What are Crystal Singing Bowls?

Crystal singing bowls are resonating drone instruments that emit a focused note or tone.

 

What are Crystal Bowls made from?

Crystal singing bowls are made from quartz crystal that has been fired at extreme temperatures until it forms a quartz glass. Some bowls are “fusion bowls” which means they are made from quartz and another mineral or metal which fuse together during the firing process.

 

What is Quartz?

Quartz in crystal form consists of molecules of silicon dioxide arranged in a highly structured geometric pattern. Quartz crystal is piezoelectric, which means it develops an electric potential

(or a sustainable resonance) when mechanical stress is applied to it. Quartz’s ability to resonate

and sustain a precise frequency makes it a common transmitter/receiver in crystal oscillators

found in watches, radios, phonographs and computers..

 

How are they played?

The bowls are played by gently striking them and then carrying their resonance the by using a suede or rubber "wand".

 

What do they sound like?

Their tone and frequency is that of a sustained drone instrument. When played together they can be hypnotic, therapeutic, soothing while simultaneously penetrating, intense and emotional. The sounds they emit are not only audibly heard, but also felt in the physical body.

 

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