"There is geometry in the humming of the strings.
There is music in the spacing of the spheres."
I’ve been droning out to the Tanpura Droid app for about 3 months now and I’ve really enjoyed it. I incorporated a powerful and beautiful focus companion for my meditation, writing, singing, drawing and chanting practice - the musical drone.
Musically speaking, a drone is one or more notes that provides a resonant harmonic foundation upon which our practice can unfold. The sustained soothing sound creates calming waves of harmonizing vibrations. The tanpura faithfully drones its two notes quietly in the background, steadily keeping the heartbeat of the song.
The tanpura creates one of the signature sounds of Indian classical music. A beautiful stringed instrument, it resembles a large lute made from a simple, hollowed-out pumpkin gourd. Lucky for us, in 2020 we don’t have to travel far to get our drone on. Digital drones like the Tanpura Droid are literally right at our fingertips. Thanks Steve Jobs!
The Tanpura Droid app is a virtual tanpura that’s easy to use and free to download. Dive into the drone zone and connect with the ancient healing power of music and vibration. Drone Om!