The Ichigenkin

The ichigenkin is a single-stringed zither from Japan. Its silk string is plucked by a tubular plectrum on the right hand index finger, while a slide on the left hand middle finger depresses the string at the desired pitch. The slide and plectrum are collectively known as rokan. The ichigenkin was popular during the 17thContinue reading “The Ichigenkin”

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”