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How To Use Singing Bowls

6. Toning with Singing Bowls

Singing bowls have a fundamental tone and partials that are well within the frequency spectrum of the human voice. Tuning into one tone of the bowl, one can sing this tone while the bowl is ringing. The same can be done for the other tones of the bowl. It is a fun and pleasant way to discover the sound qualities of the bowls. One can also hum with the sound of the bowls, it is a question of letting the sound come out of you in a natural and fluent way, letting the bowl take you to a sound place you have never been before. Do not think about what sound to make, let it come out from the body or from your emotions and then slide the frequency of the sound up and down to match those of the singing bowl. It night develop into one single tone, or into a series of tones, or even into a short a mantra. Experimentation is the key here.

copyright 2001 by Dirk Gillabel