It happens. We've all been there. Who hasn't? Your perfect, beautiful, priceless gong has some sludge, muck, fingerprints or even dog saliva on it. (We've seen a lot of muck over the years.)
What do you do?! No one ever told you how to clean your symphonic gong. It's sad. It's depressing. It's frustrating and generally no good. Do not weep or be forlorn if friction mallet residue made a mess on your symphonic center-piece.
You can clean your Meinl or Paiste gong! You have to be careful and cautious when you do, but you can make it wonderful and new. We are here to show you how to do it!
In this instructional gong cleaning video, our own gong pro and enthusiast Mick tests out 7 cleaners on a Paiste gong to see what works and what doesn't so you don't have to risk it with your precious instrument. We take zero responsibility if you clean "outside the lines" after watching this video. Look at how careful and professional he is!
NOTE: These cleaners will work the same on any Nickel-Silver gong, including most (but not all) gongs from Meinl, Oetken, Tone of Life, Ryan Shelledy, Shawn Aceto, Matt Nolan, Steve Hubback, and others. If you're very worried and still have questions after watching the video, please contact us with further questions and we will try to help.
Today we're looking at the spiritual and mythological qualities of each of the planets. How can you use planetary tunings to connect sound with energetic intention? What are the different energies of the planets and how do they relate to sound therapy and spiritual healing? Read here and learn more!
We've introduced the concept of the Cosmic Octave and we've laid out the underlying philosophy connecting the physical to the spiritual. Here, we're looking at the actual calculations that take us from planetary orbit to audible frequency. Yes, it's math, but it's fun. Really.
What do we mean when we talk about energy? How do we close the gap between a physical and spiritual understanding of energy? We're talking quality and quantity. How do subjective Qualities of a thing relate to the Spirit of that thing? And what does this have to do with sound healing?!