HARMONIC COMBINATIONS

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In ancient Greece, music and geometry were intimately connected. The Greeks claimed that melodies possessed an order and beauty bound to certain proportions, which were not at all random: music was ‘geometry made audible’. According to the school of the Pythagoreans, numbers were much more than mere instruments of arithmetic; they were archetypes of divinities. In fact, it was Pythagoras himself who developed the musical scale we know today, searching for the ‘sound of numbers’ in that of the monochord. In other words, imagine this: he tensed a string, and started to tingle it to make it vibrate. First, at its the ends, then the center, then at 2/3, at 3/4, and so on. The frequencies he obtained became the origin of the musical scale notes. Furthermore, he discovered that certain combinations of notes equivalent to numerical proportions (intervals) entered into special harmony with each other, to such an extent that in his school of Crotone they were used as an important healing instrument.

For this reason, when choosing various quartz bowls, we may want to look for these proportions. In this case, we can create sets of 3 or 4 bowls which will not only contribute to the harmony of each note, but their combination will also create vibrational structures of enormous therapeutic value, which help to restore our physical and energetic balance.