Your Personal Music CD is compiled
using more than 35 musical motifs identified and developed by Arden Wilken with
a wide range of sounds, instruments and tunings. The compilation is
focused on the theme(s) of your choice such as stress reduction, physical health
and vitality, pregnancy, energy and chakra balancing or expansion of
Your Personal Music will be a unique and moving experience for you.
(All personal information is
kept strictly confidential.)
Over 10,000 Personal
Music compositions have been created since 1978.
Personal Music Questionnaire with order instructions
How can I get a
1. Visit our Certified
Practitioner Page (Look for Practitioners certified in "Personal
and locate a practitioner near you in the US, UK, Spain or
the Netherlands whom you can contact
for a consultation.
2. Or, contact Arden
(Choose USA office on our Contact Page) and your music
can be done either by a phone interview or by sending a short questionnaire and
Click here to
3. Or, visit our Course
Schedule and see if there is an upcoming event you can attend - Personal
Music can usually be scheduled during events, but please contact us beforehand
to make sure.
is the cost for a Personal Music?
The cost from Arden Wilken for a Personal Music is $145 including
shipping within the US via US Postal Service. Other Personal Music Practitioner prices vary depending on the
does it sound like?
Your Personal Music will seem more
like a sound journey rather than the music you are used to listening to as it is
made up of many short tracks that blend into one another. Woodwinds, piano,
strings, brass, Tibetan bowls are among the sounds that might make up your music
along with special effects to enhance the movement created by the music. The
change from one sound to another while playing more melodic or simple musical
intervals is part of what creates the movement for you in the direction you want
have a Personal Music made for someone else?
You can request a personal
compilation CD for anyone regardless of age or state of health. Fill out the
Personal Music Questionnaire to the best of your ability. Name, birth date,
place of birth, what you would like their music to help them with and a photo
are the most important pieces of information.
What themes can
I have music made for?
There are many, many,
many options and you can ask for several themes in one music. Any aspect of
personal development or growth, etc... and more. A (very) small sampling of
commonly requested themes:
Stress reduction/Physical health and vitality/Pregnancy/
Energy and chakra balancing/Expansion of consciousness
and the list goes on.....
When will I
It will take about 10
days - 3 weeks to receive your Personal Music CD within the US via US postal
service. International orders: 3-4 weeks
How long will my
Your CD will be
between 15-42 minutes in length, depending on the themes requested and other
variables. It will be made up of between 20 to approximately 35 tracks.
How do I use my personal compilation?
You will receive
detailed personalized instructions with your CD, the guidelines for each case
will be different, but some examples of listening instructions are.... listen
once a day using headphones for 6 months, a good time would be in bed before sleep.... or
.... listen 4 times a week for 1 month as background music while working...
To gain the most benefit from your
Personal Music either listen to the CD itself or download it to your phone or
media device with Exact Audio Copy* as a .wav file. This program is
free to download. http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download
This program gives the most error free conversion to a .wav file we have found.
If your music is 40 minutes long, it will occupy approximately 400 mb of space.
Good quality noise-cancelling
We also recommend either noise isolating earphones or headphones that cover the
entire ear with a frequency range of 20 - 30,000 Hz.
Basic Earbud headphones
that are supplied with most listening devices (insert in your ears):
These headpones increase distortion, have a limited frequency range,
and permit audible ambient noise. Prolonged use may lead to stress-related tension & potential long-term
"Invest" in your hearing when selecting headphones.
.mp3 vs .wav - what's the
How long can I use my
It depends on many factors. Many
people continue to listen to their music long after they have realized the
change they were looking for. Others stop as soon as they have and then may
start listening again months or years later. It is an individual choice, while
following the accompanying instructions.
How long before I notice
any change from listening to the music?
This varies with each individual.
Some people notice an immediate shift the first time they listen to their music.
Other don't notice anything for weeks or months, and then realize they
have changed in the desired area. It can take time for the body to create
integrated changes from the movement created by the music.
Where the Personal Music started ....
"When I was six years old, I went to a Tchaikovsky Ballet, the Nutcracker Suite, with my
mother and sister. As I watched the dancers and listened to the music I saw beautiful colors swirling around the
audience and the dancers on stage. When I commented to my family, they told me they couldn't see what I saw, although it seemed a perfectly natural phenomenon to me as a child.
Later, when I was older, I realized that the colors I had seen that evening represented the interaction between the music and the subtle radiant energy of the people as they
danced or listened.
Twenty-two years later, after completing a degree in Music Theory, I started to use my ability to "see" the effect of sound to
create personal music compositions for people.
After more than 2,000 of these compositions, I began to realize that there were repeating patterns in the music when a person had a specific area of their emotional expression blocked. Since then, I have been able to identify some fifty motifs or short musical phrases, each of which is used in specific situations."
Arden Wilken - Co-Creator of INNER SOUND
INNER SOUND Motifs
These 'Motifs' that Arden speaks about
are the basis for all the INNER SOUND techniques. In musical terms, a motif is a short musical phrase made up of several notes that create a distinctive rhythmic pattern.
INNER SOUND motifs have a simple musical structure. They are based either on the pentatonic (five-note) scale, which has occurred spontaneously in most cultures, or on the
Western diatonic seven-note scale. The common element in both these scales is the interval of the
fifth. This interval
is the interval most commonly found in healing music both modern and ancient and
occurs frequently in nature.
Our Sonic Pathways
Sound energy, in the form of mechanical waves, is transformed, as it enters through the ear, into electrical impulses, which travel through the network of connective tissue to all parts of the body. The systems of the body, whose resonant quality matches the motifs used, respond through sympathetic resonance.
a specific movement on a physical, mental, emotional , or energetic level
helping the individual resolve blockages stored in the connective tissue. These
blockages affect the organisms capacity to vibrate at itís optimum potential.
INNER SOUND is a sound therapy system based on relative movement
The motifs can create either expansion or contraction for
the human organism, whichever is necessary
The movement created by each musical motif can frequently be applied to different parts of
the organism whether mental, emotional, physical or energetic. The use of the
motifs does not propose an external structure of how the human organism should
be or act or decree in what direction one should develop, it simply helps liberate trapped or blocked energy.
The liberated energy, combined with the movement generated by the motifs, creates
an impetus to help overcome the holding energy that prevents an individual from
making the changes they want. For this reason, personal compositions are always
structured based on the theme(s) requested by the client.
Music in Evolution
8 years ago, after
twenty-five years of composing personal music using a midi controller keyboard
and sampler, Arden evolved the personal music into a new, more effective form.
By pre-recording the individual motifs using a large array of instruments,
tempos, and arrangements, and then putting them together using a specialized
computer, the options for focusing the effect of the music multiplied tenfold.
This new type of personal music has been enthusiastically embraced, by those
familiar with its original form as well as newcomers to Arden's work. Another
benefit of this process for creating personal compositions is the ability of
others to learn how to create these unique compositions.
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