This is a natural minor classic 9 note scale. This scale is calming and also slightly mysterious. This scale is easy to become calm with and fall asleep to because it's soft and beautiful. 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. It's easy to play, and good for collaboration with other musicians.
"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.
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.
This is a very playable drum because the notes and combination of notes (chords) are very familiar to our ears.
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 :)
of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
David G.Reviewed by David G.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
What an amazing high quality instrument that "just connects" and helps channel musical creativity
As an experienced musician with decades of experience enjoying piano, keyboards, guitars, and a wide variety of drums, I can truly appreciate a quality instrument, and you can tell this one has a little bit of soul from it's maker - thanks Noah! Nicholas was super cool and gave me great suggestions to help me finalize some build specs. I instantly connected with my Manastone, it plays so beautifully and still leaves me humming after I put it down. Thanks, guys, for making some magic with an instrument that truly helps me channel my creativity, expand my love of music, and share that gift with listeners and player alike.
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