Medicine Singing

The voice is at once music, meditation and medicine.1 What is Medicine Singing? The word medicine in Medicine Singing has two connotations. First, it is connected with healing, as we would generally use the term – something that brings us towards wellness or wholeness. Secondly, in the Native American tradition, plants and animals are saidContinue reading “Medicine Singing”

How Sound Healing Works

Vibration Everything in the universe consists of vibrations. This includes our bodies, organs, cells, feelings, emotions and mental processes. Fundamentally, sound healing works by creating vibrational changes in our physical, mental, emotional and etheric bodies. When these changes occur, they can initiate transformation and healing, by returning us to harmony and wholeness. Resonance Sound isContinue reading “How Sound Healing Works”

Modal Improvisation in Therapeutic Music Part 2

See Modal Improvisation in Therapeutic Music Part 1 Here I have recorded a short improvisation on the harp in each of the Seven Healing Modes to give you a brief introduction to how they sound. I have chosen not to list examples of the feelings, modes and emotions commonly associated with each mode. This isContinue reading “Modal Improvisation in Therapeutic Music Part 2”

Modal Improvisation in Therapeutic Music Part 1

Unfamiliar music In Therapeutic Music – that is, music intended to effect positive change – the most beneficial music for the recipient is often unfamiliar to them. There are several reasons for this: unfamiliar music presents a “clean sheet” so the recipient can go on their own inner journey in response, free from previously heldContinue reading “Modal Improvisation in Therapeutic Music Part 1”

Sound Healing with Gongs

The gong is indispensable for bringing back the full resonance of health and happiness to people all over the earth.  Don Conreaux – The 7 Golden Years from 2019-2025 The sound of the gong is so comprehensive, dense and all-encompassing that it cannot be matched by any other instrument. The skilfully played gong gradually builds up intoContinue reading “Sound Healing with Gongs”

Benefits of Sound Healing with Gongs

  The Gong Sound Calms, Relaxes and De-Stresses You The sound of gongs, singing bowls and other therapeutic instruments lowers the frequency of our brainwaves. From the everyday, active and busy, Beta brainwave state (13-30 cps), we slow into the Alpha brainwave state (8-13 cps). This is the state just before sleep, where our mindContinue reading “Benefits of Sound Healing with Gongs”

What is Therapeutic Music?

For many of us, listening to music contributes to our wellbeing. The right music at the right time soothes, relaxes and uplifts us emotionally and spiritually, restoring us to harmony and equanimity. Music can also bring about physiological changes that have a positive effect on our body and mind:  “Music initiates brainstem responses that, inContinue reading “What is Therapeutic Music?”

Tuning Forks

The tuning fork was invented in 1711 by John Shore, Court Trumpeter and Lutenist to Queen Anne. Originally intended as a pitch standard for tuning musical instruments, the accuracy, constancy and purity of the tuning fork’s tone has led to it becoming a valuable tool for healing and the development of spiritual consciousness. The tuningContinue reading “Tuning Forks”

Reiki Drum

“Drumming provides solace, retreat from anger, courage when afraid, even ecstasy.”Michael Drake – The Shamanic Drum The Reiki Drum Technique is a transformational combination of Reiki* healing and shamanic drumming: both are gentle and non-invasive, yet deeply powerful. The two were brought together as Reiki Drum™ by the American, Michael Arthur Baird, in 1999: theContinue reading “Reiki Drum”

Meet The Gongs

Welcome to the Gong Space Welcome to the gong spaceA space of rest and renewalOf harmony and wholenessOf being held by sound and healed by sound Welcome to the gong spaceA space of loving acceptanceOf safety and non-judgementOf letting go and letting be Welcome to the gong spaceA space of unlimited possibilityThis is your spaceContinue reading “Meet The Gongs”

The Native American Flute

This native American style flute in western red cedar with a stylised bear claw block was made for me by David Cartwright of Second Voice Flutes. I often play it during a sound healing session. It song is evocative, mellow and soothing for the listener. The origins of the native American flute are lost inContinue reading “The Native American Flute”

The Hitzaz Flute

This is my hitzaz tuned flute, made for me by David Cartwright of Second Voice Flutes. It is in spalted ash in the key of E, with an Arabian stallion carved block. The hitzaz/hijaz scale is common in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Jewish music and the hitzaz flute is intended to evoke the plaintive soundingContinue reading “The Hitzaz Flute”

Drone On: The Drone in Sound Healing

The Use of the Drone in Sound Healing and Spiritual Development (This essay, in slightly different form, was initially written for, and submitted for my Gong Practitioner diploma from the College of Sound Healing.) In this essay, I will explore the role of the drone in sound healing and in spiritual development, by looking atContinue reading “Drone On: The Drone in Sound Healing”

The Monochord

My monochord¹ is a Feeltone Monolina in A. This is a 34 string monochord that is designed to balance easily and comfortably on the body for sound massage. It also comes with a set of 5 optional bridges which can be set to a pentatonic scale, thus allowing some extra melodic and harmonic possibilities. IContinue reading “The Monochord”