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Dr. James Hopkins – The Pythagorean Monochords

This guy is AWESOME! Prepare yourself for some sonic healing! If only the RootStrata offices could get one of these we’d be set.

Find more Dr. Hopkins vibes here and order his totally stellar album, “Golden Ratios: Pythagorean Harmonic Healing I” here. Word.

  1. Andrew on July 24th, 2008

    Love the influences listed on his myspace: ‘Pythagoras – Brian Eno – Jimi Hendrix’.


    This guy is LA based? I’ve gotta get myself sound-healed….

  2. Nick on July 25th, 2008

    This guy seems like he falls on the pseudo-medicine end of the spectrum. I can see the music/vibrations having some sort of relaxation effect though.

  3. jason on July 25th, 2008

    whoa! i bought one of those things for $20 at a goodwill in portland a few years ago. it is double sided with many strings on each side and looks just like the ones in the clip. i never knew what to call it but didn’t even consider “monochord” since it has tons of strings. never tried lying on it.

  4. grohs on January 6th, 2009

    got in touch with the dr. cos of this and ordered his Cd…no idea if what he says is true but hey, sounds awesome!!!!!! cheers.

  5. Kelly McCabe on August 26th, 2009

    We are a distributor in the US for monochords and soundwave beds and soundwave massage beds made by Boehme Music in Germany. Check out our website: There is some information on them there and a link to the site that has more information. You can come to my shop, Sacred Rites, in downtown Flagstaff, AZ to see and experience them.