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Okay Folks – a new project is finished!

 

Recently one of my customers asked me to build a monochord for her that should be not as large as the „normal“ monochords which you can buy at the shops in order to be able to easily travel with.

 

And here it is!

 

Below are stages of the instrument that I want to share with You: 

 

 

One side features 31 copper strings in the key of CIS and the other side features 15 steel strings in the key of GIS. It is made of cherry wood & spruce.

 

If You are interested in having such a great instrument feel free to drop me a line:

office@harmonische-welt.com

 

I would be happy to build one for You!

 

Here is the video: http://www.overtone.cc/video/mikuskovics-overtoneharp-obertonharfe

 

Cheers & stay tuned,

Bernhard Mikuskovics

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Comment by Bernhard Mikuskovics on August 11, 2011 at 6:30pm
Well, actually monochord isn´t a correct term for this instrument, as it is a polychord (with more than one string). Unfortunately wrong terms are common to many people when they are often used and then they become global terms even if they are not correct. A similar example is undertone singing. There are no undertones, only overtones sung on a lower octave, so in my understanding it should be called "deep tone singing". But anyways - the monochord dates back to ancient times, when Pythagoras made proportions of intervalls within the overtone scale visible and hearable on an instrument with only one string.
The placement and the size of the holes of course together with different materials of strings - that have different timbres - create the distinct sound of the instrument...

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