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Before you spend any money, it is important to know exactly what you are buying. Here are some of the best steel pans you can buy. Some are for total beginners, some for professionals. Read product description if that is the best steel drum for your needs.

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Jumbie Jam mini drum is very lightweight and it comes with a neat little stand which you can put apart. The drum sounds well-tuned and very clean. The tuning is in G#, with notes marked right on the drum for easier learning.

A man by the name of Spree Simon has discovered how to get different pitches by denting different sized bubbles in the cans and tins. It took another 20 years or so before Ellie Monnette made a first steel drum with 14 notes out of a 55-gallon oil barrel.

Not much has changed since then. Most steel pans are still made with 55-gallon oil barrels. They are still being built in the same manner as they used to. However, we have a better understanding of how to manipulate the steel and of course better tools.

The tenor steel drum is a single drum. There are basically two types of tenor steel drums, low tenor, and high tenor. The only difference between these two is the pitch range. Both of them are commonly used by soloists.

The high tenor steel drum (also called D tenor or soprano pan) has a pitch range from D4 to F#6. Even though high the tenor steel drum is a lead instrument and normally carries the melody, it can easily play the harmonic role.

One of the best features of this drum is that you can adapt the layout and the arrangement of the pans to suit your style. If you aspire to play low harmonies and countermelodies, you have found just the right drum for you.

You might be tempted to look for cheap steel drums for sale, but be careful. If you are a beginner you can either buy a used drum or a cheap new one. Buying a new drum is always a better option in my opinion.

While they have a few professional quality drums, they also have several entry-level steelpans for very little money. You can get a steel drum kit for as little as for 160$. If you really want to find a cheap steel drum, then you should take a look at Amazon.

My favorites are the Caribbean Steel Band Ensemble and Steel Drum Island. The first one is great for relaxing and enjoying Caribbean steel drum music as it is, and the latter provides you with the pure steel pan solo sound that every beginner aspires to.

Building steel drums is a form of art, and our artisans here at Panyard spend many hours building and perfecting the instruments. Check out the detailed process in the video below that goes into building our pans!

Our instrument makers use both traditional and the most modern tuning equipment to produce the finest range of instruments the world can ever hear. With this knowledge and the ingenuity of our tuners we offer a wide range of steel pans, expertly tuned and at the most affordable prices.

We have some second hand recycled school instruments available; 2 sets of 5 bass and a set of triple cello. One of the 5 bass sets has a bass pan missing, however it will be possible to purchase a replacement through us. If you are interested in any of these sets please contact us at or call us on 0207 193 2434.

Are you looking to purchase drums to store or ship materials? Two of the most popular options are steel drums and fiber drums. Before you commit to buying one over the other, you should learn about what sets each apart and which would be better in certain circumstances. Take a look at some of the differences below.

The great thing about both steel and fiber drums is that you can use them to hold almost anything. They are both acceptable for storing and transporting hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Additionally, you can place solid or liquid materials into them without a problem.

Whether you decide to go with steel drums or fiber drums, Container Distributors has you covered. We have drums for just about any occasion and can set you up with them quickly. Call us at 800-366-5098 today to place an order.

Music is one of the oldest art forms on our planet. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors fashioned instruments out of logs, bamboo, sticks and even animal bones. Today, we are still being creative and finding new ways to make beautiful melodies. One example of a recently developed instrument is the tongue drum. Tongue drums are percussion instruments made from propane cylinders and have become increasingly popular since their creation in the late 2000s due to their relaxing sounds, ease of playing, portability and their unique UFO-like appearance. There is also another version of the tongue drum made from wood. These tongue drums resemble long, rectangular boxes. Tongue drums are charming instruments which can be played by anyone and are found in many different environments, from a therapist's office to a classroom to a meditation session. If you are new to tongue drums, we have created this ultimate guide discussing and exploring the ever-expanding world of tongue drums and their peaceful notes.

The tongue drum, also referred to as a steel tongue drum, a tank drum, or a hank drum, is a relatively new instrument belonging to the idiophone family of percussion instruments. An idiophone is an instrument that produces sound via the vibration of the instrument itself. Tongue drums are similar to, and were inspired by, other percussion instruments like the hang drum, slit drum, whale drum and tambiro. Today, however, they are well-known in their own right as they have become very popular for meditation music, yoga practice and sound therapy. The drums, which look a bit like UFOs, are not from another planet, but the music they can create is otherworldly! Tongue drums are an excellent instrument for anyone wishing to get creative, jam, enjoy beautiful melodies and relax. They can be enjoyed by anyone at nearly any age.

The tongues, of course, are where the tongue drum gets its name, but what do the tongues do exactly? In a way, the tongues are like the individual strings of a guitar or the keys on a piano. They are what allows the instrument to create rhythms or melodies. Each tongue is tuned to a specific note. The weight, width and length of the tongue determines the sound and pitch of the note. To play a note, you must hit a tongue with your fingers, hands or a mallet. The drum itself amplifies the sound and is released through the slits of the tongues. When you hit more than one tongue at a time, you create a chord. By mixing and matching the notes and chords on the steel tongue drum, you can create beautifully sounding melodies. The best part is, you need little to no musical instrument experience or knowledge to make your steel tongue drum sound good! This is because of the special way steel tongue drums are tuned.

It is important to note that tongue drums can also be made to have different scales. The most popular scales for tongue drums, in addition to the pentatonic scale, are: the diatonic scale, the chromatic scale, minor or major scales of all notes or Akebono. Tongue drums tuned to the diatonic scale have a scale that includes five whole steps with two half steps (semitones) in each octave. A chromatic scale is a twelve-tone scale with twelve pitches. The Akebono scale is a musical scale used in traditional Japanese music and is most similar to the diatonic scale. Although these scales involve more notes, the instrument does not become increasingly more complicated or harder to play. Instead, it gives the drum a wider array of new note combinations.

Generally speaking, the manufacturer will indicate which scale the drum is tuned to. These tunings tend to be static; however, if you do possess some understanding of music theory and can work a chromatic electronic tuner, you also have the option of purchasing a tuneable tongue drum. Tuneable tongue drums allow the player to change the scale of the instrument. This is often done so by adding weights, usually neodymium magnets, beneath the tongues. Having a tuneable tongue drum, or even a double-sided tongue drum, gives you a wider range of notes to play and create with.

Some tongue drums are also associated with a specific pitch, or the degree of highness or lowness of a tone. Most frequently if a tongue drum has a specific pitch, the drum will be manufactured to possess a 432 Hz frequency, also known as the Verdi pitch. The 432 Hz frequency is said to be the vibrational frequency of the universe. Tongue drums with this pitch are normally tuned to the C Major scale. Other common pitches you might find with tongue drums are 440 Hz and 444 Hz. These pitches can mean different things for the musician and we will elaborate on this later on.

Different manufacturers and artisans premake tongue drums tuned to any scale or pitch they wish. However, many of these manufacturers and artisans are happy to work with customers to tune drums to the wishes of the musician.

There are a few different types of tongue drums which differ due to what they are made out of. They can be made from metal, steel, alloy steel or wood. Metal, steel and alloy steel drums are the most similar in sound, size and shape. Metal tongue drums are often sealed with corrosion-resistant coatings that protect the drum from getting scratched. Metal drums are also more customizable, as they can be painted different colors and have different designs etched into them.

On the other hand, wooden tongue drums usually have a more natural appearance and are shaped like a box rather than a round circle. They can be made from many different types of wood, such as red elm, spruce, canarywood, mahogany, cedar and more. Artisans tend not to paint the wood, but instead seal the drum with natural oils and beeswax to protect and show the natural beauty of the wood used. When choosing which kind of tongue drum you would like, try listening to different YouTube videos and choose the one that sounds most appealing to you. Whether it is steel or wood, they will all sound beautiful. 041b061a72


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