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That’s an amazing drum! Very unique sound. Not going to buy your drum because I hardly ever play the ones I own but really appreciate your post. Have you learned to play it well?
 

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I have not. I don't have natural rhythm skills like the guy in the video, and that is important with these unless you play slowly for relaxation, which I do on occasion, but I have other instruments that fit that bill. My original intention was to buy a second with it for extra notes, but the way things played out, I didn't get the second, and these days I have more important things to spend money on.
 

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Who knows, I might keep it if I can learn to play what he played in the video, and if I can find a few more good tunes others have already figured out.

The problem is that's basically jumping from beginner to expert.
 

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Seems like it would be fun to just screw around with, even if it wasn't with any virtuosity.
 

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Tongue drums have tongue shaped patterns cut in them, the length, width, and thickness of which determines the note. This kind of tongue drum has a complex shape (basically smaller and smaller tongues cut on the main one) to add harmonics to change the timbre. It is sort of like a steel drum with long sustain. I spent over $1000 for it with the set of mallets if that gives anyone a ballpark idea for a fair offer.
 
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