This page will help you learn more about this scale and the drum. Videos below!
Scale Overview: The specific notes are what makes a Hijaz scale uniquely recognizable and gives it its overall feeling. There are 9 notes in this Hijaz scale. The Virtual Drum is the best place to hear each note in its key clearly. The only key we offer for the Hijaz scale is Eb.
Video of the hole-on-top version of the Eb Hijaz Manastone Steel Tongue Drum:
Feeling: The Hijaz scale is the most common scale in North Indian classical raga music. We have created a steel tongue drum with this Hijaz scale so that you can bring the flavors of North Indian Raga right into your home. This drum feels like a portal to a far away land where the music is as spicy as the food.
Connecting with other cultures through music is powerful. 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.
Playability: As with all Manastone steel tongue drums, all the notes are in a specially selected 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.
We would rate this scale slightly more challenging to play than some of our other 9-note scales due to the interesting half-steps in this scale and its minor-sounding qualities. It is by no means difficult, but some ears may find it hard at first to piece together melodies with these different tones. The Hijaz is one of our favorites and we highly recommend it to anyone who feels inspired by it. This drum is great for personal use and also good for collaboration with other musicians.
Design & Sound Characteristics: We offer a handcrafted instrument of beauty rich in sound & sight. Manastone drums are unique in the quality of craftsmanship seen in the drum's design & sound. 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 & outside & pairs well with a wide variety of instruments. 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, & Electric Hookup:
Floating: We are the makers of the world's first floating steel tongue drum (to our knowledge!) and we are able to make yours capable of floating if you select the hole to be on top of the drum and choosea chameleon finish. Tuning: You are also able to select tuning at 432hz if you prefer non-standard tuning, otherwise the default selection is 440hz. Hole Location: The default location for the hole is on top because this offers more volume and clearer sound. However, many people prefer their instrument to be quieter and in this case you can select at check-out for the hole to be on the bottom. A floating drum must have the hole on the top to float as well as a chameleon finish. Electric hookup: We are able to add a hookup to the side of your drum if you are not getting a floating drum.
Eb Hijaz Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
Hijaz Scale Genre: North Indian Raga, Hip-Hop, Middle Eastern
All Manastone Steel Tongue 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 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 :)
HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE IN A SMALL MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP IN CRESTONE, COLORADO
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