Sun & Moon Double-sided Manastone Steel Tongue Drum
Genre: Pop, North Indian Raga, Hip-Hop, Middle Eastern
Feeling: Earthy, Uplifting, Exciting
Key: one side is F Mixotonic, the other side of the drum is Eb Hijaz
Scale: one side (Sun) is F mixotonic F Bb C Eb F G A Bb C; the other side (Moon) is Eb Hijaz Eb Bb B D Eb F Gb Ab Bb
Number of notes: 9 on each side; total of 18
*Rubber mallets included in every order.
The best thing about double sided drums is that you get two drums in one. This combination of Eb Big Bear and Db 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.
The Sun & Moon combines F mixotonic and Eb Hijaz for an amazing combination of light, positive, and jammy (Sun / F mixotonic scale) with dark and crunchy (Moon / Eb Hijaz scale). The feeling is awe-inspiring for both scales.
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.
The Sun side of the drum is the F mixotonic scale. This is a truly beautiful scale that brings bliss and calm. It is easy to play and good for collaboration with other musicians. While the 9 notes on the drum remain the same, it's unique because the combinations truly feel varied. So you don't really tire of hearing it.
The Moon side of the drum is an Eb Hijaz scale. This scale 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. It's stimulating and interesting: the half steps build both interest and dynamics.
The hijaz scale is the most common scale in North Indian classical raga music. This is the scale used on the "Moon" side of the Sun & Moon Double-sided Manastone Steel Tongue Drum.
The F mixotonic scale is used in the Grateful Dead song"Fire On The Mountain". F is considered by sound-healers to be heart-opening.
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
Olivia P.Reviewed by Olivia P.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
The quality of these instruments is phenomenal. I've ordered two of them now, the second as a gift. Everyone who sees the drum on my table is immediately intrigued, and once they start playing they are hooked. It is impossible to be upset after about 5-10 mins of playing, and anyone can play. I would highly recommend one of these for anyone, for any reason.
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