Being the highest voice in major in the series with crisp bright notes, this 8 Inch 8 Note Tunable Idiopan Tongue Drum 銅舌鼓 comes tuned to the A Major pentatonic scale (E4 / A4 B4 C#5 E5 F#5 A5 B5).
Crafted in the United States from American Steel with a easy to clean Powder Coated Finish, the Idiopan Tongue Drum is the first steel tongue drum capable of being tuned to 100's of scales from around the world. While providing warm, pure tones with an easy to play zig-zag pattern that is fun for novice to the expert musicians, the Idiopan Tongue Drum allows the ability to transcend rhythm and melody easily within one instrument.
Idiopan steel tongue drums can be tuned to suit your mood. Relax and meditate to the soothing tones or energize yourself with the uplifting sounds of bright and colorful major scales. All tongues can be tuned to several pitches, allowing you to easily tune your Idiopan steel tongue drum to 100's of scales. A little pull or push and a electronic chromatic tuner is all it takes, no tools necessary.
Includes a pair of Mallets. Pickup version is also available.
Here is a list of scales that are easy to tune on this tongue drum:
A Major Penta* E4 / A4 B4 C#5 E5 F#5 A5 B5
A Minor Penta E4 / A4 C5 D5 E5 G5 A5 C6
Melog-Selisir F4 / A4 Bb4 C5 E5 F5 A5 Bb5
Akebono F4 / A4 B4 C5 E5 F5 A5 B5
Sakura F4 / A4 Bb4 D5 E5 F5 A5 Bb5
Raga Desya Todi F4 / A4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5
Dominant 7th E4 / A4 B4 D5 E5 F#5 G5 A5
Kokin-Joshi E4 / A4 Bb4 D5 E5 G5 A5 Bb5
How to tune the tongue drum?
There is a magnet under each tongue. Slide it along the length of the tongue to change the pitch. To lower the pitch, pull the magnet toward the center of the drum. To raise the pitch, push the magnet away from the center of the Idiopan. Be sure to keep the magnet in the middle of the tongue for the purest tone. Buzzing may occur if the magnet is over the edge of the tongue.
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