I put my prayer bell to good use in a new recording.

Ever since I was very young, I wanted to use the bell I use for gongyo in my music, so I finally did it. On the new recording I put up on this site of my song, When You Smile, I used the bell I've used to chant with since I was very young. I think it was my mom's bell before it was mine (it has a lot of daimoku in it).

This is just experimental at this phase of the recording. I used that one bell and change the pitch to 6 different pitches with Audacity software, which is free online and then I imported it into my protools recording. So far I've only used piano vocal and bell on the song, but I want to use strings and bass and possibly percussion on it. So if any of you have protools or other hard disk recording, and you play one of those instruments. Let's talk. We can send each other wav files by email and I can mix the files here in Japan.

Oh by the way I wrote this song originally on the way home from the SGI Florida Nature Culture Center from a student division conference. One of the girls at the conference said I should write a song about smiles, so this was what came from it.

Thank you Iggy for that suggestion!

Peace, from Japan, Timothy

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Comment by Linda Wright on February 13, 2009 at 12:02pm
Since you mentioned your bell I thought I would share how one of our new Culture Center bells in Washington, DC was used recently. An interfaith celebration was held at the National Cathedral in December to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration for Human Rights. The opening invocation included chants and prayers from all the faiths represented. Our bell was rung to start the ceremony. It was very cool.

Linda

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