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What is considered good meditation music?
  • Korkelz
    Posts: 294
    It seems like the meditation music I encounter sounds kinda lame... I feel like I could do better, but I don't know any technical things about meditative music and brainwaves and whatnot. So I was thinking... is the actual sound and artistry of the music more important than the technical stuff?

    I didn't put much effort into this, but I'm just wondering what you think (those who use meditative music) and if you can give me suggestions on what you would want to hear. I'm pretty open to suggestions, I do have real instruments at my disposal, just throw any ideas at me, anything you can think of!

    mp3: http://shup.com/Shup/447562/melody333-short.mp3
    (if the link doesn't work at first, try a few more times)
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253
    Korkelz,

    What constitutes "good" meditation music, like many things, is highly individualistic and subjective. There have been numerous threads discussing various sonic/musical forms on this Forum such as The most profound and essential asset in my journey... or Has anyone tried "Worlds first Digital drug" CD before. threads as well as traditional and New Age Music in the 'ambient' genres as aids to Anerosessions.

    You might be interested in checking out the music resources listed by members in the Muse Music group. It is one of the specialized interest topic groups available on this Forum to aid your journey forward.

    One of my favorite sources for 'ambient' and 'New Age' music is magnatune.com because you can listen to everything in their catalogue before deciding on what to purchase and it is very inexpensive when you do decide. For personal use you can even download the music files as CD quality ".wav" files for adding your own overdubbing soundscape if you wish.
  • BusterBuster
    Posts: 953
    I tend to gravitate toward Kelly Howell when I want to let my mind wander. I find them to be pretty relaxing.
  • Korkelz
    Posts: 294
    thanks for the replies, keep opinions coming if you will. I'd like to know more specifically about what kind of meditative music helps one use the aneros.
  • Wow! Really like what you've created Korkelz. What did you use to put this together?
  • HelixerHelixer
    Posts: 566
    Meditation is a form of prayer and Baroque music is prayer musically translated. The counterpoint aids you in 'ascending' and the tempo is conducive to the meditative state of mind, which in turn slows your breath and your heartbeat down to a relaxed tempo.
    If anyones interested I can see if I can find some links somewhere, some really amazing music!
  • Korkelz
    Posts: 294
    The_Bishop, i used Valhalla Shimmer (endless reverb) and a thick pad sound. The clip you hear is part of a 10 minute composition actually.

    edit: here's the whole thing: http://shup.com/Shup/448628/melody333.mp3
  • HelixerHelixer
    Posts: 566
    @Korkelz: Oh I'm sorry, I thought you were looking for suggestions of good meditation music
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253
    Korkelz,

    Just for the fun of it, I took your composition and added a binaural beat and nature sounds tracks to create a loopable MP3 file. If anyone is interested they can go HERE to download it for free.


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  • Korkelz
    Posts: 294
    Hey, lets get some opinions on Rumel's creation. Thanks!
  • [QUOTE=Korkelz;93481]It seems like the meditation music I encounter sounds kinda lame... I feel like I could do better, but I don't know any technical things about meditative music and brainwaves and whatnot. So I was thinking... is the actual sound and artistry of the music more important than the technical stuff?



    I don't generally use 'meditation' music when I meditate. However, in the "meditative music" genre, I would highly recommend anything done by Kip Mazuy (from NZ). Also, Steve Roach and crew (Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig, etc.) have produced lots of good stuff.
  • karyon
    Posts: 34
    Rumel -

    Can you go into more detail about the binaural beat waveform you used? As I mentioned in a previous post, I use a binaural beat program to enhance my sessions, and am wondering what frequencies you think are most beneficial.

    cheers
    k
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253
    karyon,

    I think the most beneficial frequencies for brainwave entrainment depends on what level of consciousness (brainwave/body part) you hope to induce and/or alter.

    In 'Korkelz' composition, I added a multi-tract harmonic binaural beat track based on the first three octaves of the note of 'C' with the offset beat frequency of 7.83 Hz. ("Schumann Resonance"). This frequency falls near the threshold between Alpha and Theta brainwave patterns, which I felt to be a good state of consciousness for Aneros use. The musical note 'C' is associated with the Root Chakra - Muladhara, which I also felt was appropriate for Aneros use. I hope that answers your question.
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253

    Early on in the development of "HypnAerosession", I created several different background music tracks. Here are a couple of tracks assembled from music by Kevin Macleod. If anyone is interested they can download KM_music-01.mp3 & KM_music-02.mp3 for free. Each file is about 20 minutes long.
    If you like these tracks you can hear more of his royalty free music offerings -> here
    If you do decide to download some of his music please kindly make a donation to support such independent artists.
  • HelixerHelixer
    Posts: 566
    Although I'm certainly no stranger to binaural beats and I occasionally use it myself, I find it too boring to listen to over an extended period of time(>1hour). Also, the bunglings of dilettant 'composers' using them are hardly worthwhile.

    The best MUSIC has to be baroque to get you relaxed and give you amazing melody at the same time.
    Baroque is a period of time when humanity was still childlike, innocent and pure. When music was not made for $$$ but for the deep desire of the composer to express himself to honor the highest. Bearing witness to this l'art pour l'art are the amount of classical composers that died 'on the job'.

    Pergolesi while writing his 'stabat mater' aged only 26. JS Bach while leaving his IMO crowning achievement of his entire lifework Kunst der Fuge unfinished at age 65.The former is a miracle as he came from a non-musical poor background and showed such musical maturity at such a young age. The latter because it shows Bach still developing musically even at 65, while it is now assumed ppl peak musically in their early 20s.

    This file also contains other more obscure composers from the Italian Baroque like Durante and D'Astorga

    If you like music, you're really going to enjoy this treat.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/446838294/Baroque.zip

    (you're welcome ;))
  • karyon
    Posts: 34
    Rumel -

    Thanks for sharing these tracks. Quick question: do these contain binaural beats, or are they just good 'mood' music?

    - k
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253
    karyon,

    The Kevin Macleod pieces are just straight mood music pieces with no binaural beat track.
  • cyrezcyrez
    Posts: 109
    hey rumel, what is the tune that is playing in the first one (km music one), at time index 10 minutes and forward...
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,253
    cyrez,

    Man, you sure made me work to find this again. The musical piece you asked about is 2:58 long and is titled "Martian Cowboy" it is part of Kevin Macleod's 'darkness & unease' collection.
  • cyrezcyrez
    Posts: 109
    Thankyou so much for digging it out for me, sorry for making you work again, thought you had a list or something saved...i looked around looking for that piece but couldnt find it, guess i was looking in the wrong place.. i owe you one =)