Babel Drums are created exclusively in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Manufactured from Stainless Steel, Babel Drums are a part of the family of percussion istruments that consists of Hand pans, Hank, Tank and Tongue Drums. The huge demand for the popular hand pans and the relatively few creators means the demand has far outweighed the ability to supply. The Titan Babel Drum offers a tone layout like that of the popular hand pans however only has fundamental tuning (i.e. unlike the hand pan family there are no tuned harmonics). Babel Drums are available in two other smaller sizes (Mezzo & Iona) and offer the same quality of sound but in a more compact form and due to the size restrictions of the toungues the layout of the notes is also different. Babel Drums are available in many musical scales from stock and custom scales can easilty be created within a short timescale.
ABOUT THE DRUMS
Playing the Babel Tongue Drum is a wonderful unique hand drumming experience.
Freed from the stresses of having to learn musical notes or scales, playing this instrument will give you immediate peaceful, meditative calm, after a hectic day.
The first thing that grabs you is the look and feel of the Babel Tongue Drum. It has a lovely smooth texture and is very light and curvy. Neither too large or too small they fit most peoples hands very well. Finished with care, you are going to love the way it looks and feels!
Playing a Babel Drum challenges popular assumptions about musicality, removing self-limiting beliefs and avoiding frustrations as you discover and express the musician within.
PLAYING THE DRUMS
Babel Steel Tongue Drum is very easy to play. We recommend playing using the pads of your fingers, however you can also play with fingertips or the side of the thumb or a mix of all three. A quick tap onto the drums smooth surface and pulling away quickly like you've touched something hot produces a beautiful melodic tone - do not leave the finger on the drum. The strike should be fast and soft at the same time and the hand should be open and loose. Where you strike of course makes a lot of difference too, with the larger tongues producing lower notes and smaller ones the higher notes. A wide range of tones can be created through experimenting and developing different playing techniques.
Babel Steel Tongue Drums are for anyone to play, however if you are a person with very arthritic hands, you may find it easier to use our small light beaters to create those rich enchanting tones.
BabelDrums.com is a trading name of Percussion Play Limited.
Percussion Play is a Limited company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 07639169.
Registered Office: Harwood House, 43 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QP.
Trading Address: Percussion Play Limited, The Courtyard, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4DX.