Pretty well any piece of music will fit into the 5Rhythms somewhere, but of course some pieces fit a lot better than others.
For Flowing, it can be helpful to have breath-filled long notes as well a beat or pulse to keep you moving -but you don’t want a beat that you’re going to fall into left-right-left-right. You want that for Staccato. For Chaos, it’s helpful to have a faster pulse or vibration going on. Most of the world’s music is Lyrical. Stillness music is not necessarily ambient: you shouldn’t be falling asleep!
You can see Playlists that I dance to at home under Home Waves.
Much music has been created especially for the practice, particularly by Gabrielle Roth who worked with a shifting group of musicians, The Mirrors, for a couple of decades. All of their music is available online at http://www.5rhythms.com/shop/.
I must have used all of her music at one time or another, but these must be my favorites from Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors:
Initiation: Body Parts & Wave
Bones: Body Parts & Wave.
Endless Waves I & II (2 Waves, 1st is talked through by Gabrielle)
Refuge – mainly Flowing, deep Tibetan Chants by Boris Grebenchikov
More upbeat CDs include Tribe, Zone Unknown & Jhoom.
MUSIC BY OTHER TEACHERS
Available from http://www.shop5Rhythms.com/ (Not necessarily a full list)
By Barbara Theiss & Rejoyce:
Roots & Wings (Jazzy)
By Adam Barley and Peter Almqvist:
One Tribe: A Trance Journey through the 5Rhythms. (Upbeat)
From Other Sources
You can google the titles below. You can certainly get them from the East-West Center in Belgium
By Susannah Darling-Khan & Be-Attitude:
Party For God
Still Waves – A favorite of mine!
(Susannah & Ya’Acov D-K now teach Movement Medicine in the UK, but these were created when they were 5Rhythms teachers)
By Fools In Love:
By Colin Harrison (partner of a 5R teacher):
Feel It (Note the tracks merge together)
Also you can look for:
Tales From The Shed Vol 1 by Rachel Kurtz & her partner Keith Mills.
It’s not all 5Rhythms but there are one or two tracks. . . .