Using ancient solfeggio tunings, from somewhere deep and true came devotionals and irrevencies for to smile at our human follies.
The Taodogs (aka Curtis Cooper, Doug Fulton and Randy Heddon) are embarking on an unusual recording adventure. It represents a real landmark for us and it's definitely going to be different.
A big part of the inspiration for this project is that I was recently introduced to the ancient solfeggio scales. Knowledge of the healing power of these sound frequencies is really amazing! Did you know that our common use of 440hz 'A' to tune instruments is 4hz off from ancient tunings? And the original scales contain a note humming at 528hz that is being used by biochemists to repair DNA? I've retuned my guitar to 444hz 'A' and the result is a real surprise. The tone is so much more pleasing and satisfying to the ear and to the cells in my body. What does that tell you?
Ever wonder why we love the Beatles so much? Apparently Paul McCartney and John Lennon recorded some of their most famous songs using 'A'=444 hz.
Something cool is going on here. It is our intention for this recording to transmit whatever energy lives 'within and between the notes' of these mystical and ancient tunings.
The Taodogs are eager to share what we discover with the world.
We'll be exploring ethnic music from all over the globe, including Gaelic psalm-singing, didgeridoo, tribal drumming and Indian chant. It's all finding it's way onto this project.
The video includes music that was written by Doug Fulton to Matt Kahn's beautiful poem "I Am". Matt is an beautiful spiritual teacher who transmits powerful energy through his words.
We've set our budget at $3960. The money raised will cover studio time, album design, duplication costs and reward distribution. In the event that someone goes for the big prizes then some resources will go toward travel expenses. Yah!
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. If we meet our goal then we go straight to production. I hope you get excited with us as we birth this dream into reality. Once you choose to back us we will keep you updated with our progress. Recording has already begun and we are looking to wrap it up by late June.
Please check out the rewards and help us turn this dream into a reality. Thank you! May you be richly blessed by supporting our project. InJoy!
Doug and The Taodogs.
"We are vibrational beings. In the beginning there was silence, then for no reason Source uttered a sound and All This was created. We are here to enjoy the symphony." - DF
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 15, 2012.
Apr 14, 2012 - May 15, 2012 (31 days)
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Our Eternal Gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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"Bring it to me!" Receive a pre-release digital download of the album, a Skype hug AND my eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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