The Mystery of Brainwave Entrainment

Brainwave entrainment is an ingredient in some psychoacoustic music.

Because of the way sound is used to stimulate the brain, this kind of entrainment works best with headphones.


There is a caution that must accompany this style of music. Brainwave entrainment has been known to cause an event in those who are susceptible to seizures. We have experienced this first hand in our programs, where we have worked with an individual who wanted to explore the triggers for her seizures. And we found that the tones to stimulate Theta brainwave state for her, was a trigger. It should be noted that it is a small percentage of those who are susceptible to seizures find that sound (or light) is a direct trigger. Please use your own judgment when exploring this music.



First, you will hear the old Tibetan bowl being tapped twice. The first tap is with the felt part of the mallet and the second tap is with the wood part of the mallet. Notice the waverings in the sound. The third sound is the singing sound of the bowl created by rubbing the mallet around the rim of the bowl.


Here is the sound of a pair of tingshas tapped once.


This sound file allows you to sample a short segment of what the brainwave entrainment frequencies are like. Listening will be most effective with headphones.

You will hear sets of frequencies from each of the four main brainwave states. Each set of tones will be 10 seconds long. The difference between the sets of tones will be from the middle of the range of each brain wave state.

The sets of tones are in the following sequence:

Delta state

Theta state

Alpha state

Beta state

Alpha state

Theta state

Delta state.

Please do not listen to this track while driving, operating machinery, or performing other tasks which require your attention.