zondag 18 december 2011

Electronic tanpura / Electronische Tanpura

Hansuman uses an electronic tanpura.
I use an analog version, by Raagini, and an electronic Itanpura version for the iPhone, and now also on the Ipad Itabla.

Itanpura and Itabla is available at the Itunes store, for iPhone, Ipod-touch and Ipad

Itabla on the Ipad (dont mind the trendy intro music :-)

Here is a video of the Raagini
They both sound nice.
Itanpura has more possibilities, it can play 2 tanpuras and other things, you can tweak it more, but if you use it on an Iphone you should put it in airplane-mode, to avoid ringing of your Iphone while chanting or meditating :-)

Itabla Pro on the Ipad is also very usefull for making music, as it can run in the background, while playing on any kind of keyboard or synth on the Ipad (example on video is on 2 Ipads, now you can do this on one)


woensdag 7 december 2011

Third eye opening with Gayatri Mantra

Ajna (6th) Chakra Activation with Gayatri Mantra composed in specific Raga. Hope this is useful for spiritual aspirants to activate their pineal gland which is also known as Ajana Chakra which will be the future communication tool for the humans who can transform themselves as Divine Human beings. Pandit Sriram Sharma Acharya pioneer of Scientific spirituality has composed Gayatri mantra in various Ragas to activate various Chakra.

The sound-level is a bit low, so turn up the volume


Pythagoras Golden Ratios: Pythagorean Harmonic Healing by Dr. James Hopkins

As a result of independent research on the life and teachings of Pythagoras, Dr. James B. Hopkins was inspired to comission a series of unique musical instruments for healing purposes.
The sound of this Pythagorean Monochord resembles very much the indian Tanpura.
Listen to it here: 

About the Pythagorean Monochord

This Divinely Inspired Instrument is 7 feet long and has 117 strings. When all the strings are tuned to precise frequencies, the Instrument generates infinite harmonic overtone ratios. These frequencies emanate organically and combine mathematically to create exquisite cosmic symphonic orchestrations that unfold geometrically. I call them "audible fractals". Within these pure harmonic overtone series you will hear fathomless galactic choirs and instruments unimagined.

The Harmonic Proportions are to sound as the Golden Ratio is to structure- both of which are attributed to Pythagoras 569 BC.

When you listen to this recording, it is hard to believe that it is entirely acoustic! There are no synthesizers, no computer enhancements, and no special effects. I use only my fingers on the strings which are attached to a wooden resonant chamber (like a giant guitar or a massive cello) The Instrument is designed to be played while a human being is lying on top the chamber so that your body is bathed in these Sublime Harmonic Frequencies. Even more difficult to believe is that all the strings are tuned to only two notes. (D&A) This Phenomena is known as the Lambdoma Sequence.

All videos on Dr. James Hopkins instruments can be seen at this playlist 

He has a recording that is avalable on Itunes " Golden Ratios - Pythagorean Harmonic Healing 1"

On Pythagoras
Pythagoras who lived 500 BC is credited with being the father of mathematics, the inventor of geometry, and the father of music. He was the first to calculate accurately the mathematical relationships between the musical scales, the harmonic ratios, and the overtone series.

Pythagoras was the first person to prescribe harmonic frequencies and music to treat human conditions. He invented instruments and with the use of sound and vibration he was able to bring an individuals attention and awareness to their Divine Nature in order to facilitate healing.

On Wikipedia you can  find more on Pythagoras and on his Harmony of the Spheres