Book Review: The Sonic Keys

The Sonic Keys: Sound, Light & Frequency by JoAnn Chambers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Sonic Keys: Sound, Light & Frequency by JoAnn Chambers
Let me start off by saying that I was hopeful this book would give me some of the “sonic Keys” I wanted to open it and read about solfeggio scales and ragas instead, I was greeted with vague descriptions of energetic healing practices and Vibrational Law. The reason I say vague, is because the book is written for the average person, not necessarily something with a keen interest in sound healing. With that said, the book does what it intended to do, it filters you to the web sight where you can download the music, called soundscapes that are associated with the book.

There is enough information in the book for you to want to dig a little deeper, with that, I believe the Chambers’ did exactly what they intended and created marketing material for their music in the form of a book.

With all that said, I figured I should at least give the music a chance, given that is what the book was intended to do, drive you to the music. I listened to several of the approx 45 minute soundscapes and they indeed enhanced my mood immediately. I fully intend to dedicate some time to the tracks and document any changes to my mood and or physical wellness.

If you are looking for scientific evidence that sound healing works, you will not find it here. If you are looking for specific notes on how to apply sound healing, you will not find it here. MR Chambers claims 25 years of research have gone into their music, and I do indeed agree that he has spent an extensive amount of time researching sonic healing and has effectively applied many of these therapeutic concepts to his music tracks, but I want to know the details! I am interested in what things he used, so that I know what works and what does not.

The Chambers site much subjective research they have performed over the years, with personal clients. While this information may be interesting, it is not informative and I was misled by the title of this book. I wanted the back story, what research went into the making of these tracks? Which concepts did they find to be most successful in the creation of the tracks? Did they find challenges using electronic music vs acoustic instrumentation which limits the sound wave quality provided by the therapeutic sounds.

While listening to the music does apparently have mood boosting benefits that theoretically would improve with continued use and a focused intent. The book lacks important evidence and details and is geared more towards driving you toward their musical products. Again, this is not a bad thing, because the music is quality work, but I want to details behind the story and since I paid for the book, more information about the details and research that went into this work would have made me a much happier reader.

If you want to know details which specific instruments and sounds were used, which frequencies, you will not find it in this book. Save yourself some money, skip the books and download the tracks, this is what is intended by this marketing ploy of a book after all.

I had very high hopes for this material and was very disappointed. The music however, is gold and worth the distorted path that brought me to it, I just wish the research was made available without having to go through a sales funnel in the form of “Courses” to get it.. more money, If I purchased the book, I would have expected more of the details to have gone into it.

If you are looking for excellent music to enlighten and lift and potentially provide you with a sonic meditation mechanism, follow the QR codes in the book or just go right to the webpage:

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