Name: KoTaMo Concert Monochord - Tanpura, Koto and Monochord
Quality: Hand Made
Simple Description: The KoTaMo Concert Monochord is a three in one instrument that combines a monochord with a koto and a tanpura. The monochord is on one side and the tanpura and koto share the other.
Strings and Tuning:
The monochord has 28 overtone strings (C) and 2 bass strings (C)
The koto has 12 strings (C)
The tanpura has 4 strings (C, c, c, G).
Dimensions: 53 x 12 x 4 inches (approx)
Materials: Cherry wood 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.