I’ve been making music for over 10 years now, and I have been listening to meditation music for about 4. So I decided to dig into meditation and binaural sounds (a.k.a. Binaural Beats, Binaural Tones)and their effect on listeners.
What are Binaural Beats? According to Wikipedia “A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves, both with frequencies lower than 1500 Hz, with less than a 40 Hz difference between them, are presented to a listener dichotically (one through each ear).
For example, if a 530 Hz pure tone is presented to a subject’s right ear, while a 520 Hz pure tone is presented to the subject’s left ear, the listener will perceive the auditory illusion of a third tone, in addition to the two pure-tones presented to each ear. The third sound is called a binaural beat, and in this example would have a perceived pitch correlating to a frequency of 10 Hz, that being the difference between the 530 Hz and 520 Hz pure tones presented to each ear.”
You can read a lot about the psychological effects of binaural beats and the division into Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Theta waves.
The science behind the influence of these different waves is not clean though. The individual perception may vary a lot.
What sounds relaxing to someone could irritate another person or even themselves in a different state of mind.
I made this piece for my own use initially but I decided to share it.
The effect on me is relaxing and energizing. From some other Binaural Beats, I easily fall asleep.
The length of the piece is slightly more than 20 minutes, which is ideal for me – 20 minutes of relaxation in the afternoon is enough to get me restarted.
I would enjoy any feedback about what was the effect on you.
Thank you and enjoy!