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  • ASMR Monolina Journey Morning Meditation
    January 17, 2023

    ASMR Monolina Journey Morning Meditation

    ChelseaCaroline

    Morning! 🌞

    And now for a little Monolina Meditation...

    Take an 11-minute ASMR Journey with Chelsea Caroline and her Monolina D in 432 Hz.

    Though beautifully simple for anyone to play, the monochord is surprisingly diverse in all the different creative ways people play it! While this dreamy drone can be mesmerizing when played in a repetitive fashion, the monochord can also be played with hypnotic rhythms while brining in and out the melody accent notes, as you'll experience in the video below... 

    Our monochords are the 34-sring Monolina and 21-string Monilini made by feeltone and they come in 5 different tunings which all offer their own rich tapestry of harmonics.  

    Watch and listen to this lovely 11-minute video created by Sound Artist Chelsea Caroline, who gives you information about the Monolina Monochord made by feeltone, then treats us to rhythmic playing on her Monolina D. (Or you may want to hit play, close your eyes and just listen!)

    Follow Chelsea Caroline Music on her YouTube Channel

    ChelseaCaroline

    Time to wake up! 🌞

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  • How to chose your Monochord Flavor : C, A, G, F, D
    June 22, 2019

    How to chose your Monochord Flavor : C, A, G, F, D

    For the feeltone line of portable monochords (the Monolini or the Monolina) we offer five flavors C, A, G, F, D with C being the highest note and D the lowest.

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    All Monolinas have 34 strings: 24 overtone strings, 5 bass strings (one octave lower than the overtone) and 5 strings tuned to the interval of a fifth from the tonic string. Included are also 5 bridges for the overtone strings and a template that allows you to have accent melody notes tuned to either a major or minor pentatonic (5-note) scale. (You can also tune the melody notes to alternate scales of your choosing.) 
    The feeltone Company (based in Northern Germany) is working with a string maker that designs and creates strings that create the most volume and brilliance for each note, based on each tuning. The strings vary in material and design from the thin steel strings to the thicker "braided" bass strings (with copper coiling around an inner string), to create the right sound. The higher the note, the thinner the string. A thin string produces more overtones but less bass and physical sensation. 
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    Your first choice should be the sound "flavor" that resonates best with you and we have created a set of videos below that allow you to listen to the different tunings. Another consideration, if you're playing in a group of people (where multiple instruments will be played together at the same time), is the key the other instruments are in.
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    Each Monolina can be tuned in 440 Hz, 432 Hz, (or any other reference tuning).
    While you can tune the strings up or down a couple of 1/2-steps, if the strings are relaxed too much they won't have the correct vibration and brilliance, and if they get too tight, they might snap.
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