Sun and Moon Improv #Music

Download “Sun and Moon Improvisation” Mp3

Here is an improvisation played on alto recorder in the pentatonic scale. Music Therapist Christine Stevens calls the major pentatonic scale the solar scale, while the minor pentatonic scale is lunar. I like these descriptions, and this improv evokes the sun and moon using these scales. You’ll hear the Egg of Creation shaker as well.

I hope you enjoy this relaxing improvisation! Please feel free to share your thoughts!

What’s in my shaker basket? #Demo

Download “Review of Rattles and Shakers” Mp3

Length: About 22 minutes

This is a review of my collection of rattles and shakers, 10 in all. And 3 Harmony Balls, which aren’t really shakers, but they live in the same basket!

I purchased these from
Earnest Efforts Etsy Shop
Sunreed Instruments
Hind Musical Instruments

These are my personal instruments; this review is not sponsored in any way. I enjoy incorporating these rattles, shakers, and Harmony Balls into sound healing, musical accompaniment, meditations, and spoken-word poetry.

For free mp3 downloads featuring these instruments in various combinations, please visit my
Rattles/Shakers Category.

I hope you enjoy this tour of what’s in my shaker basket!

The Cosmic Shift #SixSentenceStories

I really have nothing to say about the state of society these days.

Well, I do, but it wouldn’t be fit to print!

Besides, I don’t want to dwell on it, since doing so through lip-service is one of our many human flaws.

On the other hand, burying our heads in the sand is just as destructive.

What, then, are self-aware, relatively well-adjusted, tenuously hopeful humans to do?

Sit down, take a deep breath, become quiet, listen within, and follow our inner direction to be a positive part of the cosmic shift!


Written for
#SixSentenceStories: Shift

Fairy Song #Haiku #Music #Poem

Download “Fairy Song” Mp3

Take note of sparkles
Wisps of beauty Nature sends
Hear the fairy song


This Haiku is for
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 367 NOTE and Send.

“Fairy Song” is an expanded original piece that began as the “fairy flute” from
In the Fairy Meadow.

It now has a B section–additional melody. I play these 2 parts on Oriole (soprano) recorder, with harmony on alto recorder. Take note of the Harmony Ball pendant as well!

Enjoy!

Dusk #Music #Meditation

Download “Dusk” Mp3

I wrote this instrumental piece on alto recorder, disguising itself as a Native-American style flute. I.e. playing only the A minor pentatonic scale. If you have no idea what that means, please feel free to ignore it! 🙂

Said recorder is accompanied by ukulele, bamboo/smokebush Harmony Rattle, and Egg of Creation shaker. The intro and ending are Zaphir Sunray/Summer and Koshi Aria/Air chimes.

I hope you enjoy this contemplative evening meditation!

If you haven’t heard it yet, you might like
Network of Stars,
which also features alto recorder played like a Native-American style flute.

Unforgotten Source #Haiku #Poem

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Rocks and sand and soil
Northern element of Earth
Safe and sound in peace

Safe and sound in peace
Western Water’s changing tides
Cleansing, quenching thirst

Cleansing, quenching thirst
Burning flame of southern Fire
Shedding old for new

Shedding old for new
Eastern Air refreshes, cools
Lifting us in flight

Lifting us in flight
Spirit at our center speaks
Unforgotten Source


A Haiku chain written for
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Unforgotten.

Recorded with the following instruments:
Earth: Koshi Terra chime and bamboo/redwood Harmony Rattle
Water: Koshi Aqua chime and cowrie shell shaker
Fire: Koshi Ignis chime and bamboo/smokebush Harmony Rattle
Air: Koshi Aria chime and maple rattle
Spirit: Zaphir Sufi chime and Egg of Creation shaker