Whether you are an experienced musician or a complete novice in the field,there are certain instruments that transport your imagination in a quarter of a second. Have you been,like many others before,captivated by the sound of this amazing object and would like to know more about it before embarking on your adventure? You have come to the right place as we are the manufacturer of the first tongue drum equipped with a microphone and a jack plug (the ihrtrade tongue drum). But before we talk about us,here is the information you came for about tongue drums. Fasten your seat belt and follow our guide!
A tongue drum (also known as the steel tongue drum, hank drum or tank drum) is a percussion instrument in the family (instruments that create sounds through the vibration of the material itself without requiring strings,membranes,or external resonators).
It is a very melodic percussion instrument and highly appreciated for its relaxing sounds and ease of playing, which does not require any particular technique. Anyone can easily pick one up and start playing, with the number of slats or “tongues” equal to the number of notes it can produce. You can either use mallets or your hands.
Although its origins date back to ancient times, the tongue drum has come back with a vengeance in the last few years, in particular thanks to the emergence of DIY versions made from propane tanks — one option being cutting off the bottoms of two tanks, welding them together, and cutting out “tongues” of different lengths on one side.