Who needs this App?
You do, when you just want to relax and be at peace
You do, when you have difficulty falling asleep
You do, when you find healing music helpful during meditation
You do, when you want to hear the soothing sounds of world music instruments to help you attain peace of mind and happiness
Sleep scientists say that dreams may be a way in which the brain sorts and categorizes our thoughts, storing them away in its memory.
The Peaceful World Music app has been created with the aim of facilitating a similar process, while the brain is awake and in a calm state, without failing asleep.
This app doesn’t lull you into a state of fog or sleepiness, but rather helps you attain a state of calm awareness and mindfulness, thereby allowing your brain to do its work.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE:This is not a medical or therapeutic app—it is intended for relaxation, destressing and meditation, and is meant to appeal to lovers of world music, or indeed, original, improvised music of any kind.
What kinds of music are soothing and relaxing music?
You might think that soothing and relaxing music needs to be soft, slow, sustained or repetitive.
However, their inherent lack of the essential musical elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and timbral mix means that they don’t provide your brain with the specific stimulation from which it can benefit when it sorts out the complex interactions between experiences captured in your memory.
The music in this app has been composed and performed with the aim of facilitating a similar process, while the brain is awake and in a calm state, without falling asleep. The stream of music soothes and lulls you, but there is an underlying musical structure that provides just the right stimulation for your brain.
The music in this app has specifically been composed and performed to address this problem. In doing so, it helps you achieve the following:
It relaxes you when you are feeling stressed
It helps clear your mind when you are overwhelmed or confused, and helps induce a quiet mind for meditation
It restores energy through the positive effects of properly structured, diatonic music based on the universal laws of physics and acoustic principles
When played with the volume low, the rhythmic pieces will often induce a calm state, helping you fall asleep
However, when you are working on something and have this playing at a moderate volume in the background, it will neither distract you nor make you feel sleepy
These are intentional, and add structure to the music
They provide just the right amount of mental stimulation to help the brain
in its processes for clearing the mind, and they deepen the meditative mood
There is also a rich variety of curated photographs in the background, faded as in a dream, each dissolving into the next in a random sequence. The thousands of combinations of music, photographs, color filters and meditation spinwheels ensure that your experience is different every time.
You can listen to samples for songs with a play button.
- Forgotten Wisps of Morning Fog
- Painted Visions of Cloud Dwellings
- Distant Echoes of Ambient Ages
- Rhythmic Pulses in Flowing Water
- Red Skies At Sunset
- Inspiration from a Slow River Current
- Resonance with the Wind Outside
- Star Patterns in the Night Sky
- Calming the Drifting Min
- Gentle Rain and Soft Light
- Sunrise and Goa Beach
- Ancient Waves of Healing
- Distant Howls of Tired Wolves
- Chanted Prayers in Sacred Spaces
- Twilight Descends on the Land
- Yoga in the Pouring Rain
- Whispers Beneath the Mango Tree
- After the Storm Has Passed
- Reminders of Innocent Times
- A Flower Grows In The Shade
- Serene Breeze over Ricefields
- Distant Monsoon Rains Approach
- Silenced by Temple Bells
- Songs of Birds Long Gone
- The Wind in the Garden Trees
- Morning Mist on the River
- Barely Remembered Midnight Dreams
- Clouds Gliding Smoothly in the Sky
- Breathing Softly While You Sleep
- Where The Ocean Meets The Sand
- A Room for Endless Meditation
- A Stroll in a Tranquil Garden
- Mountains Stretching to the Horizon
- Quiet Conversations at the Lake
- Remembering How To Be At Peace
- Daily Walks in the Rainy Season
- Wind Whistling in the Bamboo Grove
- White Mist on Mountain Trails
- Fluttering Wings of White Seagulls
- Viewing the Desert From Afar
- A Voyage by Dhow and Camel
- A Quiet Corner in the Bazaar
- Sand Dunes and Blue Seas
- Dreams of Cries in the Night
- Peace Amid The Sandstorm
- Hopeful Mirages Of The Oasis
- Wordless Smiles By The Seaside
- A Relaxed Stream of Encouragement
- Reading Alone In A Quiet Tent
How to Use This App?
You also can create your own playlist of your favorite songs!
The settings screen also allows you to choose the color of the haze through which the background pictures are shown.
We recommend choosing “All Songs” and “Shuffle”, which will cause the app to produce a varied and satisfying playlist. The random order of pieces encourages the brain to try to make some sense by tying the pieces into some sort of story or flow, much as it would do while you are dreaming.
When the App is in the Background
The app has been designed to continue playing music even if your screen automatically goes dark due to your battery-saving setting, or if you turn off your phone with the app in the foreground.
However, if you switch to another application, the app detects the world region of the music currently playing, and, in the background, plays a loop of all the pieces from that region. The playback period can be set to 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or unspecified (when the operating system stops it), and is interrupted once you resume using the app.
To stop the music when it is playing in the background, you need to select the app and press the PAUSE button. Or simply close the app by flicking upward on it in the App Switcher.