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Throatsinger

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They say "a picture is worth a thousand words." So, maybe some listening examples are worth a bunch of verbosity as well!

I'll break the ice. Here's a full song from our most recent CD, The Power of Sound Vol. 1, called Arches: http://skysongpro.com/mp3s/arches.mp3

The CD and others are available at http://skysongpro.com/buyshop/recordings/

Here's a pic, too.

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Great piece, Steve!
I love your toning/throat singing, as well as your partner's vocals.

Honestly, just yesterday I was myself thinking of starting a similar thread and I hesitated in part
because I don't want to make this forum overtly about self-promotion. Having said that though,
I think sharing a taste of our respective work is also of good value.

So, here's the piece I was considering sharing....
It's titled "Entering The Circle" and is the first track on my 'Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree' double CD.

Presented here in the context of a video created for it by an artist in Finland, Kristiina Kankaanp√§√§.
(Listening through headphones highly recommended!)




(PS - all parts played by hand. No programming and no click tracks used.)


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Steve - I miss my gongs!!!
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Beautiful sounding tracks, guys. Rich - how about a list of instruments you use on that track? Sounds like a lot. 
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Beautiful sounding tracks, guys. Rich - how about a list of instruments you use on that track? Sounds like a lot. 


Hi Joseph,
Thanks for joining the Forum and contributing your knowledge and perspectives.
Also thank you for listening to the music and your comment on it!

The instrument list:

Throughout there are two tracks of 'Glissando guitar' played by the recently late but long time great Daevid Allen - founder of the classic British art rock band Soft Machine and French/British/Australian psychedelic art rock band Gong. (and many other bands and projects)

Everything else I play, which includes,
in part One:
- Synthesizer drone
- voices (toning - I ain't no Steve Sklar, sorry!)
- Tiny bells (shaken)
- Native American flute
- 22" frame drum

In part Two:
- Hand drums (three tracks: ashiko, djembe, doumbek)
- 22" frame drum
- Shakers (two tracks)
- Bamboo buzz sticks (aka 'devil chasers', two tracks)
- Wood block
- Jaw harp
- Synth drone
- More flute near the end

I like noting the fact that everything was played by hand, no computer programming or samples, and that I did not use a click track to record the drums. (Sometimes I do use click tracks, but not on this one, and I much prefer it when I am able to do it without.)


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I feel touched by the beauty of both of these pieces.  Thank you for posting.

Rich's video almost sent me into an acid flash-back!  :-)
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I feel touched by the beauty of both of these pieces.  Thank you for posting.

Rob's video almost sent me into an acid flash-back!  :-)

You're Rob... I'm assuming you meant "Rich's video". [wink] 

And yes, I think the video artist might have fed a couple of hits to the camera! I really like the feel that she captured with it, and that it is not a slick and polished computer effect laden 'trip'.

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Hello everyone,

Here are some tracks of melodies played on singing bowl scales assembled by myself. They are not presently part of any album or anything like that, though if I get enough of them together I might. Any comments are welcomed. [smile]

The first one is a 'bi-tonal' improvisation on two scales, one is 'exotic' in feel, the other (which does not appear till after the two minute mark) is sort of pentatonic...A favourite of mine...I love the perfect fifth interval that starts the piece.



This is a longer improv on the 'exotic' scale + one jambati. It gets loud after the 6 minute mark for a while....if you listen with headphones you might wish to turn them down. Near the end of the piece there is some experimental playing with 'damping' (by hand) various bowls rather than letting them resonate.



This is a bluesy improv on three deep bass bowls (an ultibati & two jambati); I use a variety of sized strikers and mallets:



And this is something silly from quite early in my career (such as it is!) as a singing bowl owner.. playing bowls and pot lids and my cats. [wink]







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Aloha everyone,
Here is our video from Maui.  We use several techniques including raga, Sanskrit and Native American chanting, shamanic channeling.  Hope you like it.

https://www.mauisoundhealing.com/bio

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Hello again everyone!

It strikes me that this is a good place to post this Equinox 'Sound Temple' event I performed in earlier this season. There are three of us playing beneath the great brass dome of the Manitoba Legislature in the 'Pool of the Black Star', which has great acoustics. First are crystal singing bowls played by Reinhard, then I come in at about the 10 minute mark playing (mostly) antique brass Himalayan singing bowls; I continue playing (on various instruments) for most of the rest of the video. Gongs (accompanied by Russell playing bowed and percussive banjo) starting at the 20 minute mark, for about 20 minutes, 5 minutes gong solo,  then bansuri (a type of Indian Flute) and gongs for the remainder. Hope you enjoy. :-)

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