"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963) Psy•cho•acous•tics / adjective: A branch of science dealing with the perception of hearing and sensations produced by sound. As a composer, whenever I create royalty free meditation music I always take the principles of psychoacoustics into account. Essentially, psychoacoustics is the study of the perception of sound, and the ways in which it affects you mentally, emotionally and even physically. You could think of it as a form of music psychology. But what does psychoacoustics have to do with meditation and deep relaxation? Let’s find out... The fundamental reason why we enjoy listening to music is because it is mood altering. Music can stimulate or sooth you. It can relieve stress and it can induce stress. It can elevate you or depress you. Music can be extremely powerful in this regard. Have you ever been so touched by a beautiful piece of music that you cried? Have you ever cringed at the sound of fingernails being dragged down a chalkboard? Most people answer “yes” to both of these questions. So if sound can have such a strong effect on us, then how can we use this to our advantage? What can the study of psychoacoustics teach us about creating music that encourages states of meditation and deep relaxation? Some types of meditation music are certainly more relaxing than others. Some sounds are particularly hypnotic, some cause trance - like states, and some types of music, like those containing binaural beats, can even alter the frequency of your brainwaves in such a way that your mind is coaxed, quite directly, into a state of deep meditation. Let's get to know what some of these sounds are and how they are used to create music for deep meditation...
Sonic Mantras“Sonic mantras” are the name that I give to repetitive sounds that can be used in place of a traditional meditation mantra. As long as they are tonally pleasing, repetitive sounds can really help to lull the mind of the listener into a state of deep relaxation and they are wonderful for hypnosis. Music that contains Sonic Mantras is what I sometimes call “true” meditation music, because it embraces the time-honoured technique of using mantras to induce a state of meditation. You can hear a brief example of music that contains a sonic mantra below. Music Example: Deep Within For the best experience, please listen to these samples at a soft volume and use high quality speakers or headphones if available. [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Deep-Within-Preview.mp3"][/audio]
DronesThe word “drone” may sound a bit dull and uninspiring to you, but drone sounds can be very relaxing and are most suitable for deep meditation music. A classic example of a drone-like sound that has been used for meditation for thousands of years is the sound of the “Om” mantra. Music Example: Om Mantra Chanting [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Om-Mantra-Preview.mp3"][/audio] In essence, drones include any sound that is: 1. Unbroken - the sound does not stop and start, and 2. Relatively unchanging in pitch. Drone sounds are not usually melodious, and they have no obvious tempo, but they do have other important qualities that must be musically pleasing. For example, drones often have a “texture” that can be described with words like “smooth”, “fine”, “soft” or “coarse”, and a timbre that can be described with words like “celestial”, “warm” or “complex” just to name a few. The pitch of a drone must not be too high or the drone may become shrill and tiring, and it must not be too low or the drone may become imperceptible on some stereo systems. A drone may also be made up of many layers of sounds, and when these sounds harmonize with each other they become deeply hypnotic and most pleasurable to listen to. Drones may also be used to provide a hypnotic foundation to a piece of music that contains other elements such as chimes, nature sounds or instrumentation. Here is just one example: Music Example: Ascension [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Ascension-Preview.mp3"][/audio] When it comes to meditation music, drones can extremely useful. Their constant, soothing tones seem to fill up all the space in your mind and wash away your thoughts. Unlike music that is melodic and dynamic, drones will not overstimulate your mind or distract you while you are trying to relax. On the contrary....drones can actually draw your mind into a very deep state of relaxation.
The Music of NatureSince the dawn of time, we have been surrounded by the wonderful sounds of Mother Nature. It’s only been during the last few decades or so that man-made music has become commonplace…and along with it has come all the noise and cacophony of modern industry and media. We have become cut off from the sounds of our natural environment, and bombarded by sounds that create stress. Listening to the sounds of nature reminds us that we are a part of a greater whole. The sound of birds in the morning, the sound of crickets in the evening…these are just some of the sounds that remind us that our life extends beyond the four walls that surround us at our home or office. The ebb and flow of waves on a beach, the sound of wind in the trees…these soothing sounds are innately peaceful, and listening to them can help reconnect you to "the bigger picture" of life. Take a moment to appreciate just how relaxing the sounds of nature can be: Example: Gentle Rain [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Gentle-Rain-Preview.mp3"][/audio]
Brainwave Entrainment MusicI’m sure you have already heard of the word “brainwaves” and you may already know that brainwaves can be measured with a machine called an electroencephalograph (EEG). When you are awake and alert, your mind operates at a higher frequency than when you are drowsy or asleep. An EEG allows us to measure these changes, just as it allows us to measure the brainwave frequency of a person who is in a deep meditation. With this in mind, we come to the whole point of brainwave entrainment music... Certain sound frequencies, when combined in specific ways, can be used to alter your brainwaves so as to induce a state of meditation. Brainwave entrainment is more simple than it might sound at first. Think of it this way...imagine you are holding two tuning forks of the same pitch. If you strike one of them and hold it close to the other, they will both vibrate at the same frequency. Brainwave entrainment or "brainwave synchronization" is similar to this. It relies upon the "frequency following" response, a naturally occurring phenomenon that explains how the human brain tends to change its dominant frequency towards the frequency of an external stimulus. As you might expect, brainwave entrainment doesn’t just work with any old sound. To give rise to the frequency following response, specific types of sounds must be used. Here is a brief introduction to the two most common types of sounds for brainwave entrainment. Binaural Beats Binaural Beats or “binaural tones” are an auditory effect that is created in the brain when two tones of slightly different frequencies are played separately into each ear. Your brain is very sensitive to small variations in the frequency of sounds, and to the way those sounds reach your ears. When you listen to binaural beats, your brain is subjected to an effect that it perceives as a constant fluctuation in the directionality of the sound. The rate of this fluctuation can be controlled by the use of specific sound frequencies. For example, by playing a tone of 200 Hz in the left ear, and 210 Hz in the right ear, a fluctuation of 10 Hz is detected by the brain. The difference between the two frequencies could be called a “sub harmonic” – a sound that is below the threshold of human hearing. However, this sub-harmonic binaural frequency may still be detected as a slight pulsing sound. This pulsing, or beating, is why we call them binaural “beats”. Binaural beats cause the brain to adjust its dominant frequency to match the sub harmonic frequency of the beating sound. This is what is known as the “frequency following response”. In order to control the way the frequencies reach your ears, music that contains binaural beats must be listened to with headphones. Binaural beats make a wonderful addition to royalty free meditation music because they can actively induce a state of deep relaxation. In order to control the way the frequencies reach your ears, music that contains binaural beats must be listened to with headphones. You’ll notice that when binaural beats are played on open speakers, they sound vastly different – the beating sound becomes very obvious when the sound waves from each speaker interact with each other. Here is an example of a pure binaural tone with a delta frequency of around 1.5 cycles per second. First, try listening with headphones, and then compare this to the way it sounds when you listen on stereo speakers. Provided that your speakers are evenly spaced in front of you and are of a reasonable quality, you should be able to hear a much more pronounced beating sound. Pure Binaural Beats Example: [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Binaural-Sample.mp3"][/audio] Binaural beats make a wonderful addition to music for hypnosis because they can actively induce a state of deep relaxation. They can also be useful when dealing with dealing with clients who are particularly resistant to relaxing. In their raw form, binaural beats are rather plain sounding, so they are usually embedded within a piece of music. Drone music makes a perfect home for binaural tones. Here is an example of some drone music with binaural tones: Music Example: Untold Depths (Delta) [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Untold-Depths-Delta-Preview.mp3"][/audio] And here is an example of some more melodic music that contains a foundation of binaural tones: Music Example: Letting Go (Delta) [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Letting-Go-Delta-Preview.mp3"][/audio] Isochronic Tones Like binaural beats, isochronic tones can also used to stimulate the frequency following response. In contrast to binaural beats, isochronic tones can be listened to without the aid of headphones. Isochronic tones are simply a repetitive pulsing sound that encourages the frequency of your brainwaves to synchronize with the frequency of the pulsing. Much like the hypnotic effect of a pendulum clock, isochronic tones are a simple but effective way to encourage brainwave entrainment. In the example below a theta frequency of around 7 Hz is used (quicker than the delta frequencies demonstrated above). The effect is subtle but you should be able to hear the quick, pulsing sound of the isochronic tones. Music Example: The Temple Gardens (Theta) [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-Temple-Gardens-Theta-Preview.mp3"][/audio]
White noiseWhite noise has a special role to play when it comes to relaxation, but it is often overlooked as a sound-source for inducing altered states of consciousness. Just as white light is the aggregation of all visible light frequencies, white noise is the sound that is produced when all possible sound frequencies are played at once. It is a pitch-less drone sound. When you think of white noise, you probably think of the nasty hissing sound that comes from your TV or radio when it’s not properly tuned in. In its raw form it sounds like this: Caution: Play Quietly! [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/White-Noise-Sample.mp3"][/audio] Sounds a bit nasty doesn’t it? That’s white noise alright, but it’s just one type of white noise. The sound of ocean waves – that’s white noise. So is the sound of rain, the sound of wind and the sound of your hairdryer. These are all forms of pitch-less sound that we can categorize as white noise. Raw white noise can be manipulated – sculpted if you will – to create sounds that are deeply hypnotic. By reducing certain frequencies and modulating the tonality of the white noise over time, raw white noise can be transformed into very soothing sounds that can be quite soporific. Like this for example: Music Example: Constellation [audio mp3="https://royaltyfreemeditationmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Constellation-Preview.mp3"][/audio] White noise sounds help to absorb the attention of the listener, but without stimulating any particular emotional response. White noise recordings have some very practical real world applications. For example, white noise is wonderful for masking background noises, and so many people use white noise as a sleep aid, or to drown out distracting sounds so that they can concentrate on a specific task. White noise can also be used to enhance meditation, to relieve tinnitus, to cure insomnia, and even to prevent eavesdroppers from listening in on private conversations!
A Word on TempoStudies have shown that the tempo of a piece of music can have an effect on the respiration rate and heart rate of the listener – a fact that with important implications when it comes to music for hypnosis. However, I think it is worth mentioning that the importance of tempo is sometimes overstated. I’ve come across numerous websites that boldly claim that “60 beats per minute is the perfect tempo” and that anything other than this particular tempo is unsuitable for hypnosis. I get the impression that this assertion is a flimsy attempt to assert a point of difference; more a marketing tactic than real fact. In most cases the tempo of any music that you use for hypnosis should be less than 70 beats per minute. Most of the music that I compose will usually fall somewhere between 48 and 65 beats per minute. However, some music has no discernible tempo whatsoever, and in these cases tempo is irrelevant! Drone music is a great example of this.
To Bell or not to Bell? – That is The QuestionRelaxing new age music is often known for being laden with bell sounds, chimes and bell-like instruments such as electric pianos. These sorts of sounds sure do add plenty of atmosphere to music, whether they are used instrumentally, or as an occasional feature sound. However, bells can be distracting to some listeners once a deep state of relaxation has been reached. This occurs for two reasons: 1. Bells (and bell like instruments – even pianos fall into this category) have a short “attack time”, meaning that the sound they make is emitted almost instantly when played. The sudden, percussive nature of bell sounds can be a little intrusive. 2. Bells can be quite shrill and inharmonic, depending on the type of bell that is struck. These issues are usually not a problem during hypnosis, so long as the composer has been careful to manage the volume and tonality of the sounds that he or she has used.
Silence“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”. Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) One of the principles that many top masseurs adhere to is “never take your hands off the patient once you start the massage”. Even if the masseur moves to another part of your body, or moves around the table you are lying on, he or she will keep at least one hand in contact with you at all times. I used to think of meditation music in a similar way. Just like a soothing massage, the music should never fall completely silent and break its bond with the listener. Nowdays I view things differently. Moments of complete silence can be a wonderful addition to meditation music but it must be approached very gently. Fading to silence should happen very slowly. Likewise, returning from silence to audible music should be a very slow and gentle experience with no sudden jolting sounds. It’s interesting to note that music can be composed in such a way that it impresses the sensation of spaciousness or silence upon the listener, without actually falling silent. This is a highly desirable effect that can really help the listener to sink into a deeper and more open state of mind. The simplest way to achieve this is through a combination or foreground and background sounds. For example, imagine a soft drone sound (background sound) over which a gentle instrument plays a melodic passage (foreground sound). As a listener, your attention will tend to follow the foreground sound. By allowing the foreground sound to fade out very gently and slowly, the sound that held our awareness a moment ago gradually gives way to an empty space that opens up a gap in the listener’s awareness. The background sound remains – it is ever present – like the unmoving hands of the masseuse, holding the space but never leaving you unaccompanied. The above explanation takes on even more meaning if you substitute the word “subconscious” for “background sound” and the word “conscious awareness” for “foreground sound”. Using music in this way is very much a balancing act. The music must provide enough stimulation to engage the listener, but not so much that it becomes a distraction. It must absorb the listeners attention, and then quietly recede for long enough to allow the listener to sink into a deeper state. It’s all about balance…
Meditation Music - It’s Deep Stuff!Meditation music is sometimes regarded as being “simple”. Sure enough, most meditation and hypnosis music is not as complex as say, a full orchestral composition, but like many things in life that appear simple, there is often great care and finesse involved in crafting such an art form. Music and meditation can go hand in hand, and as you have by now come to realize, meditation music can be a pretty deep subject! Not only is meditation music something that you can appreciate on a sensory level, it’s exciting to realize that it can be crafted in such a way that it has a direct effect on the activity of your mind. It is with this excitement that I apply the principles of psychoacoustics to music for meditation and hypnosis ... to bring you the most relaxing music possible. Christopher Lloyd Clarke B.Sc, Msc.D. Music composer and founder of Royalty Free Meditation Music.com
Resolving YouTube Copyright Notifications
If you use royalty free music to make a YouTube video, it's inevitable that at some some stage you will receive a “Copyright Notice” from YouTube. It will probably arrive in your YouTube video manager page in the form of a text notification titled "Matched Third Party Content". Everyone seems to receive these kinds of third party content matches from time to time, so you should not worry if this happens to you. Having said that, you should not leave the copyright notice unattended either.
These notifications are automated...YouTube uses automated software (usually not a real person) to scan the content of many videos and if it detects that the music in your video is the same as some music that is used in a video that belongs to a third party, it may automatically initiate a copyright claim and place a notification in your video manager. As I already mentioned, these copyright notifications are common. In all honesty I have received these notifications on videos that feature music that I composed and produced with my own hands! Thankfully it's not difficult to eliminate these notifications.
A quick word of reassuranceCopyright notifications can be a bit unsettling as they make fool you into thinking that you have breached copyright law by using music in a way that is somehow illegal. Please let me reassure you with the knowledge that if you have purchased royalty free music from us then you DO have the right to use it in YouTube videos. In other words, the "Matched Third Party Content" notification is a false claim, but you must address it anyway or else... For further information about how to deal with these notifications (and make them go away!) please refer to this article at our parent website: https://www.enlightenedaudio.com/how-resolve-youtube-copyright-notifications
Royalty Free Binaural Beats – Insider Insight
An explanation of binaural beats, how they are used to enhance meditation & relaxation, and how we use them to create royalty free binaural music. When a sound reaches your ears, your brain instantly works to determine where that sound came from from. If your hear a noise that originated slightly to your left, then the sound will not only be a little louder in your left ear, it also arrives at your left ear a few milliseconds sooner than it arrives at your right ear. You may not notice this effect on a conscious level, but your brain certainly does. So your brain is very sensitive to small variations in the frequency of sounds, and to the way those sounds reach your ears. When you listen to binaural beats, your brain is subjected to an effect that is perceives as a constant fluctuation in the directionality of the sound. This is really just an auditory illusion. The rate of this fluctuation can be controlled by the use of specific sound frequencies. For example, by playing a tone of 200 Hz in the left ear, and 210 Hz in the right ear, a fluctuation of 10 Hz is detected by the brain. The difference between the two frequencies could be called a "sub harmonic" – a sound that is below the threshold of human hearing. However, this sub-harmonic binaural frequency may still be detected as a slight pulsing sound. This pulsing, or beating, is why we call them binaural "beats". Binaural beats cause the brain to adjust its dominant frequency to match the sub harmonic frequency of the beating sound. This is what is known as the "frequency following response". We can take advantage of the frequency following response by creating binaural frequencies that help to induce specific brainwave frequencies. For example, we know that someone who is in a state of deep meditation may have a dominant brainwave frequency of say, 6 Hertz (6 cycles per second). When you listen to binaural tones that have been programmed to produce a 6 Hertz sub harmonic frequency, your own brainwaves will follow the frequency of the beat, and will naturally adjust in sympathy. In other words, binaural frequencies can be used to adjust the dominant frequency of your own brainwaves, leading to altered states of consciousness, from light relaxation, to deep sleep. Most commonly they are used to accelerate and deepen meditation. By themselves, binaural tones sound rather plain, and for that reason they are usually blended with soothing music or nature sounds, and this is how our royalty free binaural music is created. For a more comprehensive (and very honest) exploration of royalty free binaural music, it's various uses and effectiveness, please following this link to our parent website: https://www.enlightenedaudio.com/brainwave-entrainment-music-information
Royalty Free Brainwave Entrainment Music – Information
What is brainwave entrainment music?Most of our Royalty Free Brainwave Entrainment Music uses an audio technology known as “binaural beats”. These binaural beats are used in such a way that they bring about desirable changes in brainwave activity, so as to induce a state of meditation and deep relaxation. When played with headphones, you may be able to hear the binaural beats as a subtle pulsing sound beneath the music. While binaural beats are our primary technique for brainwave entrainment audio, we do use other brainwave entrainment techniques on occasion, such as isochronic tones, monaural beats and amplitude modulation. If these techniques have been used, you'll find them mentioned in the written description of the audio productions that include them. Binaural Beats or “binaural tones” are an auditory effect that is created in the brain when two tones of slightly different frequencies are played separately into each ear. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove and is now commonly used with great effect to create audio technology that enhances relaxation. Binaural beats cause the brain of the listener to adjust its dominant frequency to match the frequency of the binaural beat. This is what is known as the “frequency following response”. Please note that brainwave entrainment music requires the use of headphones, so that each ear receives a specific frequency. If played on an open stereo system, the music will sound vastly different and will not be as effective.
Do binaural beats work?Absolutely. Binaural beats were first discovered over 150 years ago, and have been the subject of a great deal of technical exploration over the last 35 years in particular. Millions of people use binaural meditation to enhance their quality of life and to experience deep relaxation. In fact, binaural meditation technology is now used for more than just meditation. It is also used by a variety of practitioners and private users for improving self-confidence, stress relief, pain management, relaxation, improving and concentration and improving the quality of one's sleep. If you would like to read an objective third party report on binaural beats, please refer to this Wikipedia article.
Uses and EffectivenessMusic that contains binaural beats is an appropriate choice whenever deep relaxation is your goal. Here are some additional ways in which royalty free binaural music may be of use to you... 1. They make fantastic background tracks for guided relaxations to cure insomnia (delta frequencies recommended for this purpose). 2. Binaural music can be of great benefit to hypnotherapists who are working with clients who are particularly resistant to relaxation. 3. Binaural music can really enhance instructional guided meditations. If you are creating guided meditations for beginner, intermediate or advanced meditation, binaural music can help to guide your listeners mind into an appropriate state of meditation. 4. Binaural music can also be used for more esoteric spiritual meditations, especially those in which very deep states of relaxation are required.
What frequencies are used in our brainwave entrainment music?Unless otherwise specified, the Royalty Free Brainwave Entrainment Music on this site is produced with three optional binaural beat frequencies: 1. Alpha. Contains a primary binaural beat of 9 or 10 Hertz (or a combination of the two). 2. Theta. Contains a primary binaural beat of 5 or 6 Hertz (or a combination of the two). 3. Delta. Contains a primary binaural beat of 1 or 2 Hertz (or a combination of the two). Alpha This music encourages a state of alpha relaxation. The alpha state is a pleasant state of relaxed alertness. It’s a state that many people experience when they are waking up in the morning or when they are just beginning to drift off to sleep at night. While in a state of alpha relaxation, the mind is quite clear and receptive to information, learning is accelerated and one’s sense of creativity is enhanced. The mind is also very open to positive suggestions during this state. Theta This music encourages a state of theta relaxation. The theta state is a state of tremendous stress relief. The benefits associated with theta level relaxation include improved concentration, reduced hyperactivity and improved memory. While in a state of theta relaxation, one’s blood pressure, breathing and heart rate all slow to a much more restful and healthy level that promotes natural healing. During theta relaxation one may also experience vivid flashes of mental imagery as the mind opens to memories or subconscious information that is not available to the conscious mind during the normal waking state. The theta state is a very deep state of relaxation that is excellent for deep hypnosis and mental programming. Delta This music encourages a state of delta relaxation. Delta brainwaves are most prevalent during deep, dreamless sleep. The delta state is a mostly unconscious state that is essential to one’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. People who are able to achieve a state of delta relaxation through meditation will sometimes describe spiritual encounters and out of body experiences. The delta state is perfect for inducing profound spiritual experiences, healing and deep subconscious repatterning. Delta frequency brainwave entrainment music is also a fantastic cure for insomnia. Please click here to explore our royalty free brainwave entrainment music.
Selecting Royalty Free Hypnosis Music
By Christopher Lloyd Clarke, composer and founder of Royalty Free Meditation Music.com. Occasionally I’m asked, “What is the difference between royalty free hypnosis music and royalty free meditation music?” Perhaps you might have pondered this very question yourself. Both styles of music have the same ultimate purpose – to help guide the listener into a state of deep relaxation and to open their mind to positive suggestions. In my experience, there is no clear line that differentiates between free meditation and hypnosis music, however I have noticed that there are differences in the preferences of various practitioners. These differences seem to vary according to their area of expertise, and according to the way in which they intend to use the music. Here is just one (very broad) example. A spiritual guidance counsellor who is creating a guided meditation for "opening the heart to love" (for example) is perhaps more likely to favour royalty free music that is emotional – maybe a track that contains beautiful choirs and light bell sounds. In contrast, a hypnotherapist who is looking for traditional royalty free hypnosis music may favour music that is less emotional and less colourful. If the goal is not to inspire, but to entrance the listener, then music that is less melodic may be preferred. Perhaps music that consists of a soothing wash of drones and might be used, as opposed to a track that contains flutes or bells (some of the sounds that are sometimes associated with “new age” music). There really are no rules when it comes to selecting music for meditation or hypnosis. Every hypnosis recording is different. Every guided meditation recording is unique. To blur the lines even more, it’s worth remembering that many meditation teachers are also qualified hypnotherapists, and many hypnotherapists/psychologists also teach meditation! When people ask me to help them choose specific tracks for their recordings I often give them the following advice… Really take your time and listen to a variety of different tracks in the Relaxation Music category and let your intuition guide your choices. I know that it can seem easier to have someone make the choice for you, but I believe that it’s always better if you can tune into a variety of tracks and observe your own personal reactions to them. After all, it’s your voice, your message and your energy that will blend with the music, so you will always be the best judge of which music is going to be the best fit for each recording you make. Just about every single track in the Relaxation Music category will work for your guided meditation and hypnosis recordings, so it really comes down to your own personal preference. You’re spoilt for choice and you can’t make a mistake if you limit your options to this specific category of music. Remember, on this website you don't have to wade through any Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and so on. The options here are limited in a very deliberate and purposeful way, which makes it much easier to find music that will work beautifully for hypnosis and meditation recordings. It’s quite common for people to start with an idea in their mind as to what music they might want, but then they hear a particular track that really reaches them and takes them in a direction they did not expect at first. This can be a really enjoyable process, and one that can only be experienced if you take the time to listen to a number of tracks. Also, keep in mind that if you are not sure about how your voice will sound with a certain track, you can always download the previews and experiment with mixing your voice with them before you purchase anything. Of course, if you find the process of music selection too difficult or if you just need someone to help you make final decisions I’d be more than happy to help. You can always reach out for support. I've helped so many different therapists and healers create their own special recordings, here are just a few of their modalities... Life coaches, reiki healers, psychologists, flower essence practitioners, crystal healers, sound healers, meditation coaches, NLP practitioners, spiritual counsellors, personal development consultants, herbalists, acupuncturists, aromatherapists, breathworkers, homeopaths, masseurs...and of course, hypnotherapists. At Royalty Free Meditation Music.com we offer a wonderful selection of royalty free hypnosis music and meditation music. Click here to listen to examples of our relaxing royalty free hypnosis music.
The Oster Curve
The Oster Curve was defined by Gerald Oster - one of the modern day pioneers of research into the effects of binaural beats. In his well known publication "Auditory Beats in the Brain" (Scientific American, 1973) he identified that the effectiveness of binaural beats can be optimized by presenting them to the listener at specific pitches. For example, if one is trying to use binaural beats to entrain the brain to a frequency of 2 Hertz, the most effective pitches (or "carrier frequencies") to achieve this are 100 Hertz or 1090 Hertz. The Oster Curve is a graph that demonstrates the relationship between binaural beats and their optimal carrier frequencies. It is a great reference tool for anyone who wishes to maximize the effectiveness of binaural beats for brainwave entrainment. It's worth mentioning that binaural beats that do not conform to the Oster Curve still give rise to the frequency following effect, and are still effective. In point of fact, most of our own royalty free binaural music uses binaural beats that do not conform to the Oster Curve. The Oster Curve is simply a tool for those who wish to explore "best practice" principles with regards to their use of binaural beats. Here is The Oster Curve:
|Optimal Carrier Frequency (Hz)||Binaural Beat Frequency (Hz)|
White Noise Music
By Christopher Lloyd Clarke, composer and founder of Royalty Free Meditation Music.com White noise is an incredibly effective sound-source for encouraging deeply relaxed states of consciousness and it has a number of therapeutic benefits, for example:
- It can help to cure insomnia, which makes it fantastic for guided relaxations for sleep.
- It can be used to enhance meditation (especially when combined with binaural beats).
- It can be used to eliminate tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
- For restless babies, especially crying babies with colic, white noise is often used as a sleep aid.
- It can help with hypnotic induction – especially with patients who are resistant to hypnosis.
- A Swedish study in 2007 even found that white noise helped children with ADHD to concentrate and pay better attention while learning.