Steel tongue drums (tank drums)
Steel tongue drum is also called tank drum or hank drum, is one of the newest instruments in the world. Its sound is fascinating, and it can be played by anyone!
Steel tongue drum ancestor is an African wooden tongue drum (log drum), but many see steel tongue drum as a more affordable and simplier version of a hang drum. Steel tongue drum is both percussive and melodic instrument, it can be played with your fingers or sticks with soft or rubber tips. Tank drum has magic and mesmerizing sound which flows out of it and gradually fills the space around, enveloping the player and taking away from anxieties and worries.
At its core steel tongue drum is an intuitive meditative instrument. Everyone can play it. From a professional musician to an ordinary person with no musical training. Playing on a hank drum can be different: from a quiet meditative improvisation to some rhythmic patterns.Tabs (tongues) of the drum are set so that hitting them in any order gets a harmonious melody, it makes it impossible to play something wrong, whatever you play sounds good!!!
It turns out the following interesting picture: a man with his complexes, inner blocks and oppression puts tank drum on his knees, makes few hits, hears what he does, and gradually begins to get more relaxed more free, looks for new moves, melody becomes more beautiful and diverse, man goes on, getting even more freedom in his moves, opening his heart in the flow of the sound ... and so endlessly.