If you've ever heard a Monochord, chances are you want one in your life. Who wouldn't be uplifted by an instrument that sounds like a choir of angels humming in perfect harmony? Especially when all it takes is a simple strum to sink into the angelic sea of vibrating stillness, this instrument is accessible to everyone. Even kids and “non-musicians” love playing this instrument.
My first Monochord I played was a huge one(the sound wave bed) on loan for one year. By the time it returned home, it had become a foundational aspect of my sound healing work. Naturally, I needed to build one. $7,000 I didn't have, but to spend $300 in materials I could teach myself to build it. I spent much of three months building my first Monochord. I had no instructions manual, so I repeatedly learned the hard way
After building my first one, I couldn't call it a Monochord, and the Unity Harps were born.
Buying a handmade Unity Harp can cost you thousands. But with this guidebook, for the first time you could have quality self-crafted vibrations for about $300
This manual will guide you, step-by-step through the journey of building a beautiful and resonant instrument whose sound ushers us towards our own silence.
This manual at full price is $80. I also offer sliding scale pricing. Meaning anywhere between $80-$40 is accepted.
Paypal to SoulMedicineVibration@gmail.com
And I'll send along the manual.
A thorough instructions Manual to guide you through the process of creating mesmerizing vibrations.
After 3 pin-boards broken I found the perfect density of wood, after the side wall ripped off from the string's tension I learned a better method of securing them. After seeing wood warp and bend, and re~stringing 58 strings countless times, I discovered the optimal lumber dimensions.
After many screws snapped halfway into the wood, I realized I was using cheap screws. After spending 5 hours hand-coiling a copper wire rod for the strings to rest on, I watched it ripped apart as soon as I started tightening the strings. Finally, I got it right, and have gotten it right a dozen times since. You can now take the short-cut, with the consolidated wisdom from these tedious trials and eventually, incredible successes.
May the process of building this instrument and the experience of playing it bring a deeper wealth of serenity and inspiration into your life and those around you.
Past Harps Gallery:
Listen to it here:
Competition vs. Collaboration
The big monochord company does not sell replacement strings in bulk so that you cannot easily build your own. They don't want competition. I am exactly the opposite.
The deepest authenticity is when it is more important for our unique gifts to be received by the world than it is for those gifts to come through us, or for us to directly profit from them. If our inspirations are sincerely for the benefit of others we will have no desire to patent our passions. If our passions are pure, we will be not only accepting, but thrilled to see that others are mirroring our methods.
I see other sound healers not as competitors, but as collaborators, co-creating a beautiful world filled with sonic delight. So even though I spent weeks just trying to figure out where to get the proper strings for the harp, I here will divulge all of my secrets, because I actually feel that we'll have a slightly more peaceful world if we have a lot of beautiful calming music. Please make a Unity Harp Monochord and share it with the world. It could do a profound good.
Here the big harp is tuned at A and D, while the little is tuned at D and A. Great harmony.
Great for sound healers and musicians, can be tuned to match any instrument to exact frequency hertz. With a wooden backboard, the small and medium harps can be laid upon your body. Have somebody else strum it for you, and feel the physical geometries pulsing through you in the pulsating frequencies
A real sunflower pressed and dried and lacquered onto the harp
Don't want to build your own? This is my only harp currently available. This instrument is my 72 stringed, 5 foot long unity harp, for two years I used it in most of my sound healings, it is what you hear in the music on my album, and it is available for $2300
Here I tuned one of the harps to match my native american style flute. Good example of how you can match it to anything!
This wooden backboard allows you to lay it on a person's chest, flushing them with pulsating vibrations in every strum.
For the last five years I've been building these instruments for myself and commissions for others. Now, I have decided to focus more on my music than on building instruments, but I still want this amazing vibration accessible to all. So, I created this...
Constructing A Unity Harp Monochord: Guidebook
Oftentimes I'll strum the unity harp after a week of not tuning it, and be astonished that it has held perfect tuning and sounds incredible. Then when I bring the tuner to it, I see that the strings are gradually stretched across the last note, and delivers dynamics that astonish with intricacies that amaze the mind, allowing it to soften.
A Sun designed with wild pressed and dried flowers, carnelian center, with a quartz sky and a lichen that has been sunburned red! (The other lichen on the drone harp, further from the sun, did not turn red)
"The most powerful vibrational tool I've ever experienced."-Bryan
I began constructing unity harps from the inspiration of the monochord. In physical terms there are only a few details that are different, but when I finished my first one, I knew it to be significantly unique as it's own instrument.
Two-toned, choir of resonance, vibrating in harmonic frequencies with dozens of individual pulsations of the same tone.
The Unity Harps