How To Play A Singing Bowl

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Maybe you dig the sweet sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, and have considered picking one up, but you’re worried you might not be able to play it after you get it.

Or maybe you already have a singing bowl and it’s collecting dust because you haven’t quite gotten the hang of singing it.

Either way, no worries. I made a quick video to show you how easy it really is to sing these bright gold orbs of love once you get the basics down.

I hope the video helps get you ready to rock out.

And if there are other things you’d like to know about the bowls, totally feel free to get in touch or add a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you.

Dude, how do I play this thing?

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14 Responses to How To Play A Singing Bowl
  1. Jason
    July 23, 2009 | 9:10 am

    Love the new sights. Who doesn’t love ninjas and chocolate?

    Took a trance dance class recently and they said, “Sound travels all the way through the bone.” Thought of you!
    .-= Jason´s last blog ..Be Yourself =-.

  2. Barbara
    July 23, 2009 | 10:03 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I bought a bowl about a year ago. The directions for using the bowl was not really helpful. After listening to my Earthdance ‘Sacred Sound’ CD and the info on this sight, I brought my bowl back out. After seeing this video, I now know ‘how’ to make the bowl sing. Again, thank you!!


  3. Smallelk
    July 23, 2009 | 10:30 am

    Thankyou so much. Everything I wanted to know about singing bowls and was afraid to ask. LOL
    Blessings, Small Elk

  4. Tatty Franey
    July 23, 2009 | 12:51 pm

    love the video, thanks for it! can’t wait to order my bowl from you (soon!!!)
    .-= Tatty Franey´s last blog ..The one where I fall out of love with choreography but then fall back in love with it =-.

  5. chris zydel
    July 23, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, Fabeku, you are frakking HILARIOUS!! You could be like a sacred sound stand up ( or in this case sitting down) comic! I LOVED this video!!I hope you do more.

    And it was so incredibly helpful. I’ve always been stymied about how to make a bowl sing and this was a wonderfully clear step by step demonstration. Thank you.

    Hugs & glitter,
    .-= chris zydel´s last blog ..INTUITIVE PAINTING AS A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN =-.

  6. Mahala Mazerov
    July 23, 2009 | 1:50 pm

    Thank you! My experience with singing bowls has been mixed from downright glorious to fingernails on a blackboard.

    Thanks for your video and clear explanation.
    .-= Mahala Mazerov´s last blog ..Help Wanted =-.

  7. Goddess Leonie
    July 23, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    You are so frakking cool.
    Thanks so much for this mega helpful video.
    You rock the kashbash!

    Big huggles,
    .-= Goddess Leonie | Goddess Guidebook´s last blog ..Goddess Journey Check-in =-.

  8. Lori Tuttle
    July 23, 2009 | 2:58 pm

    You Are Fabuloso!!
    This is so easily understood…you are amazing!

    Love & Hugs Lori

  9. Katie Schroth
    July 23, 2009 | 4:43 pm


    Thanks so much for sharing this. I could barely wait to play my bowls after watching your video. The close up views and careful explanation were really helpful. My technique really improved immediately just after incorporating a couple of pointers you shared and my cats also thank you as they feel much safer around me now – which is a good thing too!

    I’m sure that my playing will be even better when I relax more into it. In fact, I can’t wait to have time to sit down and play for an extended period.


  10. Leah
    July 24, 2009 | 10:09 am

    Love, love, love your video, Fabeku!

    I also have to say, I didn’t realize that ninjas made me so happy! But every time I see your ninja pals, I smile ear-to-ear! 🙂
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Creative Play Workshop: Creating Time for Yourself =-.

  11. Gina
    July 24, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    Dusted off my little birthday gift bowl, and me and 8 year old got into bed, watched your video and got some lovely notes outta that bad boy!

    Wow… great video…! Next, learn how to use my tuning forks!

    .-= Gina´s last blog ..The Heart of Summer =-.

  12. Fabeku
    July 24, 2009 | 7:51 pm

    You guys rock!

    I was crazy nervous about my first foray into video. I pushed that publish button and then squished my eyes shut. And look at all the gorgeousness you have posted here.

    Thank you!

    I’m glad the video has helped so many of you rock out on your bowls. That’s awesome. Singing bowls are some of my very favorite instruments ever. And they’re incredible when it comes to sacred sound.

    @Jason – I really dig trance dance. Was the class on the Frank Natale type of trance dance? I like his work, and I really like his Shaman’s Breath CD. And I love that quote about sound. It’s so true. Sound goes deep!

    @Mahala – I’ve had a wide range of experiences with bowls too, including some that have made me want to run for the hills. For me, the quality of the bowl makes a huge difference. Badly made bowls sound about as pleasant as banging two pots together. Eek! But good ones… pure love!

    @Katie – Just doin’ my job. I am all about keeping cats safe from singing bowl related accidents.

    @Gina – Tuning forks are seriously cool too. I use them a lot in my practice and I may put some in the shop too. That also means there may be some tuning fork videos on the way at some point.

    @silver, @Small Elk, @Tatty, @Chris, @Leonie, @Lori, @Leah – Big thanks and bunches of chocolate for you!

  13. tama
    August 1, 2009 | 9:57 am


    I recently recieved my first two beautiful bowls and have been practicing. The video and explantions and your sense of humor really made a huge difference .. sure love the close ups. I was wondering about the chatter.. it’s much more pleasant to listen to now that I made some slight changes in speed and pressure!

    I also find that laying it on different areas of my body to play brings in another dimension.

    Thanks for the support,

    In Health,


  14. Kate
    September 12, 2009 | 8:30 am

    That is amazing.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Working with Change =-.

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