Learn the Art and Science of Sound

Hamid Jabbar developed the Sound Practitioner Training course to provide an opening to the world of sound to students of all levels. This course has been attended in-person by hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to become successful sound practitioners. This unique online version provides the opportunity for students anywhere to learn this deep practice.

Includes over 20-hours of instruction with videos and an in-depth training manual.

Those who complete the course receive Certification.


About The Training


Sound Practitioner Training is designed for both teachers and students who would like to begin using sound in public or private settings, or for those who are simply drawn to sound and wish to learn more.

The training covers:

History & Theory of Sound


  • History of Sound in Yoga and Shamanic lineages
  • Use of Sound in Meditation and Therapy (aka Sound Healing)
  • Science of Harmonics and Overtones
  • Importance of Non-Equal Temperament
  • Use of Sound in Working with Chakra
  • Responsible Use of Terminology: Sound Healing, Sound Bath, Gong Bath, Gongmaster, Vibrational Healing, etc.
  • Physical Effects of Sound: Nervous System, Vagal Nerve, Cellular Responses, Brainwaves
    Use of Sound in Ceremonial Settings
  • Conducting a Sound Classes and Private Sessions

Gong


  • Types of Gongs and Cultural Uses
  • History of Gong and
  • Metallic Overtone Emitting Instruments
  • Energetics of Gong Playing
  • Gong Meditation
  • The 39 Gong Strokes
  • Friction Mallets (Flumies)
  • Hand Gong Techniques

Bowls


  • Types of Bowls: Crystal Types, Metallic
  • Energetics and the Chakra
  • Playing Techniques and Styles
  • Use of Drone
  • Vocalization and Bowls: Toning, Chanting

Drums


  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Use of Frame Drum in Meditation
  • Hand Drum Techniques and Rhythms
  • Playing for Yourself and Others
  • Invoking the Medicine of the Drum
  • Use of Other Percussion Instruments: Shakers, Rattles, Wave/Ocean Drums, Rain Sticks, etc.

Vocalization


  • Accessing Your Voice Even if You Think You Can’t Sing
  • Overtone Singing
  • Singing and Chanting with Shruti Box, Bowls, and Drone

Flutes


  • History of Flutes
  • How to Play Native American Flute
  • Playing Flute with Other Instruments

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Expert Guidance


Hamid Jabbar has been working with sound for over 25 years and teaching others for over a decade. His annual Sound Practitioner Trainings have been attended by hundreds of students in-person. Hamid holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and Doctorate from UCLA, amongst other credentials.

Clear Instruction


Video tutorials and a detailed training manual demystify playing techniques and styles. Students will learn exactly how Sound Practitioners bring these instruments to life. Students will have continuing access to the learning materials to revisit as needed.

Unique Perspectives


Hamid's expertise encompasses traditional Sound Healing as well as the shamanic styles. Learning Native American Flute and Shamanic Drumming as well as how to incorporate these instruments into practices with Gongs and Singing Bowls adds a unique element to the Sound Practitioner's skillset.

Example Curriculum

  Welcome to Sound Practitioner Training
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  Lesson 1: Vocalization
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  Lesson 2: Overtones and Harmonics
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  Lesson 3: Gong
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  Lesson 4: Bells + Bowls
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  Lesson 5: Percussion
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  Lesson 6: Flutes
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  Lesson 7: Entrainment + Spirituality
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  Lesson 8: Energetics of Sound
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  Lesson 9: Overtone Singing
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  Lesson 10: Sound Meditation
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  Lesson 11: Sound Therapy
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  Lesson 12: Listening & Expressing
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  Final Exam
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Sound is Good Medicine

In this day and age, sound is becoming an increasingly popular way of soothing our bodies, minds, and spirits. More and more people are recognizing the benefits of working with sound in the healing context. And, more and more opportunities are being created for Sound Practitioners to work in this field. This training can be the first step in a beautiful journey.