The Spirit of Rhythm is located in the music wing of Brooklyn High School of the Arts. A group of art and music students participated in the creation of the mural by contributing drawings and suggestions for the design. The murals theme is music, with a focus on percussion instruments. The students included imagery that reflects traditional instruments and ways in which music is heard. The spirits of rhythm emerge from a gramophone as they play instruments, while a drummer taps his drumsticks on the records surface. An iPod is attached to the arm of the gramophone as if it is the needle that will play the record. The background features sound words that the students felt represented percussion instruments.