Friday, March 20, 2009

Free Sample Alpha Wave Tone

For those who have not tried the project on creating isochronic tones or those who are not technical enough to follow through with it but would like to get a feel of what these tones sound like and how it benefits the mind and body, I have prepared a sample alpha wave tone below. This sample together with tones for beta waves, theta waves and delta waves are available for listening free at the website: free brainwave entrainment tones which I built recently.

I'm making this available for everybody to try. There are people who can afford commercial isochronic tone products but are skeptical as to its effectivity and there are people who would want to buy but still hasn't got the budget for it. Here's now a chance for everybody to try it first hand. It really works that's why I want to share it with you.

This tone brings you to the alpha state just below the beta state. Entrainment should be easier since it's just below your waking state. For faster loading, the file is only one minute in length but is repeated 15 times to give an effective 15 minute entrainment.

The alpha wave entrainment is good for calming your mind, relaxation and stress relief. You will know if the entrainment to your brain was successful because you will feel energized after the session. Just try to focus on the tones so as to subdue the annoying and energy draining worries that you may have. Others have entrained successfully at the first session but others may succeed only after the second or third session.

Before entraining your brain to the lower frequencies of theta and delta, it's best to get used to the alpha state first. This state can bring so many benefits for both your mind and body while still being a little conscious and alert. After trying this, you may want to visit for the lower brainwaves.

Check on this blog often as I'll post more articles on tapping the power of isochronic tones to bring you more health, wealth, abundance, success and prosperity.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to Listen to Isochronic Tones

Aside from a faster achievement of brainwave entrainment, listening to isochronic tones does not require the use of headphones unlike the more popular binaural beats. You can play it to your desktop speakers or speakers from your home entertainment system. This type of listening though has its disadvantages since external noise can compete with your isochronic tones; engine roar of a passing automobile,  the sound of power tools nearby, etc. These external noises can get you unfocused and may hinder the brainwave entrainment session.

Even though it is not a requirement, I prefer to use headphones so that I get my full attention in listening to isochronic tones thereby accelerating the speed of reaching the entrainment frequency.

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How loud should it be?

A good guideline is to set your player to the highest volume that your ear is comfortable with. There should not be any discomfort or pain in your ear while listening to isochronic tones. This should minimize the distraction from external noises. You can achieve entrainment even with low volumes since the beats of these tones are very distinct unlike binaural beats and higher volumes can achieve faster entrainments. Just remember that comfort to your ears is of utmost importance.

Is it important to close your eyes?

Yes it's better to close your eyes when you are entraining at alpha and below so as to eliminate visual stimuli.

Watching a repetitive video can also bring you a faster entrainment such as this alpha brainwave entrainment isochronic tones video.

You can close your eyes if they become heavy and let the isochronic tones take care of the rest of your brainwave entrainment session.

What should you think about?

As with meditation, you need to subdue the mental chatter: those thoughts between your conscious mind and subconscious mind. You may not know or notice it but there are lot of things going on in your mind even though you may not be fully conscious of it. Stop whatever you are doing for several seconds and try to listen to what's going on in your mind, A lot right? Thoughts about worries, fears, relationships, etc.. are always competing with each other for attention. A majority of these thoughts are negative in nature and being so can induce stress in your body thereby draining you of energy.

To focus your mind on only one thought, say an image of an apple, is one technique to subdue the mental chatter. If you notice you mind drifting away from the apple, you can consciously go right back to it. This technique may sound tiresome due to the fact that you are concentrating on something, the fact is it requires less energy to consciously think of only one thing than to unconsciously think of many things. The problem with tthis technique is that not everybody is good at imagining an image. This is where isochronic tones are better because all you have to focus on are the tones which can and effectively eliminate the mental chatter aside from entraining your brainwaves to a target frequency.

Entraining to brainwave frequencies in alpha, theta and delta takes you more to your unconscious mind and lessens your conscious awareness. What goes in your unconscious mind can be influenced by the dominant thoughts of your mind before the entrainment. The same is true before going to sleep. It is evident in your dreams, if you have intense thoughts about a specific matter whether it's negative or positive just before going to sleep, your dreams may reflect similar emotions.

I strongly suggest that you bring yourself to a higher vibration before a brainwave entrainment session. By higher vibration, I mean positive emotions such as love, joy and peace. Remember those times when you were elated, in love or happy - bring those emotions to the present and you'll surely reap the benefits for the entrainment at lower brainwave frequencies.

That's all you need for now if this is your first time in brainwave entrainment. Later on I'll post topics on attracting what you want in life using isochronic tones as a vehicle for it's attainment and manifestation.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Choosing a Carrier Frequency

What carrier frequency or pitch to use in your isochronic tones?

Practically any frequency in the audible range can be used (20hz to 16000hz). That's a lot to choose from!

From my experience, what's pleasant to the ear is to use a carrier frequency which is a harmonic of the isochronic tone. The harmonic frequency is calculated as:

isochronic tone X n, where n is the no. of harmonic

As an example, if your isochronic tone frequency is 10hz (alpha range), the harmonic frequencies are:

10hz X 2 = 20hz (second harmonic)

10hz X 3 = 30hz (third harmonic)

10hz X 4 = 40hz (fourth harmonic)

.....and so on

We can modify our previous projects on isochronic tones: square waves and sine waves, to make it more pleasant to hear using any of the following harmonics of 10hz.

20, 30, 40, 50, 60....190, 200,....

You may first want to experiment with a carrier pitch that you would like. There are people who prefer the low frequency range and others prefer a higher pitch. Generate different tones using the audacity software mentioned in the square waves project so that you can 'preview' the carrier frequency and decide what seems nice for you.

Once you find the carrier frequency that's nice to hear for you, you can then create a more pleasant isochronic tone.

The next project will be on creating ramps. If you're targetting an isochronic tone for a theta brainwave entrainment, it's best to start in the alpha and ramp down to your target theta frequency.