E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
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E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum - ManaStone Drums
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
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E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum

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E Big Bear Manastone Steel Tongue Drum

Genre:  Chill, Meditation, Pop, Rock

Feeling:  Calming, Mysterious, Jungle Vibes, Adventurous

Playability:  Easy & Intuitive

Key: E

Scale: E A B D E F# G A B

Number of Notes:  9

*Pair of branded, rubber-tipped, wooden mallets included in every order. 

BONUS - Each purchase of a Manastone steel tongue drum now comes with two hours of Video Lessons to help you learn basic technique for playing the steel tongue drum. 

 

Benefit

This is one of our most popular scales. This scale is calming and also slightly mysterious, great for meditation and bring creating a chill vibe. As with all Manastone steel tongue drums, all the notes are in scale. That means it's in perfect harmony with itself, so it's easy to make it sound good. Our intuitive layout of notes makes it easy to play.  Great for personal use and also good for collaboration with other musicians. 

Fun Facts

"Big bear" is a Chinese minor scale. Dàxióng is "big bear" in Chinese, it's powerful, strong and driving, easy to jam on. 

Babies and children love this scale! They tend to remain transfixed, curious and calm when it is played. 

Feeling

The feeling of this drum is primarily calm. It contains some minor chords which make it less "bright" than the F mixotonic, making it more calming-feeling. 

Playability

This is a very playable drum because the notes and combination of notes (chords) are very familiar to our ears. 

Design & Sound Characteristics: We offer a handcrafted instrument of beauty rich in sound & sight. The Manastone is designed with a taller chamber & the hole on top resulting in a richer acoustic tone, louder sound & wider range of notes than manufactured steel tongue drums. This full sound resonates with rich harmonic layers & volume that carries indoors.  You get the attributes of a larger handpan but in a smaller, more portable & less-expensive instrument. Value meets master craftsmanship.

Options to Float, Resonate, Hole Location, & Add Pickup: 

Floating: We are able to make you a drum that floats if you select the hole to be on top of the drum and choose a chameleon finish.

Tuning: The world wide standard tuning is 440hz for popular music and it is the sound your ears are used to.  If you intent to play with other melodic instruments, you may want to consider 440 so that you are easily in tune with other the other instruments.

You are also able to select tuning at 432hz if you prefer non-standard tuning.  432 is essentially a lower tuning, so each note would be slightly lower.  432hz tunings are often used in the sound healing world and are said to resonate perfectly with the earth, human body, and energy system.  Choosing 432 means other instruments would need to tune to your drum.  If you are interested in exploring 432hz for yourself, here's your chance!  

 Hole Location: The default location for the hole is on bottom for Akebono because this scale doesn't resonate correctly when the sound hole is placed on top.  Sound hole on bottom is the original Manastone design and sounds just as good.  For the same reasons, Akebono does not work on double sided 18-note drums.  It only works with the sound hole on bottom in a 9-note model.  

Adding a Pickup: We can add a Piezo pickup to your drum for an additional $35.  The pickups sounds great and allow you to plug into an amplifier for a performance or to play with different effects like reverb and delay that can create an even bigger and thicker sound.  ***Adding a pickup means the drum can't float, but it's a great trade off.  

MATERIALS & BUILD

Drums made of tone tempered steel and sealed with a powder coat finish that is very tough, UV resistant, weather resistant and doesn’t pollute the environment or outgas like other paints.

Weight - 9.5 pounds

Size - 12 inch diameter X  8 inches tall, able to sit comfortably in your lap.  

BONUS - TWO HOURS OF LESSONS INCLUDED

Bonus - Each purchase of a Manastone steel tongue drum now comes with two hours of prerecorded video lessons to help you learn all the basics! You'll learn drum care and basic technique.  Join co-owner Nicholas to become informed, inspired, and tap into your creative potential. This 10-video series covers the following subjects:

  1. Introduction Video 
  2. Lesson 1 - Drum Care
  3. Lesson 2 - How to Hold the Drum for Most Resonance
  4. Lesson 3 - Holding Mallets & Walking Up the Scale
  5. Lesson 4 - Playing with your Hands 101
  6. Lesson 5 - Finding Chords and Patterns
  7. Lesson 6 - Establishing Core Rhythms
  8. Lesson 7 - Main Differences Between Playing with Mallets vs. Hands
  9. Lesson 8 - Special Techniques
  10. Lesson 9 - Conclusion & Bonus Tips for Playing Music for Meditation & Yoga

*For more information visit our FAQ.  

Your drum will ship within 3 - 10 days of placing your order depending on how many other orders we have at the time.  We hand make each drum to order in the order that they come in, and look forward to making yours :)

Thank you,

Noah & Nicholas 

Also Recommended 

Double-Sided Manastone Steel Tongue Drums

Floating Tongue Drums

 

HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE IN A SMALL MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP IN CRESTONE, COLORADO

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Reviewed by Clint
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Zen

I got a floating E big bear in blue sparkle, it looks like it was dropped off from an alien space craft and kind of sounds out of this world as well. I am addicted to bringing it in the bath with me, sure beats a rubber ducky. The acoustics are intense in the bathroom with the water enhancing the volume. It really puts me in a calm state, as if it is vibrating in tandem with my soul. It's very easy to make a song with this tuning. I am happy to have this instrument! I really appreciate the amount of time and work put into it.

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Reviewed by Paul
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NOW THIS is what a tongue drum should be!

First, I am over sixty and have been a part time musician, primarily a guitarist/singer/songwriter for many years. I dabble in percussion (primarily Cajon) but have developed an interest here of late in the tongue or tank drum. It is being used more and more in spiritual and meditative applications of which I am a practitioner. So, I first researched the heck out of it as I do anything before I buy. I played some of the cheaper, thirteen or fifteen note, drums from Amazon, most made in China (or the more expensive of them anyway). I reviewed the Meinil tongue/tank drum and didn't care for the reviews. Finally, I ordered from Sweetwater what I thought was the best, the Pearl Awakening. During the course of my research I ran across the American custom made Manastone and was intrigued but decided to go with the Pearl (mistake.) The pearl arrived and looked and, initially, sounded very good, though perhaps a bit "thinner" than I had expected. Unfortunately it was out of tune, and I mean badly. Using a piano tuner I found that EVERY note was out of tune by up to +20 percent (sharp) and one was -5 flat. Terrible quality control from the one of the highest priced drums out there. I obviously sent it back for a full refund. THEN (should have been first) I sought out a Manastone drum in "Big Bear" Em tuning with a blue chameleon sparkle finish. It arrived and my search ended. This drum is firstly STUNNING, it can appear blue or purple depending upon the light BUT the sound, the…

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