This drum is exactly what it is advertised to be. The 6-inch beautiful blue drum came with a black carry/storage drawstring bag, a simple-to-follow book of songs, instructions on how to play it, two mallets/drumsticks, and an extra set of stick-on numbers.
There are instructions on how to tune the drum and check for defects in the metal upon arrival.
The tone is amazingly clear. The 6-inch drum is small enough to take it anywhere you want to play it.
I love it my hubby surprised me with giving this as a gift for my birthday. The tones are very pretty to listen to, and it's pretty sturdy.. comes with a instructional book with songs to play in it. Seems pretty easy lol we'll see lol
After I figured out where the notes were, I have had a ball finding more and more tunes to play (by ear). I wasn't looking for a professional instrument, so a couple of notes being only very slightly off doesn't bother me enough to try "tuning" them. I LOVE the resonance. I didn't really buy it for meditation as much as having light fun making music, but it is so pleasant to hear I will often strike notes as I walk past it just for the pleasure of the sound. Since I didn't buy it for mediation, I was both surprised and pleased at how relaxing it feels just playing a few random notes and letting them ring on. I even broke down and gave it name: Moontones (it's blue).