Also, keep in mind that Brainwave Entrainment doesn't always work for everyone right away - or in some cases, at all. I've always found that BWE doesn't work for me unless my body and mind are under the perfect circumstances. For me, this would mean that tones work best when I have nothing interesting to look forward to or be excited about, which in turn keeps my mind clearer. And the clearer your mind is, the easier it is for the tones to take effect. My first real experience was on a day I had been lying down in bed for the whole day with nobody to talk to, and nothing to think about. And what an experience it was! One thing that seemed to help me "get there" was to think of images (particularly of people, faces, or nature), instead of words.
My point is that you shouldn't give up. Ever. Even if it seems like it will never work for you no matter how hard you try, you never know; one day you may just slip into a trance out of nowhere.
One more tip:
I find that if I listen to tones while in a hypnagogic state
, it becomes so much incredibly easier to achieve an altered state of consciousness.- Finneus J.