Monochord Therapy Instruments

feeltone Monochord Therapy furniture are natural acoustic instruments combined with beautiful everyday furniture, developed for music therapy, sound massage and relaxation in professional and private settings. The guest can experience deep relaxation through sound and vibration in short settings or long sound "journeys."

These special instruments were developed by Ingo Böhme. They are the result of 30 years of experimenting with sound, working with therapists of all kinds, and expressing the vision that sound can be rediscovered as an intuitive power that supports our general well-being, our health, and our healing processes.

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Simple Description: The Monochord Table creates a full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. Our Monochord table recently had a major tune up. This latest Monochord Table has a sophisticated internal body that evokes more brilliant overtones and a brighter bass and vibration than its predecessor. The tuning stability is 100% when the client’s weight is on the table. It’s easy to play and anyone can use it intuitively without any prior musical experience.

Quality: Hand Crafted in Germany

Strings and Tuning: You can choose either 60 blank overtone strings or 30 blank overtone strings and 30 wound bass strings.

Dimensions: The assembled table measures 79.2'' x 28'' x 32'' (For shipping the legs can be taken off and the monochord packs into a 80” x 35”x 35” box.)

Weight: Body weight is 99 pounds (45 kg), with a total weight of 132 pounds (60 kg). It can easily be carried by two people.

It is designed for people weighing up to 330 pounds (150 kg).

Materials: The reclining ash wood surface is softly bent, soothing to the back. The resonance body, also made of ash, bends in two directions supporting the sound brilliance. You can choose a frame, feet and cross bar made either from ash or cherry wood.

Includes: Tuner, tuning instrument, some replacement strings.

Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype.

Personalize and accessorize your Monochord Table

  • Headrest set adaptor or headrest set with integrated armrest.
  • Armrest set add-on side table. Place singing bowls on the side table and feel the vibrations transfer to the Monochord Table.
  • Monochord Table extensions. Make your table longer and wider.
  • Integrated extra-large bottom shelf for your personal items or singing bowls. Play the singing bowls sitting on the shelf and feel the vibrations transfer to the Monochord Table.
  • Rolling Sitting Board. Put a meditation cushion on the board and move easily from one position to another so you can utilize the full length of the strings and enjoy the different overtones that are created when you play the Table in different positions.

Please contact me if you have questions and I will help you to choose the right accessories. The price quoted below is for the KLL-2 Overtone & Vibration Monochord Table in ash wood without any add-ons.

What our customers are saying:

“The power of sound has the ability to penetrate our cells, our hearts, our souls, our minds and it may ignite your own body's healing abilities. It can assist us in awakening to our true selves and help us remember who we truly are; beautiful & powerful beings of love and light. Meet my new monochord table. It has 60 strings underneath. .... To experience a sound session with my new monochord table is an experience like no other you can imagine.”

Vanessa C. Miami FL

 

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Soundwave in Ash

Soundwave in Ash

by feeltone
$5,450.00

Simple Description: The Soundwave in Ash combines a 40 string monochord with a 4 toned bass tongue drum, and a gentle curved surface in which to recline. It was invented by feeltone’s Ingo Böhme in 2003 and today is known and used worldwide. Recline in the curvy Soundwave to enjoy a full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. Used for meditation, relaxation, therapy treatments, massage.

Quality: Hand Crafted in Germany 

Strings and Tuning:  The Monochord has 21 overtone strings in c, 15 bass strings in C, 4 extra thick bass strings in C. The  Bass Tongue Drum has 4 tones in A, B, d, e.

Dimensions: 75 x 28 x 25 inches. It was designed so you can drape a standard-sized yoga mat on the surface. (Wider reclining dimensions - 53 x 25 inches or 53 x 31 inches - are also available.)

Materials: The body is made of beech wood, and the sounding panels are made of sustainable ash wood.

Includes: Mallet, tuning key, tuner, replacement strings, and hygrometer.

Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype.

Accessories for Purchase

  • Clip-on table for Singing Bowls and Kalimbas
  • Transport device
  • Stool

What our clients are saying:

"At the Hospital [where] I am working, I had the possibility to work with the sound wave with stroke patients and patients that had surgery. The patients with limbs that were numb who did get treatment with the Sound wave recovered faster and regained permanent sensibility in their limbs much faster than patients that were not treated."

Music Therapist, Music Fair Frankfurt.

 

 

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Padouk Soundwave - Monochord and Drum

by feeltone
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$5,999.00
$5,875.00

Simple Description: The Padouk Soundwave combines a 40 string monochord with a 4 toned bass tongue drum, and a gentle curved surface in which to recline. It was invented by feeltone’s Ingo Böhme in 2003 and today is known and used worldwide. Recline in the curvy Soundwave to enjoy a full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. Used for meditation, relaxation, therapy treatments, massage.

Quality: Hand Crafted in Germany 

Strings and Tuning:  The Monochord has 21 overtone strings in c, 15 bass strings in C, 4 extra thick bass strings in C. The  Bass Tongue Drum has 4 tones in A, B, d, e.

Dimensions: 75 x 28 x 25 inches. It was designed so you can drape a standard-sized yoga mat on the surface. (Wider reclining dimensions - 53 x 25 inches or 53 x 31 inches - are also available.)

Materials: The body is made of beech wood, and the sounding panels are made of sustainably harvested Padoukwood.

Includes: Mallet, tuning key, tuner, replacement strings, and hygrometer.

Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype.

Accessories for Purchase

  • Clip-on table for Singing Bowls and Kalimbas
  • Transport device
  • Stool

What our customers are saying: 

"The Soundwave is such a complete and powerful instrument. The four notes of the tongue drum each address another part of the body. The big tongue drum therefore is a perfect instrument to start a session with. It allows you to 'feel' and tune into the person. By playing the tongue drum you can invite your customer to slow down his breathing and heart rhythm. A steady drum rhythm can bring you and/or your customer in a trance. The monochord is very different from the drum. It creates smooth, rich sound waves that take you on a journey within. You may experience a deep sense of relaxation, see shapes or colors, hear choirs, flutes, horns or other kinds of instruments or feel deeply rooted emotions. I often use the soundwave for people with emotional stress. It helps opening up doors, gates previously kept locked."

- Patrik Niels - soundtherapist - (Belgium) 

 

 

 

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Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair

by feeltone
$2,350.00

Name: Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair

Quality: Hand crafted in Germany

Simple Description: The singing chair with monochord backside enables a special full body full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. Easy to play and anyone can use it intuitively without any prior musical experience. Monchair effectively supports your therapeutic work bringing joy and delight.

Strings and Tuning:
Monochord tuning: 18 overtone strings (d) and 22 bass strings (D)
Tambura tuning: 10 sets of 4 strings (A d d D) repeated

Dimensions:

Fully assembled: 27,6 x 26 x 50 inches
Package size : 52,4 x 25 x 8 inches
Weight : 59 pounds (27 kg)

Features:

  • Weight capacity 330 lbs
  • Stable design, to avoid over-stimulation of the equilibrium through combining the  effects  of the vibration of sound with the movement of the chair (rocking, swinging)
  • Ergonomically designed seat
  • Interchangeable, firmly mounted seat covers
  • High adjustable neck rest
  • All surfaces are treated with organic oils
  • German designed and manufactured
  • Easy to assemble
  • Small transport volume

Materials: Cherrywood and ash

Includes: Tuner, tuning instrument, some replacement strings, and wood stand. 

Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype

Sound Notes: Strum on the strings close to the bridge of the monochord to create sounds rich in over-tones. Strum in the middle and the sound is more even. At first it seems like you’re hearing only one tone, but as your mind relaxes you can notice a full variety of tones and overtones that weave a wistful and subtle melody. It creates a sound experience much like that of a gong.  

Additional: Approaching the chair with a gentle and supportive attitude can bring joy and healing to your client. The singing chair will captivate you with its elegant appearance and design. It is the perfect fit for a variety of locations, such as: modern offices, clinics, therapeutic facilities, private practices, wellness center and in your very own home.

 

Compare tunings : Monochord or Tambura

Tambura Tuning: If you string the strings evenly with your fingers you will create overtones which have rich harmonics. The tunes D d d A repeat 10 times in the 40 strings creating a rich sound environment. It embraces and holds you in a relaxing environment without any prior training. monchair with tambura tunings is great for places where the chair is exposed to new people all the time, who want to play and enjoy the Singing Chair with each other. Great to use in settings like offices, hotels, wellness and care facilities.

Monochord tuning: allows you to create a more nuanced play. The strings are tuned to D and the higher octave d. This allows the player more creative possibilities to excite the many finer and subtle overtones. You can vary the pitches and focus on the deeper tones in D which have more vibration or string d to create more overtones. 

 

 

 

Reviews from our Monochord Chair Customers:

"The feeltone Monchord Singing Chair has served as an important instrument to the patients we serve at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.

There are numerous patients who have benefited from the breath glissando release sounds I use accompanied by the string glissando-from low to high and then absorption…where the strings resonate and saturate through the warm wood into the body. In a general way, this warm up takes only about five minutes and creates “flow” and a sense of “homeostasis” or “self integration” or “synchrony between the body-mind-spirit” as one of my pianist musician players often says.

There are two patients who have particularly benefited from the vibration...please go to our blog to read more about the study."

Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC , read more  

 

Claudia Dall, a speech therapist, tested our monchair for a year in her private practice on the island of Usedom. Here's what she had to say:

" I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Ingo, Martina and the team from feeltone that helped me realize my dream of finding an elegant, comfortable office chair and a versatile therapeutic sound instrument, all in one. Over the years, I have incorporated sound in my practice for tonal regulation, body awareness and sensory perception. monchair both doubles as an office space saver and a therapeutic vibrational treatment chair for my patients. Because of its space saving feature I am able to also use the overtone rich Monochord instruments while the client is in a seated position. Playing them monchair allows me to quickly get my clients into a relax state without the need to change position. The harmonious sounds support my work with more ease and brings joy to myself and my clients. They confirm this experience with their feedback and their radiant and beaming faces after each session. " 

 

 

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    • Comes tuned in A, C, D or F  
    • 34 strings, bass overtone fifth
    • 5 Koto bridges
    • Universal template for minor or major tuning
    • Use it for mediation, sound massage, concerts
    • Place on the body for a sound massage
    • Size 28.3'' x 13'' x 4.3''
    • Material: ash & cherry wood
    • Weight: 6 lbs
    • Available accessories : Travel bag, U-Stand 


Combines energizing overtones with the deeper tones of an octave and fifth tuning.

Lightweight and versatile, this monochord is designed so anyone can pick it up and play, while also suitable for concert performances.

Use for sound bathing, sound mediation or to accompany singing.

Thanks to the light weight you can also use the Monolina therapeutically as a “body monochord.”

Monolina in C: 24 overtone strings in C`, 5 bass strings in C, and 5 strings in fifth G. Rich overtones tending to major.

Monolina in A: 24 overtone strings in A, 5 bass strings in A, and 5 strings in fifth E (Tanpura tuning).  Rich overtones tending to minor.

Monolina in F: 24 overtone strings in F, 5 bass strings in F, and 5 strings in fifth C (Tanpura tuning). Vibration in abundance.

Monolina in D: 24 overtone strings in D, 5 bass strings in D, and 5 strings in fifth A (Tanpura tuning).  Strong bass with strong vibration.

View this video for a tutorial on tuning the Monlina 

 

What our customers are saying...

"The Monolini is a beautifully crafted intuitive instrument that is perfect for sound healing with vocal improv groups because it creates a magical music bed over which delicious harmonies can be created. It so easily produces enchanting  overtones that a person playing it can simultaneously sit in a meditative state and keep the strings sounding with little effort. People are incredibly drawn to this lovely portable monochord whenever I give workshops."

- Joule L'adara, founder of Sounding Circles LLC

 

"As a music therapist, I know about the incredible therapeutic value of sound and vibration. I uses the monochord to begin and end her yoga classes, massage therapy sessions, and guided meditations. Because we synchronize with our sonic environment- a principle called "entrainment"- the monochord is a powerful tool that induces a parasympathetic response, reducing heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, pulse and brainwave activity. It facilitates a shift from the busy thinking and doing states to a calm feeling and being state, thereby promoting relaxation and preparing her clients to enter and receive deep healing through yoga, bodywork and meditation."

- Katarina Zech, Board Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Meditation Guide. 

What can you do with a Monolina:

 

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How to work with our Template and inserting the 5 Bridges click on the video and it will bring you to the part of the video showing you the HOW to

 

Our Monolina's are great companions for performances. Here the Monolina A ( tuned to G) and Monolina D at the Soundbath event at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco with Lydia Hwang.  

 

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Singing Chair Classic

by feeltone
$2,850.00

Simple Description: The Classic Singing Chair with monochord backside enables a special full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. The Classic is built to order and available approximately one month after your order is received.

This is a functional therapeutic instrument for private practices, clinics, wellness centers to offices. Sit inside the resonance body of the instrument to experience an unlimited exploration of sound.

Quality: Hand Crafted in Germany

Strings and Tuning: Available with Monochord tuning or Tambura tuning. The monochord tuning allows you to create a more nuanced play.

Monochord tuning: 2 sets of 30 strings (B-d/b-d’) (60 strings total).  22 bass strings tuned to D and 18 overtone strings tuned to the higher octave in d.

Monochord tuning allows the player more creative possibilities to evoke the fine and subtle overtones. You can vary and either focus on the deeper tones, which have more vibrations, or play the higher strings to create more overtones.

Tambura tuning: 15 sets of 4 strings (C, c, c, G) repeated (60 strings total).

Tambura tuning requires no prior training to use and works well for settings like offices, hotels, wellness and care facilities. String the strings evenly with your fingers and you will create overtones with rich harmonics. The repeated sequences create a rich, full and relaxing sound environment.

Material: Multiplex wood

Dimensions: 56 x 24 x 32 inches

Seat: 22 x 16 inches

Backrest: 38.8 x 22 inches

Includes
: Tuner, tuning instrument, some replacement strings. 

Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype

Accessories (not included):

 ARMRESTS: Your hands and palms rest comfortably on the armrests.

The two armrests can be moved in different positions and adjust to the individual arm length and the ball is used to rest the hand, giving the whole arm and the inside of the palm a vibrational sound massage and stimulation.  Size: 14 x 6.8 x 4.8''  $366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NECKREST and CUSHIONS: To have a comfortable sitting experience we recommend our seat cushion and  neckrest. $235 for the set.