming as a community and self-esteem building exercise for at-risk and challenged youth at counseling centers and residential correctional schools.


The Three Little Pigs and Other Imperialist Propaganda

by Wolf and Marya Murphy

What if . . .

. . . the 3 Little Pigs were behaviorally modified humans and the Wolf was victim of a frame job? What if Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother was the wild Goddess who loved us, no more likely to be devoured by her own creature than she was to be born again reduced to a helpless old crone by a woodsman's axe? What if the messages of these stories were crafted by the same demonic intelligence that came up with the punch-in time clock and Microsoft Project? What if—dare we ask it?—What if it was ALL a lie?

Martin “Wolf” Murphy and Marya Murphy (his daughter) pose and answer these questions and more in this children's book for adults who want to shuck the straight jacket of maturity and aim at becoming kids again.


This Is Your Brain On Drums CD (2003)

“Percussion Sweetness!”

This ecstatic, joyful pure percussion music fusing an incredible variety of live tribal percussion instruments and techniques from every corner of the globe will transform your consciousness—your brain will be on drums!


Mystery Religion: Gong Flow Live CD (2013)

Get Your Gong On!

Experience the deep transformational healing opportunity provided by the intense, percussive, therapeutic vibrations of the Gong Flow—perfect for Yoga, Trance Dance, or Meditation!

The Gong Flow is a one-hour session in which participants experience the deep transformational opportunity provided by prolonged exposure to therapeutic vibrations. This recording features multiple gongs played in a multitude of innovative fashions; Tibetan singing bowls; Japanese Temple Bowls; Tibetan Ritual Cumbals, Rattles, Bells, a Drone Flute and much more; all played by Worldbeat Hand Drum Teacher, Sound Healer and Yoga Instructor Martin “Wolf” Murphy.


Selections from The Tissues of Language

Spoken Word and Tribal Rhythm

Su Zi's eco-feminist spoken word backed up by Wolf.

“Old soul speaks about what we really know.”