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Music Does Not Exist

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Its Not Just A Hobby

For many of us, music isn't just background noise – it's a passion, a refuge, a language with its own grammar and flow. We embrace the joy of playing, yet often downplay the skills we've honed, the challenges we've overcome, the worlds we've built note by note. Today, let's peel back the label and see what truly lies beneath. read more

From Mastering Chaos - The Musicians Way - From Grunts to Grammatical Gems: Exploring the Evolving Soundscape of Human Communication

My book "Mastering Chaos: The Musician's Way" will be due out soon on Kindle and other e-Readers, Waterstones and other great book shops. On Sound Forum I will be putting it up in bite-size Episodes so this is a chance for you to get read it for free. read more

A History of Musical Decision Making: Mastering Chaos - "The Musicians Way"

Decision-making can be musical. I can see several questions emerging in your mind as you read this. The purpose of this blog is to outline times in history when music came into decision making. It also examines how even decisions about engine maintenance come down to a matter of tone and feel. Finally I describe how, in the middle of a corporate negotiation over 'who gets paid what', musical processes materialised which helped inform the decision. read more

Establishing Trust The Musicians Way

Musicians tend, by the way they work together, to build trust with each other, creating a strong foundation for musical collaboration. This foundation can lead to more creative, rewarding, and enjoyable experiences for everyone involved. read more

Music Improvisation - A Peak Experience?

Many people think of a peak experience as requiring unique special circumstances. Descriptions of peak experience often involve being the receiver of sensory stimulation from without, e.g. the vie read more

Brexit: The Hidden Cost To Soundworkers

At the end of 2020 a deal was done with the EU; a very poor, light-weight deal. Whether you are a Leaver or Remainer you will probably be thinking that this outcome was not what I was expecting when the result of the referendum was announced in 2016. read more

Deep within us all

Deep within us all there is a well, from which, when we are still we can drink. This brings awareness to a thirst that we never knew we had, one the humanity is forever seeking to quench. 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


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

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

Self Care, and Caring for Others

Self care 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

How important is the way we play music for our health and wellbeing?

Connecting, or reconnecting, with an instrument can be a beautiful and powerful doorway into opening up our expression and in the process, deepening our connection with our body. read more

why are we singing our song

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Energy-Portals of the Egyptian Sephiroth

Secret Techniques &amp Powerful, Transformational Energy-Portalsof the Egyptian Sephiroth Tree-of-Life Representation Accompanying video The secrets of the sacr read more

Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart Jill Mattson Love isthought to reside in the heart. Easily you feel your heart pump harder when youare excited or drag you down when depressed. The physical heart has a commo read more

The Healing Songs of the Stars

The Healing Songs of the Stars The shepherd plays the harp at night, while watching over his sheep. His celestial music twinkles and sings along with the stars. The ancient musician seems to “play read more

Sounds of Silence

The Sounds of Silence In snow country, winter brings aseason of soft, deep and wonder-filled silence. The snow absorbs sounds,creating silence that feels juicy, thick and almost “holy”. Thi read more

"Festival Overture" - What Sound Healing Did For Me...

Most people will know that despite being editor of Sound Travels Sound Forum I dont often publish here. However on this occasion you might allow me a little indulgence. Many of us struggle to find read more

Sounds of Summer

The sweet thoughts of summer pop up in our thoughts at the end of winter. Why are these feelings of summer almost delicious???In summer, nature reveals her creative masterpieces… at full bloom. B read more

The Best Christmas Song!

Must buy the perfect present… What to have for Christmas dinner… Get those Christmas cookies baked. When are we trimming the tree? Clean the house... Who will I be with this Christmas? YIKES - I CA read more

Shine On

I was inspired towrite this blog a while back when I noticed that a very beautiful andsuccessful friend of mine was attacked recently by someone who clearly couldnot cope with her empowered-ness, and read more

Enlightenment – Incredibly Easy!

Enlightenment –Incredibly Easy! Many paths leadpeople along the long road to enlightenment – when one overcomes thedifficulties of negativity in the world of duality. At the conclusion of thejourn read more

Sound levitation

Secrets of Sonic Levitation Ancientmanuscript describe sound levitating heavy, perhaps aiding in the building ofhuge pyramids and monuments. Ancient texts, all over the globe, describe soundas an read more

The Healing Power of Silence

All sounds arise from silence. Through chant and meditation we can follow the sound back to it’s source, silence. At this point the small self merges into the greater self and all fears and worries di read more

Three Variables, Awareness-Intent-Intuition

In an earlier article I published entitled &ldquoSILENCE&rdquo, I wrote &ldquoFrom the perspective of a Sound Therapist, sound and silence must walk hand and hand, through this connection one can find read more

Letting Go

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Letting go is adifficult thing for most of us. Whether it arrives upon us due to the loss of read more

Amazing Animal Awareness

&ldquoRemember the bigger picture&rdquo a little dog told me in my work as an animal communicator and human empowerment coach. I never cease to be amazed at the surprising sources that the most pro read more

Mountain Waves

Mountain Waves What a beautiful Imbolc surprise to watch huge waves breaking and tubing over the Karavanken Mountains. No word of a lie and no exaggeration that these waves were over 600 meters hig read more

Sounds do NOT Heal

How Sounds DO NOT Heal Waves interact. That is a fact. Two high crests of a wave double in size when they interact. When a crest and a low trough collide at the same time and place they cancel each read more

World Sound Healing - Feb 14

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF SACRED SOUND! 14th Annual WORLD SOUND HEALING DAY Feb. 14, 2016 WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Become a Sonic Co-Creator Join thousands throughout the planet on F read more

Creating Sacred Space

Sacred Space Creating Sacred Space was a titillating ancient secret. Observehow far people travel to a sacred site - without knowing that they can createsuch spaces themselves. Everything is vib read more


I first became aware of the power of sound in an unusual situation in the late 1970s: on the road with the amazing guitarist Gordon Giltrap in his classic symphonic rock band. Gordon didn&rsquot wa read more

World Wellbeing - One Breath, One Song At A Time

September is shaping up to be a momentous month for me - I&rsquom conducting a song for the mass choir fundraising event Sing for Water, celebrating World Peace Day with Croydon Community Choir and be read more

SACRED SCALE™ Music Education Program and Musical Instruments

Carla Rose Kelly, Master Healer with Music, developed this unique music education program with the musical instruments in London, Ontario, Canada. It is a beautiful connection of music, healing &amp read more

Harmonious expression

Harmonious Expression &ldquoIn the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.&rdquo - Vincent Van Gogh Dear Friend For many of us our read more


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Unheard Whispers

Unheard Whispers Secret Sounds Change our Physicality! JillMattson Plants respond to music, growing better while listening to classicalmusic, but how does sound change the physicality of the read more

Tuning in to the Flow of Life

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Sing for Your Heart

An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all. - Dorothy Day Dear Friend The Singing Antidote As the shops stack up w read more

Remember September

Dear Friend Remember September Say do you remember/ dancing in September/ never was a cloudy day - Earth Wind and Fire - September I often find autumn to be a nostalgic time. As the rhythm of li read more

Super Sizzling Solstice

Dear Friend Wishing You a Super Sizzling Solstice We are all innately magical, creative beings. It&rsquos; just that sometimes we forget. So here are some of the reminders I have received whi read more

Easter Eggs for the Ears

Easter Eggs for the Ears The Seasonal Party Cycle Following the patterns of nature, in many traditions, periods of fasting, reflection and retreat are followed by massive feasts and celebrations. H read more


? Warning: Uplifting Singing Can Seriously Boost the Flow of Happiness to your Heart ? How Singing Helps Our Hearts ? Happiness Gym Singing is a form of gentle exercise which encourages deep breat read more

The Mysterious Heart

The Mysterious Heart The Mysterious Heart Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. - Rabindranath Tagore The Enchanting and Mysterious Heart By: Mohammad Bardi A Romanc read more


SoulSong - Let Your Soul Sing I am delighted to announce that I will be running at retreat, SoulSong in Ibiza - 3rd-10th May. This has been a long time dream of mine come true and I am super excited read more

Medicine Words

Medicine Words! By Jill Mattson Today we believe thatwords enable us to communicate, with the word having a symbolic meaning. Inancient times, they knew a secret - that words are sounds &ndash read more

A Roaring Start to 2014

A Roaring Start to 2014 Dear Friend Wishing you a truly magnificent, magical start to 2014! What are your dreams and aspirations for 2014? What is your heart longing for? Are read more

Sparkly Solstice Card and Special Song for Children

Wishing you a Marvellous Magical Magnificent Midwinter Season Thank You so much for being part of my musical adventures this year and for all the magic, wonder, love and laughter you br read more

The Voice of Purpose

The Voice of Purpose How do we make plans and goals for the New Year, without them falling by the wayside? Connecting goals with our broader sense of purpose in life ensures that they are authentical read more

The Moving Voice

The Moving Voice Dancing Your Song and Singing Your Dance I am delighted to be collaborating on a special Dance &amp Voice event with wonderful Beverley Drumm, founder of Nectar of Life this month. read more

Singing Through Sticky

Singing Through Sticky Here in South London the arrival of winter was announced by a wild wind that shook many trees from their roots. Streets were strewn with splintered tree branches as the cloc read more

The Singing Tardis

The Singing Tardis Musical Time Travel One of the things that amazes me about my experience of sounding is how it can bring create connections across time and space. The creative process of intera read more

Music of the Mind

Music of the Mind Last month I was honoured to be part of two wonderful charity events both of which have prompted me to think more deeply about the essential contribution of music to healthy mental read more

Singing Makes Peace

Singing Makes Peace I just took part in Sing for Water this weekend, an event which brings together a mass choir of 800 people at the Thames Festival to raise funds for WaterAid&rsquos; life saving read more

Soul Sounds

Soul Sounds &ldquoWe connect to the world through the sound: the chatter of people, the hum of the traffic, the whisper of touch, the percussion of a heartbeat.&rdquo - Caro Ness - A Space for Si read more

You are What you Listen to!

Music makesyou feel &ndashit interacts with your emotions. Everyone has snapped their fingersto a lively beat, and relaxed to the soothing sound of the ocean. Sound wavesinteract with our emotions, wh read more

The Power of Play

June Blog - The Power of Play Play is the highest form of research. - Albert Einstein I had the honour of teaching my annual Sound Healing module at the Holistic Healing College this month - read more

The Voice of Peace

The Voice of Peace Against a backdrop of earthquakes, wars, bombings and oppressions, I recently experienced two awakenings about the power of voice to create peace. The first was the launch read more

Women & Water

Women and Water - Flowing Together to Create Change &ldquoOne stick will break soon. But five sticks combined can&rsquot be broken easily. Therefore bound together as a group, we can do similar work read more

Empty Cup - Your Invitation to the Launch Party - Come and Celebrate World Water Day.

Dear Sound Travels Friend Inviting you to the launch of my new album, empty cup, with thanks for being a friend in song and sound. This album represents both a new direction and a coming home to my read more

Sound Survey by Johnty Wilks

Johnty Wilks, a saxophonist who composes meditation music and conducts sound healing workshops with the saxophone is doing some research on new age/ meditation and chillout music genres - buying patte read more

Rest & Vulnerability - The Song of Stillness

Rest and Vulnerability - The Song of Stillness My recent learning has taken me by surprise - which is not really surprising, because to learn is to be willing to be constantly surprised- but something read more

Sound Forum: Crossing The Divides

Thoughts about possible developments on Sound Forum and the potential of increasing and deepening worldwide awareness of the rich spectrum of human activity in Sound. Please note that I have CAPITA read more

The Sounds of Civilizations

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 &ldquoVibrations, or sounds, can control civilizations!&rdquo wrote ancient officials. An o read more

Atlantis revisited - True Eden?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Atlantis revisited - True Eden? It is probably the most enduring grand mystery of all time... an enigma that was famo read more

Self-Employment - Singing Your Own Song

I was asked recently to write a blog on self-employment. Which, as I am about to explain is somewhat ironic, considering that my life has been more of a sort of somewhat mad and magic carpet ride, how read more

Listening for the Voice of Change

Listening for the Voice of Change 2012 is shaping up to be all that it promised to be and more. It includes staggering extremes and all colours in between. I am singing in technicolour. On th read more

The Scale of The Universe

This is by far one of the best illustrations of the magnificence of our Universe. This presentation allows to to drill down to the smallest particle and then expand your horizons up and beyond the ver read more

Why do some ideas work and others not?

When you work creatively as many of us do, some ideas just take off and fly as if they have a mind of their own.I often find myself surprised at what works and what doesnt. With some creative proj read more

Circles of Unity and Diversity

Circles of Unity and Diversity Yesterday I attended the SOAS Interfaith Music Festival. I am always incredlbly inspired and uplifted when I see devout members of different religions speaking and sing read more

How To Get The Best From Sound Forum

Sound Forum, through the use of the latest approaches to communication, has made it possible for everyone involved in Sound, in all its wonderous glory, to find each other and come together. How does read more

The Urgency of Interconnection

The Urgency of Interconnection I am writing this in early spring as the flowers are just beginning to blossom. Which makes me marvel again at the way the change of seasons always takes me by s read more

An Example of what Sound Forum is ALL about...

This screen-shot demonstrates very well what Sound Forum is all about. Sound Forums purpose is to help everyone interested in Sound and its Powers to connect and come together to share the very best read more


This was fascinating to read especially the color and frequency correlations which are not the same as most in sound healing have been taught! C for example is not red. The charts have not come out read more

Ocean of Song - Your Invitation

Dearest Friend I am absolutely delighted to invite you to Ocean of Song - March 23rd Singing together to raise waves of funds and awareness for WaterAid A truly oceanic collective of choi read more

Interview on Sounds Orange

I have mentioned the wonderful Sound Forum in this interview with Anadi Taylor from Sounds Orange - very grateful to be part of this amazing community - thank you! Katie read more

Dancing with Dissonance

December Blog - Dancing with Dissonance An exploration of the beauty of dissonance and how dancing to our own tune can makes waves in the world. The reality today is that we are all interdependent read more

"Consonance and Dissonance" written by Joanie Solaini (Acutonics Teacher and Practitioner, LLM,LLB, BA Mus)

&ldquoThe last thing a fish knows is water&rdquo What a delicious pool to be diving in is this discussion of consonance and dissonance! Deep and deceptively clear looking, it is impossible to f read more


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Creating a Community of Song

October Blog - Creating a Community of Song One question that has been deeply preoccupying me and will no doubt continue to do so until the end of my days here, is how can I use that which has been g read more

Words and Wordlessness

Words and Wordlessness It has been challenging writing this month&rsquos; article mainly because I encountered some welcome wordlessness and some dee read more

The Sound and The Storm

It is undeniable that times are tough and may even get tougher. The situation across the world does not look good. It doesnt need much close analysis to know that with the losses we have experienc read more

Music Lyrics Survey

Music Lyrics Survey With the recent riots people have raised the question of the influence of music on young people. This study raises some interesting points. Teenagers listen to an average of read more

From Out There to In Here and Back Again

July Blog - From Out There to In Here and Back Again. I have just come back from a week&rsquos; work in Austria, which was a wonderful experience. Rolling mountains, trees, abundant flowers and openh read more

Pink is the New Blue - Going Beyond Gender

June Blog - Pink is the New Blue - Going Beyond Gender I recently saw an article in the Independent that says there is a big boom in mothers choosing pink for baby boys, which reflects the growing read more

Love is at the Root of Everything

May Blog - Love is the Root of Everything I was reminded recently that there is a funky bassline playing along underneath even the most twisted and seemingly off-key tunes in life, that love is the r read more

Acutonics From Galaxies to Cells

Acutonics From Galaxies to Cells | Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine is now available. This full color, hard-back book takes you a journey through the solar system drawing the connections betwee read more

Sound and the Etheric Body

Thanks to Kirlian photography healers and spirit mediums before that, we have a much better grasp of the etheric body. To the human eye the etheric body is invisible. The etheric body is made up o read more

Music is Medicine for the Heart

MUSIC IS MEDICINE FOR THE HEART Gary Malkin “Music isthe sound of life, celebrating itself.” John Ortiz, the Tao of Music Music takes us on a journey. Likestories, it can transport u read more

Shostakovich - The Luminous Centre of Truth

After Id finished a long and productive day I decided to listen to another Shostakovich Quartet with score. They are such intensely wrought pieces: fiendishly hard but perfectly conceived for the me read more

Creative DNA

One of the things I have consistently found mind bending over the years as a creative musician is how to hold as one all the different roles I have played professionally as a musician. The wis read more

The Way It Is (An extract from her latest book "Sounding The Mind of God")

At this time many of us are feeling the influence of the outer world on our energy system. There is a global recession, the environment is suffering, war is still raging in Afghanistan, an impendin read more

An Interview with Clement Jewitt

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Creativity as relationship with God

As making beings we are uniquely creative. We have our own Maker whether you consider Him or Her or It to be chance or intent. The process of making something, in time or in space, physical or read more

An exploration of subtle sensations within the experience of music

Every generation has to discover afresh what has always been known. This cycle of continual rediscovery is an essential part of the regenerative process of human culture mirroring growth and decay in read more

Music & Psyche Resource List

An idiosyncratic guide to literature, audio &amp video about the effects of music and sound on body, mind and spirit, compiled by Clement Jewitt and others. Annotators: CJ: Clement Jewitt. SN: Susan read more

Our Aims

We aim to: Promote understanding of the healing, therapeutic and transformative qualities of music and to provide a platform for discussions and publications. Create a mutual support netw read more


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