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Don’t be afraid to Sing! It is your own vibrational healing.

As a singing teacher, I understand that there are many different reasons why people want to sing. They want to find out if they have a voice. Can they sing in tune? Will it give them more self-confidence? Can it improve their asthma? Can it help them give up smoking? They just want to sing in the bathroom. read more

Expanding our Roles with Music & Sound in the Age of Covid and Climate

What a lovely two hours was spent today in the first SW21 Zoom Gathering with 50 therapeutically-trained musicians and others. We began the exploration of what it means to expand self-limiting definitions of who we are as musicians? read more

Our Culture is the Patient

Forward! There is no going back because collectively we have all shifted, peri-Covid. Isolation has become a psychological by-product of these times. Politicization has undermined the best of science. read more

One Step Back. Two Steps Ahead

As a freelance percussionist my life has been filled with travel and many types ofwonderful performance opportunities. From chamber music to experiments to improvisation,theatre, dance and solo works, I have had the great privilege of working with communities ofperformers and composers in very inspired social settings. One would say that going ‘online’ is astep backwards in comparison with the experience of live music and they would be right.Many percussionists get into the electronic side of th read more

Zoom 5.2.2 - Better Sound Quality

Musicians who have been using Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms for sessions, rehearsals, and performances since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year have struggled against an aud read more

Playing & Singing Together Remotely (That Latency Thing)

Along with many other forms of human interaction, live musical collaboration has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread quarantining and social distancing essentially suspended performances that require precise timing among multiple players – everything from classical symphonies and choir ensembles to jazz quartets and rock bands. read more


Sound Travels Sound Forum, in common with other websites, is a platform to enable its Authors to submit Posts &amp Events. As an enabling platform the views of the Authors are their own and do not nec read more

Sounds of Nature

Through interacting with the sounds of nature, we can commune with the universe. This feeling drew me to the realm of sound healing. Years ago, moving slowly through a city park each evening, the amalgamation of sound frequencies offered by the wind blowing through the leaves of the many trees seemed to bring my body into a relaxed and vital state, while carrying my mind to a space of oneness. read more


Dear Andrew, Thank you for the articulate post of May 30, 2020 - COVID CONFUSION: FINDING A WAY THROUGH? "It's like trying to complete a jigsaw without a picture on the box.” Recently, like so many, I witnessed profound contradictions: A billionaire’s spaceship brilliantly launched while Corona mask-clad protesters burned police cars all over America. Another sad day for us all. read more

Covid Confusion - Finding A Way Through? ANDREW HODGES

Covid Confusion - Finding A Way Through read more


Let the wings of sounds & music take you each day on a soul journey, for free… Each day at the end of December 2020 an international artist will be honored and will offer a preview of his/her music, sounds and messages inspired by Harmony, Love and Care to the world! read more

Sacred Drumming: Our Strange New Journey

These are strange, wonderful and powerful times. It is all change our end as I am sure it is with everyone else. read more

Moving Forward… What’s Called For and Needed?

I began social distancing March 7th. I know we all have unique circumstances and challenges. For me, even while living in S. Oregon - which is pretty much out of the fray - it still took about a month to assemble ground beneath my feet, or at least to have a workable day living with uncertainty read more

My Journey

My journey within the gong industry helped me to see a clear linebetween Gong Mastery and learning to play the gong artfully withdifferent strokes and mallets, and Gong Sound Healing and howconsciousness effects the healing process.The distinction is very much the difference between a masculineapproach with gong mastery and a feminine approach with gonghealing. read more

Is Music Important to Your Health and Wellbeing?

A call out to passionate music people to help us to find out more. Take part in research in collaboration with Deezer, the Global music streaming service read more

How To Authentically Record The Sound of a Gong Part.1

A lot of people have been asking how they might capture the sound of a gong to share the sonic magic with people who aren’t physically with them. Needless to say, one cannot compare a live, in-person sound bath with a digital experience. read more

Project Global Sound is Getting Exciting!

A project to unite the world in therapeutic sound and music read more

Perfect Pitch

Article discussing how perfect pitch can function read more

Sound Health

In theory, we all strive for Sound Health; this is of course, especially true as we advance in years. Sadly our free health service has, in the name of respecting scientific outcomes not allowed itself to change enough with the time. read more

New Website: chloegoodchild.com

I am delighted to celebrate this new creative cycle of my life with a new website, highlighting and celebrating my musical life across the last three decades; as well as opening the door wider on the transforming power of sound to generate, re-awaken and restore compassion on planet Earth in the 21st century. read more

How can sound and music help mental health?

Lyz Cooper, founder of The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) talks about her experience and shares her research on how to use sound and music to not only improve health and wellbeing, but to help prevent illness in the first place. read more

Tuning the Human Body

Before playing any composition, musicians tune their instruments carefully because they know that such a precise process ensures a high quality of music. Human tuning The human body is th read more

Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure

Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure read more

The Gong Journey

Gong work read more

Music Does Not Exist

Music unlike Art produces nothing concrete. I accept that it creates MP3s, CDs and other forms of re-playable media. What I mean is that Art mostly produces some kind of object, a painting, a carving, a sculpture. Musical creations disappear the moment they are heard. Musical creations are functions of mind's ability to make connections between past, present and future in the form of sounds. But what exists is only those vibrations which exist at that moment. In this sense music only exists, if read more

Somnus X - Research into improving sleep a success

45% felt they got a better nights sleep after listening to Somnus X read more

Of Whales and Trees

There is an ancient Maori legend I&rsquove heard of while living in Aotearoa (New Zealand), about a special connection between the mighty Kauri tree and the Paraoa (sperm whale). Thousands of years read more

Mastering Chaos: "Entrainment"

We often talk about people blissfully living in their 'bubble'. We talk about politicians living in their bubble of reality not necessarily aware of the lives of others. We run the risk of becoming entrained by our own 'bubbles'. Before you choose to believe that you don't have your own bubble just be aware that the likes of Google and Facebook know about your bubble. They like to feed your 'bubble'. They think they know what you like. read more

Earlybird Offers 2019

Earlybird Discounts for Cortijo Romero holidays: just place £100 deposit on any of our holidays to qualify. £60 off when you book 6 months ahead, or £30 off for booking 3 months ahead. read more

The five senses in the medicine wheel

Drumming into the senses opens you to the powers of the universe read more

End Of An Era

33 years into developing the New musical instrument, the unique sculpture, the deep-acting therapy tool that is Sounding Bowls, Tobias Kaye is moving on. With books to write and 5 accredited makers in the world Tobias is passing on the baton. read more

Soulful Sound

Nuances of playing read more

Advice to New Gong Players

Helpful guidance for people discovering the gong and Sound Healing read more


Using Sound an the gongs to recognise and heal our issues, to move forward in life read more

Winter Solstice Ancestor Drumming

The veils are thin, we can go within and find strength in our ancestors read more

Mastering Chaos® A Leadership Workshop - by Rod Paton and Andrew Hodges

Musical leadership is leading 'in the moment', guiding multiple strands of simultaneous activities. Leadership doesn't get more complex than this. Musicians must lead themselves and their 'team', i.e. their band or orchestra, in a variety of different styles to suit the piece. The leadership style must 'fit', relate to what is happening now, with a sense of what's coming towards them, hopefully leading to the best outcome. read more

The Launch of SOMNUS - Sleep Personified

A new release of Consciously Designed Music by Lyz Cooper read more

Using Your Voice to Transform Your Life

Lyz Cooper's latest blog post read more

Our Star Connections

The sounds of stars read more

Sounding The Soul

People all over the world have definitely woken up to the power of sound to help with wellbeing. Gong Baths are now commonplace, as are crystal bowl and tuning fork sessions. Gongs and bowls have been an essential part of my life since 2012, but for the last little while I have been getting a very strong nudge from the universe to facilitate workshops in which the human voice takes the starring role. read more

Monthly Gong Baths

As everything is vibrating so are we, sometimes we can become out of tune in either mind body or spirit and dis-ease can start to take hold. Through the healing frequencies of sound therapy our bodies can be brought back in tune and we can begin to feel healthy and balanced once more. Come and feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of a therapeutic Sound Bath. read more

Where Art and Therapy Collide

How sound and the voice can be used as a therapeutic art-form read more

Distance Healing Drumming

Drum is a wonderful instrument for sending focused healing to others. It keeps you in time with the Now, keeping you in focus. It’s the combination of your body moving, the visual gentle repetition and the sound of the heart beat, plus a humming resonance within the drum that changes, weaves and carries that something, that energy of love that is within you and me. read more

Finding Solace in ‘Solis’

A relaxation track to bring warmth and a sonic cuddle! read more

Gamelan, Gongs Behind Bars and Gong Baths

For over 20 years I've been studying and performing Javanese gamelan (Indonesian bronze percussion) including gongs, metallophones, drum and voice. In my very first class, at London’s Southbank Centre in 1996, I fell in love with the sound, and quickly became aware of the powerfully therapeutic potential of these instruments. read more

Mastering Chaos - A Leadership Workshop - Employing The Principles of Rod Paton’s Lifemusic

Mastering Chaos allows you to explore how allowing apparent chaos frequently permits healthy, productive and creative community. read more

Some of the magic Wands of Sound ...

The art of playing or singing the bowls is one of the foundation stones of my healing instruments ... what is a Singing Bowl ... A Singing Bowl is a metallic bowl made from several alloys, copper, tin, zinc, iron, lead, gold, silver and mercury. read more

Sound Healing ... a Journey into the Heart of SacredSound ... Anne’s story

Have you ever asked yourself why that song or piece of music moves you so much ... or why you happily spend hundred of pounds on tickets to your favourite Band or Singer when you could buy a new Sound System for the same price ... read more


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WEST LONDON - The Healing Power of Vocal Sound

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Small Group restorative candle-lit gong bath 6pm

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Small Group restorative candle-lit gong bath 8pm

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Monthly Group Sound & Gong Bath

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DEVON - All-Night Gong Puja ceremony

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