-Each note of the Tongue Drum is composed of a basic note plus an octave overtone.
-Principle: Helmholtz resonator principle, each pit can produces three note
1.After receiving the tongue drum, First wipe the surface of the tongue drum with alcohol , Remove dust from the surface of tongue drum, and can play a role in disinfectant and cleaningThe tongue of drum surface, preparing for the follow-up maintenance steps. 2.Observe whether the tongue drum is rusty. If it is, please buy rust removing oil to clean the rusty part (If applicable) 3.After the tongue drum rust removal, maintenance is carried out. It is recommended to use sewing machine oil. When the color of the tongue drum is uneven and there is no luster, the use of sewing machine oil is applied and wiped. 4.According to the temperature and humidity of different climate, need to carry out irregular maintenance (Maintain it every 7 to 15 days).
-The musical scale on the front of the tongue drum cannot be squeezed by external force, and the musical scale should be placed flat and face up.
-When putting the tongue drum into the backpack, its bottom should be on the side of the strap. -Do not put the tongue drum in the backpack for a long time, pay attention to keep it ventilated. -The most important thing is not to drop or bump seriously, so as to avoid deformation, running sound, etc.
Material: Stainless steel Size: 55cm in diameter, 28cm in height
1 x Tongue Drum 1 x Drum Bag 1 x Drum Stand 1 x Cleaning Cloth
What is a Handpan?
There are several types of Handpans, developed over the years from the original instrument invented in Switzerland in 2000. The steel drums played in Trinidad and Tobago are also a kind of pan. While the Caribbean steel drums are played with sticks, Handpans are meant to be played with the hands.
How is handpan drums made?
The Handpan is typically constructed by two circular half-shells of sweet steel joined together at the rim in order to leave a hollow interior, resulting in the characteristic curved shape. The top shell is sculpted in different sound areas, extremely sensitive to the touch. There’s the central note, known as “Ding”, and a variable number of note taps, in a number usually from eight to seven, hammered around the surface and tuned on a single scale.
How to play the Handpan
---- Just one rule- trust your intuition
Playing an Hanpan is creating a range of sound colors, an ever-changing interplay of energies that can not be replicated exactly.
Caress the silky, curved surface of the upper shell. Be gentle. Take your time. By the touch of one finger, you are already creating a cascade of resonating sound waves: a sound cosmos. Explore the surface with your palms and fingers. Feel the craters and valleys, the hills on the surface, the grounding weight on your lap. Feel the sound resonate with your breath. Without thinking, a melody appears. Where was it? How did you find it? Just follow. Intuition will take you there.
Playing a Handpan is a much more sensory, intimate experience than a traditional jam session. Intuition is the key; you will naturally learn to discover your way of playing this amazing instrument, as there is no conventional path to follow, or to be restrained by. No formal music training is required to play the Handpan, nor music sheets. The playful nature and enchanting sound of the Handpan makes it an instrument particularly beloved by children, as well as musicians.
That is why we say there is no right or wrong way to play an Handpan: it’s a journey of discovery, spiritual healing and self expression, through the embracing sound of steel music.