Total of 18 notes with different 9 note scales on each side of the drum
Mix-and-Match your favorite scales for an epic combo
Perfect instrument for beginners & professionals alike
Melodic percussion combines the best of rhythm & melody
Endless fun for any age and is easy to learn & be creative
Brings a calming energy to the space
Elegant, minimal design looks beautiful in the home or office
Guaranteed to be perfectly tuned using our proprietary Tone Tempered Tuning ™
Small, lightweight, and portable
Made of high quality steel, virtually indestructible, easy to disinfect
100% Custom, handcrafted in the USA by Manastone Drums
*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 recorded video lessonsto help you learn drum care and basic technique for playing the steel tongue drum.
Having trouble choosing just one scale? If you can narrow your favorites down to two scales, we can put them both on the same drum for you!
The best thing about double-sided drums is that you get two drums in one. Maybe one day you are feeling scale #1 and the next day you feel differently and are enjoying scale #2 more. The double-sided drums give you the benefit of a little extra variety.
Choose complimentary scales for each side so that you can flip the drum mid performance and change the key of the song.
You could choose for both sides to have the same scale family, for example, choosing the same scale in different keys, such as D & E Big Bear, means you'll have the same feeling at different pitches--one lower, one higher. In this example, the key changes, but the signature "cosmic mystery" of the Big Bear scale is maintained on both sides of the drum.
Choosing different scales means you'll have two entirely different feelings. Some scales may or may not work together melodically at the same time, and in that case will be used separately. You may uncover new ways your scales work together as you experiment with your drum's unique combination.
Feel free to reach out to us if you need help selecting your scales. Using your ear to decide what you find appealing really is the best guide when you're starting out.
STEEL TONGUE DRUMS ARE THE NEW FAMILY PIANO
Steel tongue drums are perfect for families. We like to equate them to being the new family piano, except they are smaller, easier to play, more fun, and more affordable. Anybody in the family can sit down with a Manastone and have a good time making beautiful music.
The intuitive nature of this instrument also ensures that each persons style will sound different depending on the unique ways they experience rhythm and melody. It's a beautiful form of self-discovery to play a Manastone and to learn about yourself from the music that is naturally flowing through you.
Bring Peace & Calm
A Manastone steel tongue drum brings the gift of calming music to your life at home, office, & outdoors. Our drums are used to soothe babies, children, adults & animals. Relax & listen to the rhythms & melodies you will create. Experience the joy of playfulness, the thrill of spontaneous creativity, & reduce stress by relaxing into calm, focused flow.
Designed For A Richer Sound
Designed with a taller chamber & the hole on top, our drum has 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 & out, and pairs well with a variety of instruments. You get jtwo scales instead of one, plus the attributes of a larger handpan but in a smaller, more portable & less-expensive instrument. Value meets master craftsmanship.
All Levels Ages & Styles
Perfect for free-flowing expression. You will easily learn to speak the universal languages of rhythm & melody with a drum: the most intuitive & ancient instrument. Learning is attainable without the difficulty & time required to learn many other popular instruments. Our drums sound beautiful no matter who plays. Each note belongs to one particular scale perfectly in tune with itself & laid out on the drum for easy learning. Pair of rubber-tipped mallets included.
True Custom Craftsmanship
Your drum is handmade & made-to-order just for you in our workshop in Crestone, CO, USA. The steel tanks are cut, MIG welded & shaped using only handheld tools & eco-friendly finishes.
The minimal design profile travels well at 12”/31cm diameter 8”/20cm tall & 9.5 lbs./4.5kg, yet it’s eye-catching & looks beautiful on display. The drum has a domed, ergonomic shape that easily fits in the lap allowing the wrists to remain comfortable in a parallel position. The smooth finish on the exterior & interior make it easy to clean & disinfect & is designed to last a lifetime if cared for as instructed.
We use a proprietary tuning method that ensures perfect tuning that lasts. We employ local artisans & take pride in our worldwide customer relationships & testimonials.
MATERIALS & BUILD
Drums made of tone tempered steel and sealed with a powder coat finish that is verytough, UV resistant, weather resistantand 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
Each purchase of a Manastone steel tongue drum now comes with two hours of prerecorded video lessons to help you learn all the basics from drum care to basic technique. Join co-owner Nicholas to become informed, inspired, and tap into your creative potential. This 10-video series covers the following subjects:
Lesson 1 - Drum Care
Lesson 2 - How to Hold the Drum for Most Resonance
Lesson 3 - Holding Mallets & Walking Up the Scale
Lesson 4 - Playing with your Hands 101
Lesson 5 - Finding Chords and Patterns
Lesson 6 - Establishing Core Rhythms
Lesson 7 - Main Differences Between Playing with Mallets vs. Hands
Lesson 8 - Special Techniques
Lesson 9 - Conclusion & Bonus Tips for Playing Music for Meditation & Yoga
Your drum will ship in 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 :)
Noah & Nicholas
HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE IN A SMALL MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP IN CRESTONE, COLORADO
The most breathtaking sound. I'm in shock. The other drum I heard before did not have the beauty, workmanship, and tone as this does....This sings all by itself.. it's crazy... Thank you,
Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
New York City
Hello Noah, just got the drum today! Amazing, just amazing. I love it at the very first touch. Really well made and good tune.
I'll recommend for sure to my musician community in Quebec City and everywhere I go play in this beautiful world!
I just got the drum, thank you so much, it's freaking sick. Keep up the great work! Thank you.
I got my F Big Bear yesterday and I can't put it down. It is absolutely beautiful. Family and friends all love it and I'm pretty sure they'll be potential customers in the near future. I played it in a public restaurant outside today and people couldn't believe what they were hearing. Many of them asked if it was electrically powered or amplified. I live in Miami, FL and I can't wait to show my city this drum. Thank you so much for your quality product. Well worth the money.
Dear Noah, Just wanted to say that I have received, and that this is a marvelous instrument with intense vibration coming out of it. I sincerely thank you for the job you have done. This drum is perfect and beautiful to look at.
Thanks a lot again, I am seriously amazed by this little drum. It plays so intuitively too! Wow. Thanks!
Noah.... I just revved up my double sided Manastone drum and I would like to thank you greatly for such an amazing production! Right out of the box I was amazed at the sound quality... I will definitely have many amazing experiences with this glorious musical art piece... Thank you again for everything and making one of the best products money can buy :)
I truly hope for greatness and prosperity in your future :)
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