The Melody Bowl is the simplest layout of the Sounding Bowl concept. The sound is clear and richly harmonic with well-defined tones. Easy and versatile to play in improvisation or writtne music this Bowl has sequential notes in a wave-form rim and accommodates 7 – 15 strings which run parallel across the major width of the bowl. The smallest, seven string Melody Bowl is approximately 13 inches (32cm) in diameter.
The underneath of a Melody Bowl is usually texture-carved by hand to add an extra dimension in touch to the beauty that moves the eye and ear of the beholder.
The Melody Bowl is consistently favoured by singers and performers, also by music therapists working in hospitals, hospices, care homes and special needs schools. Reports from these establishments consistently tell us that many individuals, previously unable to respond to music or music therapy, have related deeply with Sounding Bowls. This ease of access to people in suffering means that many music therapists confess that they do not know how they would still do their work without one.