Composer Michael Tyrrell first appeared on my website in the podcast episode “Unleashing The Phenomenon Of Using Sound & Music For Performance, Recovery, Healing & More.“
In that episode, I describe how, at a health summit, someone handed me a book called “The Sound Of Healing”, written by Michael – along with a handful of CD’s that Michael had recorded. These CD’s, called “Wholetones” were described on the cover as music that “heals, repairs, and protects against disease.”
So, skeptical but curious, I sat down and read the entire Sound Of Healing book, and I began occasionally listening to the CD’s while driving, while getting a massage, while sitting in my sauna, etc. Every time I finished a CD, I had such a unique feeling of elation and satisfaction after listening, I downloaded a digital tuning app and retuned my guitar and my ukelele to the “frequencies” Michael described in the book. This may all seem a bit “woo-woo”, but it made a huge difference in the ability of a song to make me feel uplifted and full of positive energy as I played it.
During that episode with Michael, we discussed why the music and sound you listen to every day is not tuned the right way and can actually be destroying organ function, how sound frequencies affect the human body, water, plants and more, how to “re-tune” music and sound to heal organs and provide therapy to the body, how to combine light and sound to de-stress your body, why digital sound from CD’s and mp3’s are not as good as analog sound from things like vinyl albums (and what you can do about it if you don’t want to buy a vinyl record turntable), the best way to use the sound to heal your body and to target specific organ systems, what Michael thinks about the use of tuning forks as vibrational sound therapy, and how a musician can “re-tune” their instrument to the correct frequency.
So who is this guy?
Michael is the founder and president of Wholetones, Inc., a healing frequency music project that helps aid health, creativity, productivity and wellbeing. After recording seven songs at different frequency levels, Michael released his album, Wholetones, accompanied by his book titled “Wholetones: The Sound of Healing” in 2014. Passionate about musical healing, Michael travels nationally and internationally as a key-note and motivational speaker on the power of musical therapy. Always connected to music, Michael bought his first guitar at the age of 10, which later lead him to study classical guitar with Joseph Lazarro, a protégée of the “grandfather of the classical guitar,”Andre Segovia.
In recent years, Michael has traveled and ministered withChristian singer-songwriter, Jason Upton, and toured and recorded with Rick Pino and Fire Rain ministries. In 1987, Michael worked with Gospel Hall of Famer, Mylon Lefevre, and his band Mylon and Broken Heart, earning him a GMA Dove Award as well as a Grammy award. Michael has been in full time ministry for the last 26 years and has toured and played with many well-known Christian and secular bands. His experience as a youth pastor, worship leader, accomplished musician, producer and itinerant speaker has allowed his personal music frequency project to transcend international borders. Michael currently resides with his wife, Lillian, in Margate, Florida.
He just released a brand new set of Wholetones music called “Life, Love & Lullabies“. Life, Love & Lullabies is comprised of six beautiful songs, each approximately 30 minutes in length designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. I've been playing it for my kids and also for relaxing evenings in my infrared sauna.
During today's discussion with Michael, you'll discover:
-My sound healing session with a guy named Porungai in Sedona, who had a vibrating sound table and played didgeridoo, gongs, crystal bowls, etc. combined with bodywork…[11:10]
-How sound effects the human body and human cells, and what kind of science or research is out there on the effect of sound frequencies on the human body…[18:00]
-Why Michael tunes his instruments to the frequency that he does, and why some music is actually damaging to the human body…[24:45]
-Why Michael almost fell asleep in the studio while recording “Life, Love & Lullabies”, and how it is supposed to affect sleep…[42:20]
-The details behind the six pieces in Life, Love & Lullabies, and how each is different…[50:55]
-The best way to listen to Michael's tracks (bedside speakers vs. headphones vs. CD player, etc.)…[55:25]
-Why Michael designed a specific sound frequency for pets…[61:28]
-And much more…
Resources from this episode:
-WholeTones Tru Energy Sleep Mask
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Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Michael or me? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply.
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