The bringing forth of entertaining auditory effect by the use of the mouth, organ or musical instrument is referred to as singing. Singing is used mainly for spreading a message and entertaining. On the other hand, a bowl is round in shape and open on one side. Bowls are mostly used in homes to store solids and liquids. A round musical instrument which is open on one side and played by hitting with a mallet is called a singing bowl or a standing bell. They are mainly used for relaxation, meditation and making of music. The singing bowls are used by the Buddhist religion. Copper metal is used in the making of singing bowls since it produces quality sound after being hit. Patterns and messages are applied on the outer sides of the singing bowls by hammering. Characteristics of efficient singing bowls.
Quality singing bowls are made of hard metal. So as to avoid breakage and cracking of the standing bells, strong metals are used in the creation of singing bowls. When the standing bell is strongly stroked, it will not become distorted. A singing bowl made of a hard metal will not break in case it falls from the rim which offers support. A strong metal alloy may be spread on the outer surface of the standing bell to offer strength.
Good singing bowls are of the right sizes. Singing bowls have a diameter of several centimeters to one meter. One should purchase a singing bowl of the right size depending on the number of people it will serve, the room where it will be used and the quality of sound which should be produced. Generally, loud sounds are produced by large singing bowls while soft sounds are produced by small singing bowls. If you have a small room, look for a small singing bowl otherwise if you have a big room, a big standing bell will be appropriate.
Good standing bells should appear beautiful. Every musical instrument should be eye-catching. Metals that reflect light are used in the creation of singing bowls. Copper singing bowls may also be coated with metals such as gold, silver or mercury since copper is an unattractive metal. Singing bowls also have beautiful patterns and decoration on their outer surfaces. Modern singing bowls are also coated with beautiful paints and pigments.
Good standing bells have messages of goodwill on their surfaces. A standing bell used by people who support Buddhism should have Buddhist messages. Singing bowl which is played in a church should have Christian teachings or Bible verses. These messages should spread peace and not hate.
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