Key: Eb Hijaz on one side, F Big Bear on the other side
Scale: Eb Hijaz, Eb Bb B D Eb F Gb Ab Bb ; F Big Bear,
F Bb C Eb F G Ab Bb C
Number of Notes: 9 notes on each side for a total of 18 notes
*Rubber mallets included in every order.
The Hijaz scale is the most popular scale used in North Indian Raga music.
The Big Bear scale is a Chinese minor scale called Dàxióng, which translates to "big bear" in Chinese.
The best thing about double sided drums is that you get two drums in one. This combination of Eb Hijaz and F Big Bear allows you to switch back and forth between complimentary keys. Do a key change in the middle of your jam by turning the drum to the other side. Combining these two scales gives you a lot of versatility in sound and style, which is helpful for a variety of moods and intentions. With the Hijaz scale from Northern India, and the Big Bear Scale from China, there is an undeniable spirit of world culture and adventure embedded in the sound of this drum.
This drum covers an array of well-traveled tones and chord progressions. Like a moonlit camel ride, it can sound mystical, adventurous, action packed, and even spooky. It's a great drum for adding a bit of old world edginess to your surroundings.
Stimulating and interesting, the half steps build both interest and dynamics. 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 easier to make it sound good.
F Big Bear
This scale is calming, ethereal, and mysterious making it is easy to relax with and fall asleep too. Babies and children tend to love this scale because it's soft and beautiful. It tends to sooth them and calm them when it is being played, leaving the children transfixed and curious.
The note F corresponds to the frequency of the heart chakra and is often used for opening and connecting with the energy of the heart.
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.
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 :)
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Best Tongue Drum!
This drum is absolutely beautiful and I can't stop playing it! The sound quality, tone, resonation, aesthetics - everything. I would highly recommend a Manastone drum for anyone interested in purchasing a tongue drum. After researching several different drum makers, the quality of a Manastone drum far exceeds many others you may find available.
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