What is a tongue drum ?

The tongue drum is a new musical instrument whose soft and relaxing sound is very appreciated for meditation,yoga,music therapy ... Its handling is very easy and the fact that no false note is possible is making it the perfect instrument for the musical awakening of both children and adults.Everyone can start playing without any difficulty and find pleasure with just a few notes.

The tongue drum Beat Root is the first tunable tongue drum bringing together 6 different scales in a single instrument.Its innovative tuning system allows you to switch from one scale to another in the blink of an eye. You can play relaxing and introspective melodies as well as more playful and energizing tunes while being able to record your play easily with its equipped microphone and jack wire. Find the scale that corresponds to your emotion of the moment and let you flow in the music you create !

How to Play tongue drum?

Getting started with your Beat Root tongue drum:

- Sit cross-legged or on a stool and place the instrument between your legs.

 - We recommend to orient the tongue drum so that the deepest note is closest to you and the highest note is farthest.

- No musical or technical knowledge is required to start playing your tongue drum. You just have to let yourself go without thinking about the notes you are going to play. All the notes being part of the same scale, no false note is possible. You can enjoy playing beautiful melodies immediately :)

 

Three ways to play your Beat Root tongue drum:

 

- With the two provided mallets: Notes are easy to make, as the sound is powerful and muffled. This is the ideal approach to discover the instrument and create melodious and relaxing atmospheres.

- With a hand and a mallet: This is a very interesting approach as it lets you easily play melodies with the mallet while controlling the resonance with the other hand.

- With two hands: This is the most enjoyable way to play but also the most technical. As you can use any of your fingertips to make sounds, we recommend concentrating first on your thumbs, index and middle fingers. Make sure to hit the note quickly and slap your finger off the note to make it vibrate. If your finger stays on the note too long, it stops it from resonating. Tip: imagine the instrument is burning and you must remove the finger immediately after contact.