This track features Jenn Adams playing the cello (montanaskies.bandcamp.com
). Jenn's cello composition was inspired by the Indian flute virtuoso, Hariprasad Chaurasia and a sonata of J.S. Bach. (specifically, the second mov't of sonata in Gm for cello and piano.) The inspiration came together after we both went to hear the amazing Kirtan group Shantala. (www.shantalamusic.com
) The track contains a 4hz binaural beat and is based on the root chakra. The base tone is C (128hz).
Binaural beats are a way of synchronizing your brain waves (which are measured in hertz) with the hertz of the binaural beat. The brain has a frequency following response which causes this to occur. These can help induce states of relaxation, meditation and help to relieve anxiety and stressed out states. This works best with headphones because binaural beats are panned hard left and right which forces the brain to synchronize the two tones.
Here is an article from Wikipedia about Brainwave Entrainment:
The brainwave states (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta) are listed on this page (scroll down to the table)
here's a basic rundown of the brains states:
Beta - 30hz-13hz - your normal awake state, in higher ranges or above 30hz you may be experiencing stress. In this case, you gotta chill!
Alpha - 13z-8hz - a relaxed and reflective state
Theta - 8hz-4hz - a very meditative state or getting drowsy and drifting off, if your sleepy)
Delta - 4hz and below - deep sleep or a very deep meditative state. Buddhist Monk's brainwaves have been measured in this state during meditation.
In the unlikely event that you experience any unusual physical or mental discomfort, immediately discontinue use.
released 27 January 2014