The bowl, as a music instrument, consists of a copper bowl and a hand-made peach wood handle. The basic method of use: first, stretch out the left hand, and put the bowl on the palm. Hold the wood handle in the right hand, then, gently wipe the edge of the bowl with the lower end of the handle. Slowly wipe around the side of the bowl in the clockwise direction, the slight vibration caused by the wooden handle rubbing the side of the bowl makes a pleasant and resonant sound.
Besides, the singing bowls can be traditionally grouped into eight categories of Chinese Tibetan musical instruments, known as bayin(八音). The eight categories are silk, bamboo, wood, stone, metal, clay, gourd, and skin. There are eight-step notes in the bowl melody, and small octave, large octave, as well as succussion sound, melody tone, stepped tone, and so on. The beautiful ensemble is ethereal, far-reaching, and endlessly, which sounds like music for Buddha, Buddha's music bowl hence named. This bowl is mostly used by people when they are meditating, which can make them feel quiet, peaceful, and inspired.