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How Do I Select My Sounds?

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A while back, I put it out on Facebook that if anyone had a question for me, to ask it, and I would post the answers. Today's blog looks at one of those questions.


‪Susan T. Blake‬: Hi Michael! I listened to your interview with Andres Peraza last night (so interesting!), and a question occurred to me. With the vast array of gongs, drums, symbols, bowls, etc. you have, how do you choose the ones to use for a session, especially if it's healing work? I know you are intuitive about the music that flows through you, and I wonder to what extent that is a part of choosing the instruments as well. And to what extent they…volunteer. Thanks!
MB: I have spent a lot of time working with the Gongs/Bowls/Bells over the years, and in that time I have found some sounds that I feel are consistent with what I do for meditation/sound therapy. So I have developed a basic set up that I use most of the time because I know the Gongs/Bowls/Bells well, and also know how they work together as a unit. Th…

Learning To get Out Of The way

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I always tell people that what I do is not about me, as I am merely the portal that brings the vibrations through. And in saying so, one of the most difficult things I had to learn was to just get out of the way, and let those vibrations through.

I presented 2 amazing Sound Sessions this past Sunday. They were both extraordinary, as they were at a different, higher level. I think most musicians and Sound Therapists would say that their performances/sessions are all good, but once in a while that special one comes along, where you transcend everything that has come before. This was one (or should I say, 2) of those moments.

I always do a Q&A session afterwards so people can ask questions about what just transpired, ask about the instruments, and most importantly, share their own experiences. Sunday, after both sessions, we had long conversations about everything. And people shared some amazing and deeply moving experiences. Because I'm in the midst of channeling things, I always …

Choosing Instruments/Sounds

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I'm always being asked about percussion and sound, so I posted on my Facebook page that if anyone had a question, let me know and I'd write about it in a blog.This week I'd like to feature one of those questions.


‪Susan T. Blake:‬ Hi Michael! I listened to your interview with Andres Peraza last night (so interesting!), and a question occurred to me. With the vast array of gongs, drums, symbols, bowls, etc. you have, how do you choose the ones to use for a session, especially if it's healing work? I know you are intuitive about the music that flows through you, and I wonder to what extent that is a part of choosing the instruments as well. And to what extent they…volunteer. Thanks!
MB: I have spent a lot of time working with the Gongs over the years, and in that time I have found some sounds that I feel are consistent with what I do for meditation/sound therapy. So I have developed a basic set up that I use most of the time because I know the Gongs/Bowls/Bells well, and a…