Gong Practitioner

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  • Lessons 170
  • Quizzes 12
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 15
  • Duration Unlimited
  • Students 48
  • Certificates Yes
  • Badges No

Begin your journey TODAY! This is a complete certification course in how to play the gong, and students will learn beginner to intermediate gong playing techniques.

No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those who want to teach others how to play the gong.

 

In this training course, you will learn:

  • Techniques for single and combination mallet strikes
  • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points of the gong
  • How to create a full experience of sound with rhythm, volume, and playing patterns
  • How to build playing sequences to create a gong session
  • How to select and take care of your gong
  • The role of intuition and meditation in gong playing
  • The use of the gong in yoga and healing.

 

 

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*To Receive Certification for this Course, You Need to Have Access to a Gong*

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  • Welcome

  • lesson
    Course Instructions: Mark as Complete
    1 minutes
  • lesson
    Welcome: Video
    30 minutes
  • Basic Mallet Strikes

  • lesson
    The Philosophy of Gong Playing
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Approaching the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Course Instructions: Practice Sessions
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Connecting to the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Playing Position: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Playing Position: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Side Position
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Front Position
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Holding the Mallet: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Holding the Mallet: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Holding the Mallet
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Priming the Gong: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Priming the Gong: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Priming the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Course Instructions: Discussions
    1 minutes
  • discussion
    Basic Mallet Strikes: Discussion 1
    -
  • lesson
    Course Instructions: Quizzes
    1 minutes
  • quiz
    Quiz: Basic Mallet Strikes Pt. 1
    4 questions
  • lesson
    How to Strike the Gong: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    How to Strike the Gong: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Using the Wrist & Deflective Strike: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Upward & Downward Strike: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Upward Strike
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Downward Strike
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Alternating Strikes
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Stabilizing the Gong: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Stabilizing the Gong: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Stabilizing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Striking on approach
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Striking on Departure
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Muffling or Stilling the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Stilling the Gong
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Basic Mallet Strikes: Discussion 2
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Basic Mallet Strikes Pt. 2
    5 questions
  • Playing Areas of the Gong

  • lesson
    The Playing Areas of the Gong : Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Playing Areas of the Gong: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Center, Mid & Rim: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Center Area
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Exploring the Center Area
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Mid Area
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Exploring the Mid Area
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Rim
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Exploring the Rim Area
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Sweet Spot
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Sweet Spot: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Finding the Sweet Spot
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Fundamental Tone
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Fundamental Tone: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Hearing the Fundamental Tone
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Playing Areas of the Gong: Discussion 1
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Playing Areas of the Gong
    5 questions
  • lesson
    The Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The 14 Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Percussion Points & Mallet Strike Direction
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The 14 Percussion Points: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Upward Strike Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Downward Strike Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Playing Areas of the Gong: Discussion 2
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: The Percussion Points
    5 questions
  • Playing Sequences

  • lesson
    Playing Sequences: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Playing Sequences: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Using Percussion Points to Designate a Sequence
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Basic Playing Sequences
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Around the Clock: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Around the Clock
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Around the Clock Reverse
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Diagonal Points: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Diagonal Points
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Criss-Cross Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Heartbeat Pattern: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Heartbeat Pattern
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Playing the Axis of the Gong: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing the Axis of the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Multiple Strikes on the Same Percussion Point
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing Sequences Together
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Playing Sequences: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Playing Sequences
    8 questions
  • Combination Strikes

  • lesson
    Combination Strikes: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Combination Strikes: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Tie
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Tie
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Slur
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Slur
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Using Ties & Slurs Together
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Using Ties & Slurs Together
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Pulsing the Gong & Building Sound
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Pulsing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Combination Strikes: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Combination Strikes
    5 questions
  • Volume & Sound Levels

  • lesson
    Volume & Sound Levels
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    How Loud is the Gong?
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Use of Volume when Playing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Effects of Volume
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    How to Control Volume: Content
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Increasing Volume
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Thunderbolt Strike
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Decreasing Volume
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Muffling the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Common Mistakes in Using Volume
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    How to Control Volume: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Varying the Volume Through Firmness of Strike
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Varying the Volume Through Repetition
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Thunderbolt Strike
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Volume & Sound Level: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Volume & Sound Levels
    10 questions
  • The Rhythm of the Gong

  • lesson
    The Rhythm of the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Rhythm, Beat & Tempo: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Tempo – Fast & Slow
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Increasing & Decreasing Tempo on a Single Percussion Point
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    The Rhythm of the Gong: Discussion 1
    -
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Increasing & Decreasing Tempo on Several Percussion Points
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    The Rhythm of the Gong: Discussion 2
    -
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Tempo Variations with Sequences
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Beat Patterns & Gong Playing
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Heartbeat Rhythm
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: The Best of the Beats
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Rhythm of the Gong: Discussion 3
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: The Rhythm of the Gong
    7 questions
  • Intermediate Playing Techniques

  • lesson
    Intermediate Playing Techniques
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Creating Playing Patterns & Contrasts
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Eight Playing Patterns
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Three Components of Gong Playing: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Integrating Playing Patterns
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Pulsing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Tapping the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Sweeping Around the Gong
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Intermediate Playing Techniques: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Intermediate Playing Techniques
    6 questions
  • Creating a Gong Session

  • lesson
    Creating a Gong Session
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Structure of the Session
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Setting Intention
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Beginning a Session
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Establishing a Baseline
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Creating & Building Sequences
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Opening Strikes
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Creating a Baseline
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Connecting Sequences Together
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Build & Release Cycles
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Build and Release Cycles
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Ending a Session
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Exploring the Final Strike
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Building a Session with Sequences
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Continuing Your Practice
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Creating a Gong Session: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Creating a Gong Session
    8 questions
  • Intermediate Playing Techniques, Part 2

  • lesson
    Playing with Multiple Mallets
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Multiple Mallets: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Meet the Mallet
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Combination Strikes with Two Mallets: Executing Flams and Rolls
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Flams & Rolls: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing with Two Mallets
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Switching Mallets
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Rubbing Mallets
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Rubbing Mallets: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing with Rubbing Mallets (Flumies; Friction Mallets)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Playing Multiple Gongs
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Multiple Gongs: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing with Two Gongs
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Multiple Players: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing with Other Gong Players
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Intermediate Playing Techniques, Part 2: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: Intermediate Playing Techniques, Part 2
    7 questions
  • The Inner Player

  • lesson
    The Inner Player
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Intuitive Playing: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Intuitive Playing
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Breath Meditation for Developing Intuition and Neutrality
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Playing through Intuition
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Improvisation and Intuition
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Improvising Playing Sequences
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Silence As Sound
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Practice Session: Allowing Silence
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    The Inner Player: Discussion
    -
  • quiz
    Quiz: The Inner Player
    5 questions
  • Your Gong

  • lesson
    Your Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Basics
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Types of Gongs
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Size of the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Gong Types & Sizes: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Select the Gong that Matches Your Playing Ability
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Select the Gong that Matches Your Reason for Playing
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Mallets
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Gong Stands
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Mallets & Stands: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Taking Care of the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Gong Care: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Cleaning the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Clearing the Gong
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Replacing or Changing the Gong Cord
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Moving, Cleaning & Cording: Video
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Gong as Art and Sacred Symbol
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The End of the Journey Is the Beginning
    30 minutes
  • discussion
    Your Gong: Discussion
    -
  • lesson
    Congratulations
    30 minutes
(PRIMARY)

Mehtab

Mehtab has been playing the gong since 1974 and has trained yoga teachers, therapists and musicians around the world in the art of playing the gong. He is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on using the gong in the practice of yoga and has since written two additional books on the gong; Teaching Gong Yoga: Theory and Practice and Gong Therapy: Sound Healing & Yoga. Mehtab has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1974 and has trained hundreds of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga teachers. He was a featured instructor in the University of Texas Master Class series where he played the gong and lectured on the practice of yoga. A certified Vedic Astrologer and trainer, Mehtab also offers astrology readings for clients to help them in their selection of Planetary Gongs.