Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl. B3cp and F#3cp Notes (Crowm & Heart Chakras)
Weight 1 lb 9 ¼ oz (720g). 20 x 7.5 cm (approx. 8 x 3 inches)
I am selling this lovely versatile antique Manipuri Singing Bowl on behalf of a Tibetan friend. This 19th century bowl has a very unique sonic attribute…the ability to produce 2 completely different concert pitch notes.
The first concert pitch note is a third octave B. This is the fundamental struck note, and is easily achieved by striking the rim of the bowl with the hard suede-wrapped mallet/ringer supplied. Other harmonics, notably F#3 and F#4, are also present and can be brought to the fore with a little practice by striking below the rim or changing the striker.
The second concert pitch note is a fifth octave F# that is produced when playing around the rim with a suede ringer. The note tends to begin as a B3 and then gradually evolves into a powerful and penetrating F#5.
This is a very pretty Manipuri bowl. It has a finely grooved lip and nice decorative banding below the outer rim. It is smooth to the touch but retains subtle hammer markings on the outside wall, and it has the look and feel of antiquity.
Listen: (1 struck and 1 played note with long sustain)
NOT FOR SALE OR SOLD