Siesta / Music / Singing Bowls - Special / Antique Singing Bowl No.53
This large, special, one off handbeaten singing bowl is at least 20 years old and can produce fascinating, unique tones. The bowls are produced in a traditional style from a mix of metals and come complete with a special turned wood puja stick, a felted beater and a cushion.
Hand beaten bowls have a more complex and rich range of sounds than machine made bowls, but there is more of a knack to playing them!
HOW TO PLAY:
Rest the singing bowl in the palm of the hand; hold smaller bowls on the fingertips. Hold the striker in the middle with all fingertips pointing downwards. Gently tap the striker against the side of the bowl to ‘warm it up’. With an even pressure, rub the striker clockwise around the outside rim of the bowl. Use a full arm movement just like stirring a big pan of soup. Try to keep the striker straight and remember to apply pressure. Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration.