The tongue drummay be a very fashionable percussive instrument famous for its relaxing sounds, intuitive grip and surprising unidentified flying object look! Played by hand or with mallets, it doesn't require any knowledge of music or technique to be ready to play it, his great asset residing within the incontrovertible fact that no "false note" is feasible.
It differs from many musical instruments due to its super intuitive approach: no got to be an expert in percussion or a champion of the solfeggio to play something beautiful since it's impossible to form a false note! One is instantly carried, as hypnotized by its gentle and soothing sounds... It are often played with the assistance of mallets or directly with the hands and its field of use is extremely wide: composition, meditation, musical awakening, Music Therapy, group play...
His ancestors are ancient but the tongue drum is sort of recent, discovered because of the ingenious experiments of an American, Dennis Havlena, who had the thought of creating an instrument from a bottle of gas (tank)! The principle is sort of simple: we cut rock bottom of two bottles, we weld them then we attend the cutting of tongues, whose width and length will define the note. Easier said than done. Some still manufacture them during this way but the instrument has developed widely and today we discover tongue drum whose manufacturing process is totally industrial.
Many scales are proposed, more or less exotic, but recently we discover within the market multi-scale models allowing to tune the tongue drum in several ways what, let's face it, may be a good way to vary the pleasures without spending fortunes! We also find electro-acoustic models that allow to attach the tongue drum to an amp or a sound card and thus enjoy an infinite number of effects (Looper, delay, etc...) to spice up its creativity and make recordings very easily or to play in groups and make certain to be heard!