Vocal Toning the Perfect Fifth takes place Tuesday May 17th, 2016 at Bayou Bliss Yoga, 7:30pm.
Pioneers of the sound healing movement have reawakened the wisdom of ‘music intervals’ and their effect on the human body and consciousness. Specific music intervals are beneficial for the mind, body, spirit and soul. The perfect fifth is one such interval and is considered a sacred interval with it’s profound healing and relaxation benefits. An interval is the relationship between two tones/vibrations. In the case of the perfect fifth, the two tones vibrate at a rate of 2:3 with each other. If you sing the Do Re Mi song, you will find this interval between the tones Do and So, Re and La, and Mi and Ti. Another example can easily be found in the children’s rhyme, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The two distinct notes sounded when the first two words, Twinkle Twinkle are sung, are a perfect fifth apart. Even without being musical, you might recognize that this interval is very popular in all styles of music whether the two notes are sung in a melody or played simultaneously.
The perfect fifth interval prevails in sacred music and since it’s discovery by Pythagorus, it is recognized as the most harmonious interval found in the architecture of human, animal, plant and cosmic bodies. The ancients were mindful of this when designing sacred spaces too, and many feel their consciousness elevated when visiting ancient sacred sites that were designed to adhere to the proportions of the perfect fifth and intervals aligning with sacred geometry. If this is of interest to you, you might enjoy learning about the Golden Ratio, Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence.
Sacred Geometry Mixed Media Art By Maria Lankina