Buddhist Music - Chanting


The chanting of mantras used in or inspired by Buddhism, including many genres in many cultures:

  • Repetition of the name of Amitabha in Pure Land Buddhism.
  • Repetitious chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and excerpts of the Lotus Sutra within Nichiren Buddhist
  • Shomyo in Japanese Tendai and Shingon Buddhism.
  • Throat singing in Tibetan Buddhist chants

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... The chanting of this dhāraṇī is perhaps the most frequently performed Buddhist song by Chinese-speaking musicians ... Basically all the versions of this chanting follow the same melody, and this rhythm became so well known that even non-religious people in Chinese-speaking ... However, many recordings of this chanting is falsely named Tibetan Great Compassion Mantra (藏传大悲咒) or The Great Compassion Mantra in Sanskrit (梵音大悲咒) among Chinese-speaking ...
Eastern Orthodox Worship - Characteristics of Orthodox Worship - Sounds - Chanting
... Chanting in the Orthodox tradition can be described as being halfway between talking and singing it is musical but not music ... One or two notes only are used in chanting, and the chanter reads the words to these notes at a steady rhythm ... to what the occasion is, but generally chanting is relatively low-toned and steadily rhythmic creating a calming sound ...
Siksastaka - Significance
... stresses on the importance of singing (bhajan) and chanting (japa) the Names of God ... starting verse of Siksastaka states a number of reasons why sankirtana (congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord, which in Gaudiya Vaishnavism especially refers to Hare Krishna ... But the dirt that the chanting of Hare Krishna cleans is the dirt of material desires within the heart ...
Burning Down The House - Background
... the groove into something resembling the final recording, Byrne began chanting and singing nonsense syllables over the music until he had arrived at phrasing that fit with the ... line, "What are we gonna do?", and at another point in the process, "instead of chanting 'Burning Down the House,' I was chanting 'Foam Rubber, USA.'" ...

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