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Messages - Jamie Bechtold Ford

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GONG PLAYING TECHNIQUES / Re: Paiste Gong Clinic video
« on: May 30, 2014, 06:29:32 pm »
Great video Michael! Thank you!

GONG FORUM / Re: Traveling with gongs
« on: May 30, 2014, 05:50:40 pm »
Thank you Michael and Paul! Michael, do you ship them before you leave or do they go on the plane with you? What is the average cost for the three gongs? Thank you!!!!

GONG FORUM / Re: Traveling with gongs
« on: May 04, 2014, 01:43:15 am »
Thank you Michael! I will look into those. Do you travel with the stands too or just figure that out when you get there?

GONG FORUM / Re: Traveling with gongs
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:18:57 pm »
I want to start facilitating sound bath retreats out of my general area. Hawaii, mexico, or other places. I'm just not sure on the best way to do that with the gongs...in a way that is cost effective and of course travel safe for the equipment. I was hoping someone has been doing that, or maybe has some ideas for me. I have a range of size gongs - ideally it'd be great to take 2-3 gongs - biggest being 38 or 32.
Thank you!

« on: April 30, 2014, 12:53:36 am »
That is a great thing to bring up and many are strong in their belief that one way is better than the other. Personally I play with the front of the gongs facing the audience, then I have crystal bowls in front. I prefer how that looks and I have no problem connecting with the audience and I do feel they are getting the full effect. That is my preference but I think it should be up to person playing. What matters most is how you feel when you play and if you feel you are not connecting or they aren't getting the full effect then that is what you should pay attention to. Every space you play in is of course different as well.


PLANET GONGS / Re: C# fundamental ......
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:44:32 am »
That was an great answer Paul and I agree with everything you said. I will also add that you can't make the wrong decision! Each gong is special and brings a different energy in. Choose what you are drawn to the most and that is what will help your clients, who are always a reflection of us.


GONG FORUM / Traveling with gongs
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:39:46 am »
Hi everyone! For those of you that travel with gongs by air I would love to hear how you do it. Which cases do you use, do you ship them separately or take on plane, what about stands. Thank you! I'm trying to figure out the easiest and most cost effective way to get a few gongs to retreat centers out of the country.


SOUND CREATION GONGS / Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:53:20 am »
That's awesome! I'd love to come across some "weird stuff" hidden in the paiste gong factory! :-)

GONG PHOTOS & VIDEOS / Jamie (Bechtold) Ford gong setup
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:49:50 am »
My gong set up for a concert at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. It's such a beautiful location!

GONG FORUM / Re: Nice to see you guys here,I'm from NY city
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:45:00 am »
Hello! I recently joined as well - so happy this is here!


GONG FORUM / Re: Welcome to the Paiste Gongs Forum!
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:29:27 am »
Hello fellow Paiste gong lovers! It's great to have this forum!

PLANET GONGS / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:27:42 am »
Hi Rob! Awesome video! Thank you for sharing that. I know David Hickey....I played with him years ago when he did a tour in the states. I haven't played very much outdoors - most of my sound baths are at yoga studios or art centers. It is nice to have them outside though. I just ordered Uranus. Yay! I love getting new gongs! :-)


PLANET GONGS / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:43:59 pm »
Nice to meet you Rob and Bill! I currently work with the Sun, Sidereal Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron and 38" sound creation Earth. I'm just about to order Uranus as well. I use crystal singing bowls as well but my passion is the gongs. Bill, your setup looks great. A sound creation gong will be an excellent complement to the other ones you have. Rob, where are you located?

Have a great day!


PLANET GONGS / Hello everyone!
« on: July 26, 2013, 06:33:08 pm »
Hi everyone! I just want to introduce myself and meet some of you! My name is Jamie and I play the planet gongs. I use them for group concerts (sound baths), yoga classes, and in private healing sessions. I've been playing them for about 9 years now and love it! I currently work with 8 of the planet gongs and the earth sound creation.

I look forward to "meeting" some of you! Have a wonderful day!

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