The typical styles of singing bowls in this category are, Thadobati, Thadobat Cups, Manipuri, Mani, Pedestal bowls, and Shiva Lingam. Usually, small singing bowls 3-6 inch / 7.5- 15 cm in diameter are covering the notes of the fourth and the fifth octaves. The fundamental tone of a mini singing bowl also depends on the thickness of its wall.
Small-sized singing bowls are easily held on a palm, stretched upwards fingertips, or placed on the body for sound healing applications. Also, due to their lightweight and small size they can be easily transported and taken with you on any travel. Small singing bowls are commonly used as tools for all kinds of spiritual ceremonies, space cleansing, and focus enhancement.
Typically, small singing bowls are producing the highest tones. Some small singing bowls, however, are very thin and can produce deeper tones.
It can be difficult to play a small singing bowl around the rim. The small diameter of a singing bowl and thick wall are two critical factors that create more tension in the structure of a singing bowl. As a result, some small singing bowls are less responsive to pressure from the rubbing mallet. If you have difficulty playing the rim of your small-sized singing bowl with the leather wrapped mallet, try using the wooden part of the playing stick.
Some tiny singing bowls are extremely lightweight. Also, due to the small bottom area, they do have not enough grip when placed on the flat surface. Use a rubber kitchen shelf liner under the small singing bowl to make it more stable.
The shimmering effect of a group of small singing bowls won't leave you indifferent. Small singing bowls can be assembled in a beautiful set and can be played with commonly used in sound healing Koshi chimes, swinging chimes, tingshas, and tubular bells.