How we make our steel tongue drum (UFO Drum)

Every one of our unique drums has been hand-tuned by an experienced musical instrument master with well over 20 years experience of musical instruments making. We produce our steel musical instrument in the ‘Island of Gods’ – Bali. Our masters family for the continuation of many generations making pearls of Asian music -musical instruments for Royal Orchestra ” Gamelan.” Using centuries-old traditions of making great percussion instruments now, they create modern drums for us!

All the drums are quenched in the fire at 300 degrees for 10 minutes for more durable metal

and for a long time keeping the tonality of the drum.

For more than four year experience of making UFO drums we have carefully crafted the shape of it to provide you highest quality sound in the compact slinky body.

Each of the steel tongues (leaves) delicately shaped as a trapezoid – to make it easier for you to hit the center and to extract a clear bright sound from the instrument with a light touch!

Each drum is carefully handmade in just the right shape and tone, and we take care to provide only highest quality instruments on the market.

UFO Drum (Hank Drum, Steel Tongue Drum)
UFO Drum (Hank Drum, Steel Tongue Drum)
UFO Drum (Hank Drum, Steel Tongue Drum)

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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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“Sunset”

B Minor

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Sound healing edition

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“Sunrise”

D Major

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