Compared to the Kotamo, the monochord is limited to a single tone, but due to the large number of strings, the entire overtone spectrum unfolds in an equally fascinating way. However, a melody playing, as on the Koto, is not possible.
The playing technique is extremely simple and therefore the monochord is suitable for all those who are more concerned with a meditative handling of sounds.
The Meerklang monochords are covered with 30 to 36 strings, all tuned to the same tone, with the two outer strings slightly thicker and one octave lower. This gives this instrument not only the very overtone-rich and spherical sound, but also a beautiful warm bass. To enhance this effect, a third bass string can be raised in the middle.
Natural sound music
The Monochord is available as standard in three different sizes:
|Length||Width||Height||Tuning||Number of strings|
|106 cm||24 cm||10 cm||D||30|
|126 cm||24 cm||10 cm||C||30|
|155 cm||24 cm||10 cm||A||25|
If you would like to order the instrument in other dimensions, this is of course also possible.