Daniel Coates who works a our recording studio is a Sound Healer and has put together this interesting information about the power of sound. This is Part III. You can find our more about Daniel and his Sound Healing work and music at www.suntaramusic.com
Recording Studio: Voices
Recording Studio Research in the USA has shown that certain sounds are under stress in our voices. These sounds correspond to imbalances in our bodies. Changing our voice pattern changes our brain wave frequencies and reduces illness. This can be demonstrated in a recording studio with special equipment.
Removing the stress frequencies in the voice has helped to reduce high blood pressure; it has helped diabetes, emphysema, and eye problems, reduced pain and speeded up the bodys healing. Recording studios can help with this by recording the voice and identifying stress.
Our voice is the ultimate healing instrument. All of us have the ability to create pure tone and vocal harmonics. There is a Sufi saying that “The voice is the only instrument made by God. All other instruments were made by man.“
Toning is an easily learnt skill that begins to free the voice again. Regular toning helps to re-energise the body and restore health to the mind, body and spirit. There is a saying in Germany that ‘ bad men don’t sing’!
When groups of people tone together, it produces a tremendous feeling of connectedness.
Laurel Elizabeth Keys in her book ‘Toning the Creative Power of the Voice’ says: – “A whiny weak voice will suck in negativity, attracting lingering illness like cancer, asthma, allergies, tumors, rheumatism and arthritis. No healing will be possible until the person reverses their tonal pattern“.
Laurel discovered toning by accident. One day her body became filled with a sound so great that she had to express it: – “Each time I toned, my body felt exhilarated, alive as it had never felt before, a feeling of wholeness and extreme well-being“.
Recording Studio: Harmonics
Pythagoras lived on the Greek island of Samos from 560-480 BC. He is credited with the invention of the monochord and the discovery of the harmonic ratios in sound. Pythagoras said “study the monochord and you will know the secrets of the universe“.
The monochord is a long wooden box with one long string attached to two raised pieces of wood to permit it to vibrate. When the string is plucked it produces a sound that is called the fundamental tone of the string. Using a wooden bridge we can divide the string in two. When either half of the now divided string is plucked it will produce the same note as the fundamental except it will be an octave (eight notes) higher, since it is vibrating twice as fast as the vibration of the fundamental. This can be demonstrated and recorded in a recording studio.
If the string were divided equally into three, the note produced would be different from the fundamental note. If the fundamental note was ‘C’ the note produced would be ‘G’, an octave above the fundamental note. If the string were divided equally into four the note produced would be a ‘C’, the same note as the fundamental note but two octaves higher.
Pythagoras found that whenever the whole string was plucked, higher sounds would be created at the same time as the fundamental note. These higher sounds or ‘harmonics’ were mathematically related in frequency to the fundamental note through whole number ratios of 2:1, 3:1, 4:1. These harmonics were related to each other in ratios of 2:3, 4:3, 5:8. Pythagoras discovered that these ratios were found in the proportions used in art and architecture.
Pythagoras saw the universe as a giant monochord, an instrument that stretched between heaven and earth. The higher sounds were those of pure spirit and the lower ones were those of the earth. Pythagoras found the harmonic intervals in all phenomena in nature, the elements, the planets and constellations.
In the 1920’s a German scientist called Hans Kayser developed a theory of harmonics based on Pythagoras’s work. Kayser states that the whole number ratios of musical harmonics are found in the basic laws of chemistry, physics, crystallography, astronomy, architecture, spectroanalysis, botany and other natural sciences. This can be deomstrated in a recording studio.