Crystal Singing Bowls: (Almost) everything you might want to know

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Welcome to Didge Project! As you may have guessed today we’re talking about crystal singing bowls. These instruments are truly amazing and the bowls that we have here today are manufactured by Meinl. So today we have Jerry Walsh from Didge Project and special guest Ixchel Prisma getting together to demonstrate some of these bowls.

 

The Meinl 432hz singing bowl set comes with seven different tones in the key of C Major, i.e. C D E F G A B. So let’s start out by checking out the set of seven notes (video sample). You can essentially play this set in any combination and you will almost always get a good combination of sounds. I suggest avoiding the half steps, which in this case means, do not play E and F together, as they will create dissonance with each other.

 

Now let’s talk about the wands. Meinl makes three different wands you have the fully coated wand with full coated rubber silicone latex whatever this material is you have the half coated one so you can grip it more on the crystal side of it or glass side of it and then you have this one which is a bigger ball and makes i think for like a softer singing sound so let’s hear what the Meinl singing bowl wands sound like.
One of the great things about crystal singing bowls is that you can create all sorts of drone infused environments and you can use your voice with them. Check out these demo of Jerry and Ixchel using the bowls musically:
  • Medicine Buddha Mantra, a traditional Buddhist mantra, with singing bowls (video)
  • Crystal singing bowl + didgeridoo jam (video)

One of the interesting things about this crystal bowl set is that it’s tuned to 432 hertz (hz). For those of you who don’t know the difference between 432 and 440 tuning, most western instruments in our modern era are tuned to 440 hz, but it is said, and there have been a lot of studies on this, that 432 hz as the standard to which you tune the note A is actually more harmonious with the resonance of the earth. A lot of musicians, sound healers and practitioners are now switching over to 432 hz and I actually have a number of friends who are buying all their fixed pitch instruments in 432 hz. Of course if you have a tunable instrument like a guitar a sliding didgeridoo or trombone or a tunable woodwind, you can choose whether to tune to 440 hz or 432 hz. Even if certain instruments are designed to be played in 440 a lot of them can be dropped down to 432. 432 is slightly lower and if you try to play a 432 instrument with a 440 instrument you will definitely hear that they’re not quite in tune together. These are different tuning systems and I do highly suggest that you look into it and check out the differences.

The Meinl crystal bowl set is tuned to the seven chakras and there’s a lot of debate whether the chakras are actually tuned to these fixed pitches. For example, many people associate the root chakra with the note C and then the second chakra with the note D and it just goes like that, third chakra with E, etc. I personally feel like a lot more study needs to be done on this and i have my own opinions about it. I’m not going to get too into it here but just know that if you get the full Meinl set, you will have 7 bowls which can be associated with the 7 chakras.
Thank you guys for coming to check out this article and video. Definitely make sure to listen to the sound samples in the video and thanks again to Jerry Walsh and Ixchel Prisma for lending their talents to this session. I hope you got some good information out of all this, and be sure to peruse our website and sign up for one of our free courses over on the courses page.

*Order 432 hertz Crystal Singing Bowls from Didge Project:

 

432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set
432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set
432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set
432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set
432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set
432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set

432hz Crystal Singing Bowls by Meinl Sonic Energy: Individual and 7-Bowl Set

$129.90$1,199.00

 Tuning: C, D, E, F, G, A, B 

  • Chakra set containing 7 singing bowls, 7 base rings, 2 rods, 1 mallet
  • Made of high-purity quartz
  • Extremely long-lasting resonance
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Description

The white-frosted Meinl Sonic Energy Crystal Singing Bowls made of high-purity quartz create a very pleasant aura with their sound and design. Their long-lasting, spherical tone spreads when the singing bowl is gently tapped or rubbed so that the energy can be felt in the entire surrounding.

These Crystal Bowls were featured in our video, 10 Powerful Sound Healing Instruments:

In this 7-piece Chakra-set, all Crystal Singing Bowls are delivered with a silicone ring to avoid possible impact and to ensure the best resonance. One medium rod, one large rod, and one mallet allow you to start playing right away.

Features:

  • Chakra set containing 7 singing bowls
  • Made of high-purity frosted quartz
  • Extremely long-lasting resonance
  • Tuning: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
  • Tuned to A = 432 Hz (this set is not currently available in 440 hz tuning)

Material:

  • Quartz
  • Wood and Rubber
  • Glass and Silicone

Color:

  • White

Set of 7 Includes:

  • 7x Silicone Base Rings
  • 2x Crystal Silicone Rods
  • 1x Crystal Singing Bowl Mallet

individual bowls include:

  • 1x Silicone Base Ring
  • 1x Crystal Silicone Rod

Sets of either 7 cases (1 case per bowl), 4 cases (1-2 bowls per case, stacked inside one another), or individual cases are sold as an optional add-on to this item.

instruments in stock ship in 1–2 business days. Backorders ship in 3-6 weeks.

Additional information

Weight30 lbs
Dimensions24 × 24 × 20 in
Set/Note

Full Set of 7 Bowls, 14" Note C, 13" Note D, 12" Note E, 11" Note F, 10" Note G, 9" Note A, 8" Note B

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