Sound Info

Dear reader, there are lots of great (free) resources for you on this page.

Start with Voice Tips and other informational articles on my Blog, move on to Sweet Resources online (for Voice, Body & Movement, Poetry, Chant, Musical Instruments, local Sound Facilitators, Shame & Wrong Notes), and finish off with some useful Articles, Books, CD’s and Apps.


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Sweet Resources

Voice & Sound

  • The Naked Voice — sound wisdom and trainings with Chloë Goodchild
  • Gary Diggins — more info on Sonica: improvised intentional group sound
  • Voice Intensive — six week voice training for actors or anyone who speaks
  • The NVFA — World wide Naked Voice Facilitators Organization

Body & Movement Practice

Poetry Medicine

Chant Music & Practices

Musical Instruments

  • Kalakendar — harmoniums, shruti boxes & exotic musical instruments
  • Sound Travels — cool instruments by mail order & lots of articles
  • One World Drum — Calgary-based source for djembe, drums, percussion
  • Deruby — Native American flutes
  • Kalimba Magic — resonant African kalimbas, info, instruction

Calgary Sound Events and Facilitators

  • One World Drum — drum circles, tribal dance, drumming classes
  • Circles of Rhythm — rhythm circles, workshops and more with Judy Atkinson
  • Sound Wellness — workshops with Sharon Carne, crystal bowls and great research-based sound articles
  • Patty Shortreed — voice coach extraordinaire with a holistic perspective
  • Loving the Land — events and workshops dedicated to deepening human connections in our World
  • Tracy’s Vision — more Calgary chant events

On Shame, Vulnerability, Wrong Notes & Living Wholeheartedly

“Solo-Preneur” Business Support—love these folks!

  • Marketing for Hippies — marketing guru Tad Hargrave—fun and informative; great blog archives
  • Pink Elephant Creative — “love is in the details”—and they mean it! Web design, copy writing and all things to make your business look and sound great
  • Bright Lights Consulting — social media and other online marketing support—Lisa got me set up on Facebook and the process was so easy

Articles, Books, CD’s, Apps

  • Kiri Te Kenawa — teaching a young opera singer about breath and smiling
  • The Listening Program — research and programs on listening, language, communication, creativity and social behavior
  • Sound Travels deserves a second mention as a great archive of sound articles by international sound practitioners
  • This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin—music and the human brain: composition, performance, why we enjoy it, how we listen to it
  • The World in Six Songs by Daniel J. Levitin—neuroscience meets evolutionary biology to explain why music is such a powerful force in our evolution
  • Healing at the Speed of Sound by Don Campbell–Use the music you love to become more efficient, relaxed, healthy, and happy
  • Music Medicine by Christine Stevens- An acclaimed music therapist presents practices for harnessing the healing power of music
  • Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater—comprehensive voice practices for actors, the life’s work of an acclaimed voice coach
  • The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer by Patsy Rodenburg—a complete voice workshop in a book
  • Second Circle by Patsy Rodenburg—communicate more intimately and effectively with yourself and others by listening in “second circle”
  • Awakening Through Sound with Chloë Goodchild—5 CDs and a DVD gently guide you through vocal practice and movement—chant, mantra, Seven Sounds of Love, musical modes to help you fearlessly engage your voice
  • Eternal A by Chloë Goodchild—background drone for your vocal or mindfulness practice
  • itabla app for iphone—create your own Indian-style sound; create a drone that is in exactly the key you’re in today, and sing along