In Music, the interval is the difference in pitch between two tones. The intervals are determined by counting the distance – or number of semitones – between the notes. In the Sound Healing course you will learn that each interval will have a different effect on the mind/body, generally harmonizing/relaxing or dissonant/releasing. You are asked to obtain at least 3 bowls so that you can produce both types of intervals.
Some examples of harmonizing intervals are:
- Perfect unison (2 of the same pitch)
- Perfect fourth (for example C+F)
- Perfect fifth (for example C+G or G+D)
Some examples of dissonant intervals are:
- Major second (for example C+D or F+G)
- Major third (for example C+E)
Using these examples, if you were to choose 3 bowls that would allow you to play both a harmonizing interval and a dissonant interval, you could choose C, D, and G and you would be able to produce both a Perfect 5th (C+G) and a major 2nd (C+D). There are many other combinations you could choose; this is one that will give you a great foundation to practice sound healing.
To produce the given interval, the tones played should be of the same octave.
Please contact the seller of your bowls for more information and guidance. Tibetan singing bowls and many other instruments can be found in the Sound Therapy Shop UK and International
Here’s a helpful video from Jane Satchwell, Vice principal of Sound Healing Academy, that explains more about How to Choose a Tibetan Singing Bowl