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Phil McNamara

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UK, Gong Craft, Phil McNamara, Elmslie House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AG, 05 May 2024

Scientia Sounds flagship course. Taking its inspiration from “Roadcraft”, the UK Police handbook to make people better drivers, ‘Gong Craft’ is a course focussing on correct playing techniques, facts, science and musicology involved with sound therapy with gongs. Set over 4 weekends over 5 months it covers many different types of gongs (symphonic, elemental, planetary tuned, chakra, bossed/tuned gongs), mallets, stands, bags, literature, playing techniques, history, how gongs are made, one to one gong playing, designing gong baths, latest research, the soundscape, listening and musicality.

Throughout the course examples of the use of gongs and tam-tams in classical music will be played to illustrate their use for dramatic effect, soundscapes and emotional response.

The esoteric/spiritual side of gong lore will be kept to a minimum though acknowledged when appropriate e.g. use of intention. The course will also challenge and correct certain assumptions and inaccuracies pervading todays gong culture.

There are four modules:-

Module 1 - Gongs, The Fundamentals - 24th/25th February 2024

Module 2 - Theory, Therapy and Music - 6th/7th April 2024

Module 3 - The Soundscape - 4th / 5th May 2024

Module 4 - From the Elements to the Cosmos - 1st / 2nd June 2024


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  • Category : Gong Work
  • Start Date : 05-05-2024
  • End Date : 12-05-2024
  • Facilitator : Phil McNamara
  • Time : 10.00 17:00
  • Address : Elmslie House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AG
  • Contact Name : Phil McNamara
  • Contact Email :
  • Contact Phone : 07702573797
  • Pricing Details : £280 per session
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