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As a musician, I always had problems with the usual meditation music. The melodies are trivial, the synthesizer sounds mostly tasteless and a flute lurks at every corner. So I decided to create my own music...
=== Chakra Activation for Musicians ===
As a musician, you are trained to hear the notes between the notes, and you have a clear vision of what you aesthetically expect from a piece of music. Your hearing is analytical and if something in a recording grabs your attention it is hard to NOT hear it.
This makes it complicated to find a suitable meditation music. I heard myself through hundreds of so-called „meditation music“ records, only to find out that none is really working for me. Trivial melodies, non-musical synthesizer sounds, and flute sounds are making it impossible for me to relax and dive into the flow of my meditation.
=== The Concept ===
I started experimenting with sounds and harmonic systems on my own, which resulted in this series. I chose samples of orchestral string and brass sections as the main source for notes, as they can hold very long tones without interruption while still sounding organic and alive at the same moment. Also added are some individually tuned piano notes, plus some gong, singing bowl and deep drum sounds for fragmenting meditations into logical parts. Further, I added some high-quality ambient sounds of water on the seashore. These will gently distract you from the frequencies working on your chakras and give your meditation more room.
The notes you will hear do not follow the tempered tuning you are used to. This is part of the concept. I selected the notes from three different systems, each representing the seven chakras, which gave me a tone material of 21 frequencies. These are the three systems used:
2) Ancient Solfeggio Scale:
UT – Root Chakra: 396 Hz
RE – Sacral Chakra: 417 Hz
MI – Solar Chakra: 528 Hz
FA – Heart Chakra: 639 Hz
SOL – Throat Chakra: 741 Hz
LA – Brow Chakra: 852 Hz
SI – Crown Chakra: 963 Hz
3) Chakra Energy Center Carrier Waves:
Root Chakra: 256 Hz
Sacral Chakra: 288 Hz
Solar Chakra: 320 Hz
Heart Chakra: 341 Hz
Throat Chakra: 384 Hz
Brow Chakra: 448 Hz
Crown Chakra: 480 Hz
=== The Tracks ===
For the tracks of “Chakra Activation for Musicians”, the first three songs use exclusively the frequencies of only one of these three systems. Track 1 is exclusive notes from the Platonic Frequencies, track 2 uses only the Solfeggio Scale and track 3 is made from the Carrier Waves. All three tracks work from the root chakra up to the crown chakra, staying on each chakra for 2 minutes.
The last track “Combined Scales” stays two minutes on each of the three frequencies for each chakra, which totals in 6 minutes per chakra and an overall meditation time of approx. 42 minutes.
All these tracks are best enjoyed through headphones or through a quality sound reproduction system. May these meditations benefit all beings on our journeys towards peace, wholeness, and respect for all life.
released July 1, 2018
Composed, recorded, mastered, cover design and good vibes by Marc Mennigmann.
Marc Mennigmann worked as a session musician in the 1990s and founded two companies which both still exist. He plays piano
and Chapman Stick, loves to record, mix and master. Further, he is a programmer, a father of two kids and a well-known concert photographer. He loves to work experimental and to break all the rules. Check out his homepage mennigmann.com for more projects and information....more