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Sound recipe: Professional Gong Mallet L355 and S186 combined

Sound recipe: Professional Gong Mallet L355 and S186 combined

In our sound recipes, Olli shows you step by step how you can work on your gong with different tools. Find inspiration for meditations, sound baths and more. In the first sound recipe for a grounding gong meditation, Olli combines the professional gong mallets L355 and S186.


grounding gong meditation


profound, space-filling, supporting and grounding



  1. Hold the Gong Mallet L355 in your less practiced hand. This is the mallet that provides the basis for your playing and ensures a deep, solid fundamental tone.
  2. Take the Gong Mallet S186 in the other hand. It allows you to play the mids and highs.
  3. Take a comfortable, seated position. The center of the gong should be at about chest height - this prevents bad posture.
  4. Start to give the warm and deep impulse with the L355 in the center of the gong.
  5. Work your way outwards with the S186 over the entire golden membrane up to the black edge. This will bring out all the mids and overtones from your instrument.
  6. You can move up and down - or left and right - from the center of the gong. Alternatively, you can also play only one side - that's easier.
  7. Continue playing the gong for as long as is appropriate for the meditation. As you approach the end, let the gong fade out and stay in silence for a few more breaths.

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