Monolini Info Blog
How to play
Our Monolini is strung in the following way: 11 overtone strings are played, then, when we stroke towards the body, the 5 bass strings will sound, leading you completely into the depth of relaxation. The final sound of the 5 fifth strings brings you into a new alignment of vitality and alertness. The individual segments - high notes - bass strings - fifth can therefore be played independently of each other, which gives the player great creativity.
The outwardly curved body of the instrument ensures a long resonance and sufficient volume to make even the lower octave resonate.
Our smallest Monochord with its 21 strings is a complete Monochord. 21 is the mythical number in the number system and stands for the whole of creation, which means that we play the whole of creation with the 21 strings. It takes at least 21 strings for the overtones to fully unfold after a certain time.
Finest feeltone craftsmanship made out of high quality materials, lovingly manufactured from the plank to the stringing in the north-east of Germany by the beautiful Baltic Sea and shipped all over the world.
Interplay of several Monochords:
D and A or F and C fit together the best. However, all tunings can also be played together at the same time, a very special sound experience.
Use as a body Monochord:
The outwardly curved shape of the Monolini adapts perfectly to the most diverse human body shapes. The body is always touched and vibrations are transmitted. See pictures.
- Laying on belly, lap, chest
- Laying on feet, back, neck
- Playing to oneself, holding in the arm, lying on the lap
As a rhythm instrument:
It is great fun to strike the strings rhythmically with sticks, felt or santoori mallets.
- worldwide courses and training by feeltone:
- Learn a basic tool to play with ease and a variety of timbres on our instruments and express yourself intuitively.
- Learn to incorporate the elements of nature, create specific moods, stimulate the flow of energy and the emotional body and hold a meditative space for clients and listeners.
- All these techniques can be used in a sound massage and group meditation, for sound and voice work or to support a variety of usage from acupuncture to music therapy.