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Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair

Original price $3,340.00 - Original price $3,905.00
Original price $3,650.00
$3,650.00 - $3,905.00
Current price $3,650.00
Tuning: Monochord
Color: Red

The Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair is handcrafted in Germany.
The monchair enables an exceptional 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. 

Where is the monochord chair used: from Music Therapy, occupational Therapy, Sound Healing and Sound Mediation, Therapeutic Therapies ...

Monochord tuning: 40 strings = 18 overtone strings (d) and 22 bass strings (D)

Tambura tuning:      40 strings = 10 sets of 4 strings (A d d D) repeated

Omchair tuning:       40 strings = 18strings high C# in the middle,

                                    both sides: 8 Bass Cis,1 high octave fifth G#,

                                    1 Bass fifth G#, 1 Bass C#

Size :  28.5" x 26" x 50"


  • Free 30 minute online training.
  • Tuner, tuning instrument, some replacement strings

Strings and Tuning: the first part of the video monochord tuning @ 3:04 Tanpura tuning

    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 evener. At first, it seems like you hear 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.   

    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 centers, and in your very own home.

    Features and Dimensions:
    • Weight capacity of 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

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

    Material: Cherrywood and ash 

    User Manual : monchair.pdf

    Compare the different tunings: Monochord , Tambura or OM

    Tambura Tuning: 

    If you string the strings evenly with your fingers, you will create overtones that 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. 

    Omchair tunings: The new singing chair Omchair has the order of strings similar to the Monolina. The overtone, bass and a fifth in the high and the low Gis. The created sound will work simultaneously, grounding and opening.

     Monchair invites you to enjoy and relax with its sound. A pleasantly vibrating sound carpet entices you to stop time and "listen up". Only 5 minutes are enough for calmness to return, thoughts to run out, breathing and heart rate to regulate. Relaxation happens on all levels in a light, almost playful way. Sounds gently touch and vibrations massage, vitalize and promote a presence that we so often long for.

    If monchair is played for a longer time, the sound easily leads to meditative states for both player and played. The body becomes a resonance chamber and is perceived more consciously.

    Monchair becomes interesting in therapeutic and pedagogical use. The advantages of the monochrome sounds with their opening, consciousness-raising and integrating principle not only support their work, but also stimulate the self-healing powers.

    Finest feeltone craftsmanship made of high quality materials, lovingly manufactured from the plank to the stringing in the northeast of Germany by the beautiful Baltic Sea and shipped all over the world.


    Clinical reviews:

    "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‚Ķwhere 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 ‚Äúflow‚ÄĚ and a sense of ‚Äúhomeostasis‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúself integration‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúsynchrony between the body-mind-spirit‚ÄĚ 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 can 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 relaxed state without the need to change position. The harmonious sounds support my work with more ease and bring joy to myself and my clients. They confirm this experience with their feedback and their radiant and beaming faces after each session. " 


    How to assemble the chair:

    The chair comes with detailed assembly instructions  or you can follow this video.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Ms Patricia Jean Fleming
    Try it - you will love it . . .

    Unfortunately these wonderful creations are outside my budget but, today, I got to sit in one and I have to say it was one of the most pleasant experiences I have had in a long time. Energy work is not for everyone, my friend with me had to stand up and move away from the vibrations.
    Personally, I am a trained spiritual healer and also trained in Reiki. I am an intuitive and Medium. I have used drums for my own benefit and learned through the amazing Arthur Hull to be certified in Drum Circle Facilitation.
    Music, in whichever form, is all about vibration. We benefit from 'good vibrations' as the Beach Boys shared with us soooooo many years ago.
    These incredible seats hold you in an embrace of comfort and energy that had an incredibly uplifting and relaxing effect on me today. If it is in your budget then I would highly recommend these.

    Cynthia Quintanal
    Integration plus!

    I am so pleased with the addition of the Monchair in my healing practice treatment room. It works so effectively at calming a client who is nervous or anxiety ridden so that we can proceed to the treatment table with out a long process of relaxation. Just 5 mins is really all that is needed. The chair takes up about the amount of space a comfortable chair might take and is very pleasant to look at. A lot of folks do not even realize where the music is coming from until I show them the strings! One of my clients only wants the chair when she comes for treatments and I am happy to play for her session for an hour. Playing also puts me in a beautiful space to do my work. I often use it for integration after a particularly intense healing process and people are able to integrate and ground much quicker with the vibrations the chair runs through their body.