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Sound Healing/Sound Therapy Practitioner

Post by asteraster » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:16 pm

Curious if anyone around here does anything like this. I've always thought of my music as meditative or introspective, and potentially useful for healing practices, but lately I've been thinking of doing it more deliberately, perhaps as a profession. I only realized recently that it's an actual thing people do as a job.

My live performances have tended toward this - a kind of guided meditation with long, evolving soundscapes. Modular in particular has been a really powerful tool for creating music that maintains a consistent tonal grounding for inducing a peaceful, meditative state, while also providing plenty of dynamics in the form of modulation and interrelated sequencing of sound events in order to keep things from getting static.

Anyway, wondering if anyone has experience in the field with thoughts/advice.
http://aster.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/asterlovesyou

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Re: Sound Healing/Sound Therapy Practitioner

Post by Spacey Blurr » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:59 pm

asteraster wrote:Curious if anyone around here does anything like this. I've always thought of my music as meditative or introspective, and potentially useful for healing practices, but lately I've been thinking of doing it more deliberately, perhaps as a profession. I only realized recently that it's an actual thing people do as a job.
I too have thought about this and am interested in the idea of events with that kind of intention.
Anyway, wondering if anyone has experience in the field with thoughts/advice.
One of the reasons I'm responding is that someone commented on my song:
richard-jones-215 wrote: ive got tooth ache and headphones on..when i turn everything up..i find this healing
https://soundcloud.com/spaceyblurr/deat ... ge-machine

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Post by asteraster » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:51 am

richard-jones-215 wrote: ive got tooth ache and headphones on..when i turn everything up..i find this healing
haha that's rad. maybe a certain frequency is vibing with that toothache just right. i could see how those warm fuzzy bass tones could be kind of soothing.
http://aster.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/asterlovesyou

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Post by Yasha » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:29 pm

Did you hear Darwin Grosse's podcast interview with sound therapist El Larson?

She uses both Tibetan bowls and a modular synth in her work.

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Post by asteraster » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:52 am

oh, cool. i follow her on instagram. she's actually one of the people that inspired me to look into this more, so thanks, I'm looking forward to listen to this :)
http://aster.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/asterlovesyou

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Post by greyghost » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm

My partner and I have a group down here Los Angeles called Electric Sound Bath where we use modular, singing bowls and electric bass to create therapeutic soundscapes. We have a few monthly events where we work with other facilitators and healers where the response has been positive!

Modular really lends itself to meditative mindsets.

I would suggest talking to meditation facilitators, reiki masters and acupuncturists to start a collaboration.

The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Inayat Khan is essential reading when diving into this world.

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Post by Octon » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:28 am

hi,
i'm totally agree with the idea of the modular system & his infinite system of synthesis interact seriously with the tonality of our emotions. i'd like to think of a sort of correspondance between complex, but simple, form (like mandala, snowflake, or fractals) and modulation of modulation :hmm: .
evrything is ephemere, especially for a musician. the possibilty of a music form reflecting this paradigm i.e a total & randomless musical event, play one time and due to the caracteristics of the modular, never play the same, a complete "musique ephemere". you can record it, but you will never reproduce exactly in a same way : a modular mandala. and for hyperactiv/overanxious guy like me it's a blessing.
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Post by asteraster » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:20 pm

greyghost I'll check out that book, thank you! Your group sounds rad. Glad you're getting positive responses. I totally agree that modular is really great for meditative mindsets. I have some friends involved in various healing arts, so I'm bouncing stuff off them right now to see if there's musics that work for their practice. I'd like to, one the one hand, provide music for those situations, and, on the other, also create situations that are designed for meditation in which I perform.

Octon I absolutely agree. I love that each interaction with modular can produce different experiences, even within the same patch. You have a very mystical set up! I dig it.

Last summer, I played this patch every night while on tour, but it never came out exactly the same way. Variations in rhythm, different intensities, different mixes, branches of possibilities presenting themselves in the moment... It was really interesting to experience all the different permutations of an idea.

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http://aster.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/asterlovesyou

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Post by Octon » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:58 am

i listen your tracks and i think we are in a same way of researching. music in not for Sale. music is over us & music can override our thought. i join a video of my works, essentially here around the 266 module ( in fact a doepfer a-149), and his fantastic possibilitites for " randomiser" the tradition.
i'dlike to align certain value of my modular outs to the numaricous steps of Tarot. random in randomless.

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Post by Tubefund » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 pm

I am a newbee here and just randomly exploring all the posts on MW. Just posted a link of my first "drone" like recording but perhaps i should had post that link here. After reading a discussion on the dutch synthforum about different tunings and how they supposed to be more resonant with the human body and all i just wanted to experiment it myself. It actually turned out in a 15 minutes scape like piece which is not that great but somehow deleting the file was too easy. Recently tried out bandcamp and just put it there.
Have a listen if you like and feel free to comment.

https://fouro3.bandcamp.com/track/ungui ... a274091472

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Post by Tubefund » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:14 pm

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Post by CopperHydra » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:20 am

The best sound healing I've had was from a friend of a friend. She only used her voice though. Once, she helped his shoulder surgery heal in miracle time but singing into his back. Another time, he didn't need surgery but it was right after he got hit by a car right in front of me. She really knew what she was doing. She'd put in decades of study and had a doctorate from Princeton University.

The worst sound healing I've had was unexpected and uncalled for. A guy who was trying to impress a friend of mine on her birthday after falling in love with her after meeting her 30 minutes prior began to do his sound healing on her. He instructed us to join in which became a tone-deaf choir of rain forest wildlife and this went on for about 20min. :doh: :help: :party:

After that was over she asked him where he learned his practice from and he replied with a story of how he just made it all up meditating in the woods, somewhere, the year before. :deadbanana:

So my point is that there's a lot of amazing possibilities if you can find the right people. I don't feel like I can tell you what to do since I have a meager memory of the talks with my friend's friend but I will ask you, please, don't be "that guy" :deadbanana:

I share these stories because it's all I've got to offer. My friend and I had a falling out after his behavior at my boyfriend's house. I had yet to ask for a good text or other resource for sound healing from the woman that helped heal us. Otherwise, I'd share. If anything changes, I'll post here.

Oh, and for calming people down, making them feel more comfortable or helping them sleep: soft pads, gongs and low tuned soft mallet-struck bell sounds work well.

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Post by strat_barrett » Fri May 26, 2017 9:56 am

Glad to know others are using modular in a sound healing framework, I've recently started experimenting in this area after some time working with bhakti yoga and mantra using a harmonium and voice, my modular system has found its way into the set up but it's a challenge to make it feel really integrated coming through normal speakers, I plan to experiment using resonant materials / structures with surface transducer attached

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Post by SwastikaGirl » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:09 pm

I've seen you and Angie play a few times in LA in a soundbayh type environment and through a DubLab event, really great stuff. greyghost

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Post by magnetsandlasers » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:40 pm

greyghost I thought about Electric Sound Bath as soon as I saw this post!
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Re: Sound Healing/Sound Therapy Practitioner

Post by odonamon » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:44 am

Are there any mods that can tell you what hz range you are in?

Very interested in this as well.

I feel having a way to monitor these ranges could be a huge benefit for a set:


The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:

396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear

417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships

741 Hz – Expression/Solutions

852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

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Post by Severed head » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:25 pm

ive done a lot of this.
its a pretty common thing actually to use a synth.
one of the basic ideas is to find out form the client what part of the body or organ they are having troubles with and then looking up the frequency that organ produces and then using intuition/experience to realign that frequency. the I deal is that if you project the correct frequency or a frequency that combines with the incorrect frequency to create the correct frequency the organ muscle with then naturally realign to the correct "healthy" frequency

some times lab equipment is used sometimes not, depends on the patient/client/practioner and legitimacy of sorts,
why they are there and what they really think can be accomplished though sound/frequency healing which as the sound is really less important that the frequency produced.
with that in mind its always a good Idea to get a bit of info before the person arrives so you can put a bit of prep into the environment with proper color frequency. temperature etc.etc...

but like most of these sorta ancient ideas that are resurfacing with new agers (as much as I hate that term) a great deal of the success is based on the belief of the practitioner as well as the client patient.

that being said, be aware that according to a lot of "governments" if you are promoting your self as a "Practitioner of Sound Healing" you then need to be certified and are in a bit of a grey area were you can be held accountable for giving medial advice.
also if you look around you can find certification courses for between 1-2k (USD) most of which amount to a fancy computer print out by a random hippie that needed a way to make some cash. and theres always a gullible person wiling to eat the cake.
but there are a few that have a bit of rigorous training that will give you a "official" cert that sorta protects you from being burned at the stake because of the lack of a spontaneous miraculous recovery.

also theres a good difference between the idea of a group "healing session" and a particular therapy session.
the idea of a group healing is more of a gimmick to make money, skirts the legalities and let people who are questioning or half hearted believers think they're getting something out of it when really all it is, is burning incense and spinning bowls while the noise kid hippie drones on a synth. everyone goes away feeling like they had a "healing" experiences because generally over half are new to the scene and sorta surprised that this weirdo shit is actually going on, the general vibe(of the sound) is usually uplifting and progresses form drone through Major modalities and lands back on a droned Major chord
(you know Rainbows Unicorns and Acid and everyones happy) while the repeat offenders generally know its less about an actual healing than a good vibed meditation. (and ACID)
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Post by Severed head » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:26 pm

odonamon wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:44 am
Are there any mods that can tell you what hz range you are in?
TTA VCO is that what your talking about?
WTB:, MA35 filter. -Mac recordings software from 2008/9
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