Tongue Drum

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    A HYBRID VERSION OF THE WOODEN LOG DRUM AND THE STEEL PAN.

    THE NOTE LAYOUT IS DESIGNED FOR EASY ACCESS TO THE CHORDS & MELODIES.

    PROTECTIVE COATING IS APPLIED FOR A FINE TEXTURE AND A COOL TOUCHING FEELING.

    Tongue drum can be made from an empty  propane tank. The tank is flipped over, the base cut/knocked off; and seven to ten tongues are cut radially into the bottom of the tank, forming the top of the instrument. Tongue drum can also be made from new unused tank heads. The tongues can be tuned by the maker by varying the length of the cuts, or by adding weights, often neodymium magnets to the tongues. Tongue drum is often tuned to pentatonic scales but can be tuned to the diatonic scale, the chromatic scale, or any set of notes the maker chooses. Tongue drum is played with the fingers or with mallets. The tone is bell-like.