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Lyre Bowl in Ash – 15string


Bowl #684

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The sound of a large Lyre Bowl is powerful and can be felt in the body even if you are not touching the wood. The sound of Ash is energetic, it speaks with the voice of the sacred masculine into our deep-self. Together they create an instrument with deep healing powers. Specifically to our courage and focus.

This piece of ash has dramatic patterns arising from its position in the fork or cruck of the tree. The bird-like form arising has lines like light descending from where the fork dipped close, like a benediction. Intense folds in the grain like this enrich the sound of any piece. This one has extra strong, warm undertones to each note.

The two sound samples show different ways the bowl can be tuned. Most people keep them in the “Gong” tuning,  where a simple strum from one side to the other releases powerful harmonies and every note you pick is in a rich harmonic relationship with every other note. I’ve given you two samples here, so you can feel how profound even the sunbtle change from major to minro is. The other tuning is a Hijaz scale with all seven diatonic notes giving two full octaves. Hijaz is a middle-eastern scale, rich in emotive harmonics. The manual shows you how to tune many other major/minor scales and ancient modes.

As with all larger Sounding Bowls this one comes with a hard case, soft lined and padded. And with an auto-tuner and manual.

This instrument can lead you into harmonies, inwardly and outwardly, that take you to new levels of development. You need no musical training as each note is beautiful in itself. Just follow the simple steps in our beginners guide.

For therapists, this bowl will help your clients to ground and to centre themselves in profound and gentle ways. Particularly good at the end of a gong-bath. In the right situation, you can achieve more with a Sounding Bowl in 15 minutes than a gong might do in 45.

Click to listen to a single sweep in F major.

691 gong-major     

Click to listen to a single sweep in F minor.

691 Gong Minor     


Click to listen to the Hijaz, middle eastern scale.

691 Hijaz     

Additional information

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 635 × 635 × 150 cm
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