A Look At Meditation Music
Your car car is blaring loud rock and roll or perhaps you are consistently being lullaby-ed to sleep with soft rock or elevator music on a daily basis. There are many options to different music these days thanks to satellite radio and internet yet there is one of many types that is in between the frequencies of loud gnarling amplifiers and hypnotizing walks in the shopping mall…That music which is a haven in between is Meditation Music.
So what is mediation music? For some of it’s composers it is a claim of territory for their particular ethnic background to stake the signet of it’s method. For others it is a landscape of fantasy and wrought with synthesizers creating a scene of ultimate dreaminess. But, what meditation music is, for my part, is something that really actually works. There are some meditation music artists who’s work seems to become dated not after a very long time. Sometimes the repetitive sounding of brass bowls and chimes actually work better than elaborate compositions with many parts for the instruments.
What is it anyway about sounding bowls, chimes and the tuned xylophone that seems to help us in a clear meditative state of mind. If you were a sound engineer you could say that it was the specific frequency, but though, there is the timbre of each instrument which cannot be denied. Tuning us in to a world of music beyond the radio dial.
As for music that is considered meditation music that uses a reliance on modern instruments such as synthesizers, samplers, and sometimes guitar, it all can be also viable but really what this all boils down to is someones opinion of what meditation music works and what is not helpful or is irritating.
I think it is great that we live in a time when mediation music is available and that also artists have dedicated their time to making what they believe to be therapeutic or mediative music. I would say that mediation music is the flip side of Music Therapy.
When an artist or composer is making either mediation music or music therapy on a cd, some really dedicate their time to the frequencies being emitted and the arrangement of the notes and really seem to think about what they are doing as well as putting the effort into doing it.
There are times when a cd of meditation music or a music therapy cd can really save someone from a particular form of chaos and at those other moments in can lift one into a higher or more peaceful or plainly better state of mind.
I think that both mediation music and music therapy music are the missing links in modern music with some helpings of older music such as classical or some others.
Meditation music is key to balance in the array of music genres today.
Sometimes we need to hear a repletion of chimes or sounding bowls. Something about the tone of the instruments that aid us into mediative states of mind. There clearly needs to be an alternative to traditional music with the pounding of percussion or the excesses of long, even though inspiring, classical music. Something out of regular consciousness that is our music of today. If anyone is able to find the perfect mediative music that works to help them then they have truly found something precious.
To learn more about metaphysical music and it’s closeness to meditative music there is an article here. To get a glimpse of music that combines Rock, Meditative Music and Electronic you might want to check out this here.