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Sacred Music and Vocal Toning – George Grant

The history of early sacred music and the forces that shaped it is a fascinating area of research. From Gregorian Chanting to vocal toning and the power of the 5 notes in the pentatonic scale, the spirit of music opens us to something sacred within. Toning is a form of vocalizing that utilizes the natural voice to open vowel sounds and humming on the full exhalation of the breath. Music therapists are increasingly utilizing toning in their clinical practice for a variety of therapeutic aims.

Vocalist-Percussionist George Grant has used his diverse background in world music, jazz-fusion, improvisation, sacred vocal music, creative writing, nature education, and movement and music as meditation to develop alternatives in well-being, self-healing, stress reduction, team building, and life skills.

From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on July 4,  2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com