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Bowl 407 from local Yew, has a very strong sound, yet warm and grounded. Historically used by the English for longbows, it has an association with pushing back enemies. It is a wood of swirling browns, being bright orange when new and aging. The intense inwardness of the Heart Bowl's shape seems to create a special intensity to the experience of playing them, the open form allows the sound to radiate. This bowl seeks to touch that which is most deeply enfolded within, helping to touch the hardest to reach. It is an excellent bowl for meditation and healing work. Seven string bowls are tuned to pentatonic scales. These ancient scales touch the child in us and are exceptionally easy to play with.

 

404 is a 13 string Lyre Bowl of Ash. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm , bright & strong. The sound made using Ash has a large timbre and strength, giving a sense of direction within the sound, with confidence & reliability. The bowl lends itself to improvisation as the notes are arranged with the deep ones central and alternating out to the high notes on the shorter strings. Large Lyre Bowls are frequently tuned to simple arpeggios, so that a single sweep of the hand produces a powerful harmony that vibrates the body in a bath of sound that cannot help but change the way the world looks and feels. Cased at £2,276. Video of a similar bowl.

 

402 is a 5 string Hermetic Bowl of Walnut. Walnut is a quiet, serious wood and has the qualities of the wise elder. There is a sense of depth in the tone and the colouring of the wood. Hermetic Bowls have a more open shape. The sound is more mercurial, less intimate, more genial. Small bowls like this are ideal for meditation or accompaniment of other instruments. Some people use these in healing. £651 Uncased.

 

With Bowl 401, the string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. The intense inwardness of the Heart Bowl's shape seems to create a special intensity to the experience of playing them, the open form allows the sound to radiate. This bowl seeks to touch that which is most deeply enfolded within, helping to touch the hardest to reach. It is an excellent bowl for meditation and healing work. The sound made using Ash has a large timbre and strength, having a sense of direction within the sound, giving confidence & reliability. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm , bright & strong.

 

Bowl 400 made using Ash, has a large timbre and strength, having a sense of direction within the sound, giving confidence & reliability. Large Lyre Bowls are frequently tuned to simple arpeggios, so that a single sweep of the hand produces a powerful harmony that vibrates the body in a bath of sound that cannot help but change the way the world looks and feels. Fifteen string bowls have a full 2 octave range, giving a very large range for improvisation and music making. The tone is rich and full making it rewarding as a meditation sound as well. The Lyre Bowl lends itself to improvisation as the notes are arranged with the deep ones central and alternating out to the high notes on the shorter strings.

 

397 is a 10 string Melody Bowl of Cherry with a base note of G. Cherry gives a sweet, light sound reminiscent of sunlit meadows in May. Melody is the easiest bowl to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. Maybe this is why they have been so popular with Music Therapists. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. The larger the bowl, the richer the harmonic range supporting both playing as a musical instrument and for use in therapy. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. Cased at £1,754. Video of a 10 string bowl.

 

Bowl 392 is a 9 string Cherry Melody Bowl. Melody is the easiest bowl to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. The larger the bowl, the richer the harmonic range supporting both playing as a musical instrument and for use with therapist. Cherry is reminiscent of a bank of fresh flowers. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. Cased at £1,582. Video: the flexibility of a 9 string bowl.

 

Bowl 391 is a 7 string Elm Melody Bowl. Elm is a tall elegant tree whose wood produces a flowing, breathy sound. Elm is linked with Mercury/Hermes having particular healing powers on the journey of becoming. Melody Bowls are the easiest bowls to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. Maybe this is why they have been so popular with Music Therapists. This is also an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. 7 string bowls are tuned to pentatonic scales. These ancient scales touch the child in us and are exceptionally easy to play with. Cased at £1,294. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Bowl 387 is a 9 string Lyre Bowl in Cherry, with a base note of D. The Lyre Bowl lends itself to improvisation as the notes are arranged with the deep ones central and alternating out to the high notes on the shorter strings. Lyre Bowls are often favoured for their alternating note pattern which integrates left & right hemispheres of the brain. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. Cherry is reminiscent of maidens in a maypole dance. Cased at £1,582. Video: the flexibility of a 9 string bowl.

 

Bowl 378 is a 14 string Ash Bridging Bowl with a base note of E. The sound of Ash has a large timbre and strength, with a sense of direction within the sound, giving confidence & reliability. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasizing the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. Cased at £2,393.

 

Bowl 377 is a 21 string Lyre Bowl made from Ash. This is the largest standard type of Sounding Bowl we make, it has truly remarkable depth and power of sound. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm , bright, strong and confident. Large Lyre Bowls are frequently tuned to simple arpeggios, so that a single sweep of the hand produces a powerful harmony that vibrates the body in a bath of sound that cannot help but change the way the world looks and feels. Video of a similar bowl. With a base note of D. Cased at £4,400.

 

Bowl 376 is a 15 string Lyre Bowl made from Plane. There is a deep power in the dynamics of a larger Lyre Bowl and this is added to with the subtle strength of Plane. The sound created by this wood has warmth, vitality, longevity and expansive inclusiveness. The Lyre Bowl easily lends itself to harmonics. Fifteen string bowls have a full 2 octave range, giving a very large range for improvisation and music making. The tone is rich and full making it rewarding as a meditation sound as well. This comes with a case at £2,662. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Bowl 367 is a 10 string Walnut Bridging Bowl. Walnut is a quiet, serious wood and has the qualities of the wise elder. There is a sense of depth in the tone and the colouring of the wood. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasising the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre so the strings fall easily to the hand. This one comes with a case at £1,754. Video of some Bridging Bowls.

 

Small bowls like three stringed Bowl 364 are ideal for meditation or accompaniment of other instruments. Some people use these in healing. Acacia has thorns on the new growth and very light green leaves that move even in light breezes. The strike has remarkably melodious overtones with almost metallic high notes.

 

Lyre Bowl 317 is nearly 14 across making it light and easy to hold up and play at the same time. Cherry has a bright, springtime, dancing sound to it. The nine notes give the full octave plus one note or a very wide range if tuned to the pentatonic scale. The manual gives guidance for both these as well as ancient modal tunings The outside is carved and it comes complete with case at £2393

 

Bowl 316 is a 12 string Bridging Bowl in Elm. It is rare to have a bowl of this size in this wood. Elm was a tall elegant tree whose wood produces a flowing, breathy sound. The dark and light sides are represented by tuning pegs in yew and walnut. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasising the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. Twelve string bowls have an excellent range of sounds. Popular with many singers they give a lovely range for improvisation and self accompaniment. It comes complete with a case at £2,132. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Oak has a strong presence in feel and sound. Number 310 is the first Oak Sounding Bowl we have made. The wood came from a very special 220 yr old tree from the Blenheim estate. Every part of this tree is being tracked as part of the OneOak project. This Melody Bowl has been filmed in the making for them and posted on their You Tube channel. The Sylva Foundation Blog also has two pieces (here’s the 2nd) about this Melody Bowl. Due for Exhibition at Art in Action the purchaser can take possession after OneOak has finished showing it. A nine string Melody Bowl 310 is tuned C – d. a YouTube video showing more details will be up by end March. Available mid December this unique piece comes carved and cased at £1582

 

Meditation Bowl number 294 is about 8" or 20cm across with three strings. Holly has a delightfully bright, star-like sound. Imagine something of the spiky nature of the leaves combined with the delicacy of the little white flowers that show on this tree all year round, and add in the brightness of the red berries to get a feeling for the inner nature of the sound of Holly. Meditation Bowls have a shape that adds warmth to any sound. These two together give this little three string Sounding Bowl quite a special nature. The Holly comes to the workshop as fresh felled tree. This one was seasoned before turning giving a smooth even shape and slightly warmer sound. Comes uncased with the usual guides to playing and meditating with a five string Sounding Bowl. Only £473.

 

 

Most Sounding Bowls come cased within the price. Our standard hand made hard case, soft lined is available to fit any uncased bowl. From £240.