Contemporary Cycle of Fifths
This is a contemporary, Master-quality® 7-piece Tibetan singing bowl set based on the fundamentals (the lowest frequency of singing bowls), in Cycle of Fifths tuning.
The Cycle of Fifths scale was commissioned by Fabien Maman, a seminal sound healer from the 70’s who dissolved cancer cells using musical frequencies. The frequencies in this set are based on the Meridians and derive their power from the fifth interval, the aural equivalent of the Golden Mean relationship found in nature, art, and architecture.
The set starts from the foundation of a long sustaining, second octave F Fundamental Highwall and ascends in 5th intervals until it crests in a 4th octave A 440. Then it "jumps back" to a 4th octave E +4, to culminate in a shimmering, antique B fundamental cup bowl.
Details of the set are below, listing the fundamental tones:
* F 87 Hz., concert pitch, High-wall 13 1/2" diameter, XX-Thick, Contemporary
* C -2 Hz. High-wall 10 1/2" diameter, Extra-Thick, Contemporary
* G +2 Hz., Buddha 7 1/8" diameter, Extra-Thick, Circa Contemporary
* D 293 Hz. concert pitch, Cup 5 7/8" diameter, Extra-Thick, Contemporary
* A 440 Hz. concert pitch, Cup 4 3/8" diameter, Thick, Contemporary
* E +4 Hz. Cup 5 5/8" diameter, Extra-Thick, Contemporary
* B +2 Hz. Cup 3 7/8", Extra-Thick, Circa 19th. Century
The rim tones are in the keys of: C -8 Hz, G -6 Hz, C# +6 Hz, G# -6 Hz, D# -4 Hz, A# -4 Hz and F -6 Hz
About the Sound Sample
First you'll hear the sound of the seven singing bowls struck on their upper outside edges with a variety of mallets, depending on the bowl's size. Then you'll hear each singing bowl played around its upper outside edge with the leather end of a leather-padded mallet.
* 4-piece Professional Mallet Set (1 Himalayan hardwood Tibetan wool-padded mallet, 1 Himalayan hardwood leather-padded mallet, 1 Himalayan hardwood wool-padded gong mallet, and 1 Himalayan "Fat Boy" leather-padded mallet).
* Tips and Information Brochure (Historical information, general metallurgical analysis, how to hold the mallet, playing around the rim, and advanced techniques).
Tibetan silk-brocade singing bowl cushions are optionally available at a nominal extra charge. Available in Tibetan red, Royal blue, and/or Plum.
You will receive the exact bowls which you see and hear on this page.
These Master-quality® singing bowls are among the finest caliber of singing bowls available in the world. Master-quality® means that these bowls have passed stringent tests for authentic antiquity, harmonic balance of sound, smoothness and ease of playing, sound volume and long sustain.
Bodhisattva sets are used worldwide by healing professionals, musicians, composers and meditators who demand the absolute finest quality available.
Mark B., a sound healer from Belleville, IL, had this to say about the conetemporary Cycle of Fifths set created for him custom.
At long last, the set is complete! It arrived on a quite auspicious date: 3.13.13. Shakti began putting the set together back in July 2012, based upon my request for a set of singing bowls that follows the cycle of fifths. This very important set
of healing bowls will be used in my sound therapy practice. I have worked with both Shakti and Rain in the past, and have always been pleased with the kindness and expertise that they display, as well as the top quality product that Bodhisattva offers. So, when it came time to acquire a set, there was no question of who to call upon.
If there is one word that can be used to describe the set, it is: Glorious!
IT ABSOLUTELY RADIATES! When played together, the bowls produce overwhelming beauty in sound - the set is a complete inspiration to play!
But, the end result did not come without a lot of hard work, patience, and attention to detail. Throw in a bit of serendipity and timing-good-luck as well.
I am extremely grateful to Shakti, for her perseverance and keen judgment, and her willingness to work with a musician who is very particular about sound quality. In the end, the result is a magnificent example of what a good-natured collaboration can produce.
Many thanks to you Shakti, and to all at Bodhisattva!
Mark B.Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner
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