How to play on UFO Drum. Simple melody [Lesson 2]

The second video of how to play on UFO drum will teach you to play a simple melody and timing.

Rhythm and timing.

On the UFO drum you can not play the wrong note. But for play the beautiful and charming melody you need Keep The Rhythm. All our life and nature consist of rhythms and everything harmonious by its rhythms and timing.

Try the rhythm offered in the lesson, play it four times. Then try some other simple rhythm to make on the drum., For example Jingle bells). This small practice will help in your meditative improvisation for find the rhythm of your soul.

Differentiate your game with pauses or short notes.

Usually, at the beginning, everyone plays each hit with the same speed or with the same note length.
Try to diversify the notes. Add shorter intervals in your playing, for example, play twice faster with one hand.

Also, you can add some pauses in the rhythm – for example, when you follow one rhythm, try to skip the 4th beat in it. Playing several times. After coming back to the normal scheme of the rhythm.Then try to skip the third beat.

Try to experiment with the rhythm and pauses.

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How to play it?

It’s easy to play the UFO drum – it’s tuned so that every combination of the pedals sound together harmoniously (pentatonic scale). From the first touch, you will intuitively play delightful music. You should just relax, follow the rhythm flow and the music will come from you, filling a space with mystical sounds and healing vibrations. It is also a perfect instrument for meditation and sound healing.

Technique

UFO drum can be played with hands or with sticks. Place it on your lap, or on some soft surface to keep sound hole at the bottom open. The hit must be sharp, but not too strong. After a short contact with the surface of the instrument finger should “bounce up” like a tennis ball. The shorter is the time of contact with the surface – the longer the sound becomes and the overtones get richer. For beginners, the best way to start is to use a forefinger. Hit the surface of the drum with your fingertips, the place which normally used for the fingerprint. After a little practice, the notes played with fingers will become as loud and clear as if you are using steel tongue drum soft sticks.

User maintenance is simple, just wipe it sometimes inside and out with a natural oil to avoid corrosion. Protect from bumps and scratches. And enjoy it!

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