New Drums introduced at the NAMM 2018 show

We have great drumming news:

  • Ingo Boehme from feeltone germany has created a new line of wooden hand Tongue drums. A 6 and 10 note Tinka Tong and a Double Sided Baba Tong
  • feeltone is the only producer of the XXL Tongue drum, large enough so you can sit or lay on the drum while it is placed
  • Metal Sounds is introducing two new Tunings for their Zenko Drum line
  • Metal Sounds Spacedrum are now available in a limited number here in the USA through feeltoneusa. contact me for more details

Here a little walk through our booth at the NAMM2018 show

 

 

 

Name: Baba Tong Double Bass - F Minor – 10 Notes

Simple Description: The sound of the Baba Tong is extra deep for such a small box. The sturdy double bass tongue drum has two playing levels positioned right next to each other – making for easy access for the player. Position it securely between the legs and play with hands or mallets.

Quality: Hand Made in Germany

Tuning: 10 notes, F Minor

Dimensions: 12 X 8 X 8 inches

Materials: Padouk and Cherry wood

Includes:  2 mallets

 

10 notes, can be played with hands & mallets

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feeltoneusa - high quality tonguedrum made in germany, Alto D minor, Tinka Tong, sustainable harvested padouk and  cherry

Tinka Tong Alto D Minor -6 notes

by feeltone
$219.99

Name: Tinka Tong Alto D Minor (TI-TO-6)

Simple Description: Small and lightweight this six note Tinka Tong is a lot of fun to play. It emits a clear, melodic tone and is a great instrument for easily combining rhythm and melody.  This drum speaks in the language of forests and trees! With a handy grip hole at the bottom, it can be played with one hand.

Quality: Hand Made in Germany

Tuning: 6 notes, D Minor

Dimensions: 12 X 4.8  X 3.6 inches

Materials: Padouk and Cherry wood

Includes:  2 mallets

 


    feeltoneusa Wood Bass Tonguedrum tuned  extra large Padouk

    Name: Bass Tongue Drum - Padouk Wood - A Minor 

    Simple Description
    : This big bass drum with finely tuned tongues creates a strong vibration. It is designed especially for use by music therapists and is popular in kindergartens, schools and wellness and therapy centers

    Quality: Hand Made in Germany

    Tuning: 8 tones in A minor pentatonic scale: A`CDEGAcd.

    Dimensions: 47 x 16 x 18 inches

    Materials: Sounding panel made of Padouk wood, body is made of Pine.  Side grip holes make for easy moving around.

    Includes:  2 mallets and a hygrometer

     

    Sound Notes

    Playing this drum helps one to learn or teach about rhythm, communication (with two or more people) or connecting with the body through tuning into the drum’s vibrations. 

    You can turn the drum on its side and lie down on the surface.

    Additional: The selected and air-dried Padouk wood from Nigeria comes from controlled and certified farming and harvesting. Certificate on request.

     

    This is what some of our client have to say about our drums.

     

    "I am always eager to discover new and interesting slants on existing instrument ideas. The quality and endurance of this Tongue Drum makes it a great addition to my arsenal of instruments and sound colours, as well as being a fun source for children and the elderly to easily execute their curiosity".

    Evelyn Glennie, Percussionist, Scotland

    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Harmony Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Harmony Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Harmony Tongue Drum

    Quality: Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Harmony scale is a very versatile, combining a C minor and a C# major scale. The C4 note in the center gives a medium bass that is used as a pivot. This scale is a Metal Sounds creation. Give it a try!

    Tuning:  9 notes: C4 F4 Ab4 Bb4 C5 C#5 Eb5 F5 G5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Harmony spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks.

    Sound Sample

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.

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    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Solistice Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Solstice Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Solstice Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned 

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Solstice is a wonderful accompaniment to other instruments.

    Tuning:  9 notes: B3 C#4 D4 F#4 G4 Bb4 B4 D5 F#5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The scale of the Solstice is based on a  G open tuned chord (D G B D) and can be played in a major or minor mode (with the Bb). The B3 note in the center gives a medium/low bass that is used as a pivot. The sharp and flat notes around this basic chord give this model a notably rich sound.

    Sound Sample

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.



    feeltoneusa monchord chair - therapy monochord

    Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair

    by feeltone
    $2,350.00

    Name: Monchair - Monochord Singing Chair

    Quality: Hand crafted in Germany

    Simple Description: The singing chair with monochord backside enables a special full body full body experience of sound, vibration and sound massage. Easy to play and anyone can use it intuitively without any prior musical experience. Monchair effectively supports your therapeutic work bringing joy and delight.

    Strings and Tuning:
    Monochord tuning: 18 overtone strings (d) and 22 bass strings (D)
    Tambura tuning: 10 sets of 4 strings (A d d D) repeated

    Dimensions:

    Fully assembled: 27,6 x 26 x 50 inches
    Package size : 52,4 x 25 x 8 inches
    Weight : 59 pounds (27 kg)

    Features:

    • Weight capacity 330 lbs
    • Stable design, to avoid over-stimulation of the equilibrium through combining the  effects  of the vibration of sound with the movement of the chair (rocking, swinging)
    • Ergonomically designed seat
    • Interchangeable, firmly mounted seat covers
    • High adjustable neck rest
    • All surfaces are treated with organic oils
    • German designed and manufactured
    • Easy to assemble
    • Small transport volume

    Materials: Cherrywood and ash

    Includes: Tuner, tuning instrument, some replacement strings, and wood stand. 

    Training:  Free 30 minute training via Skype

    Sound Notes: Strum on the strings close to the bridge of the monochord to create sounds rich in over-tones. Strum in the middle and the sound is more even. At first it seems like you’re hearing only one tone, but as your mind relaxes you can notice a full variety of tones and overtones that weave a wistful and subtle melody. It creates a sound experience much like that of a gong.  

    Additional: Approaching the chair with a gentle and supportive attitude can bring joy and healing to your client. The singing chair will captivate you with its elegant appearance and design. It is the perfect fit for a variety of locations, such as: modern offices, clinics, therapeutic facilities, private practices, wellness center and in your very own home.

     

    Compare tunings : Monochord or Tambura

    Tambura Tuning: If you string the strings evenly with your fingers you will create overtones which have rich harmonics. The tunes D d d A repeat 10 times in the 40 strings creating a rich sound environment. It embraces and holds you in a relaxing environment without any prior training. monchair with tambura tunings is great for places where the chair is exposed to new people all the time, who want to play and enjoy the Singing Chair with each other. Great to use in settings like offices, hotels, wellness and care facilities.

    Monochord tuning: allows you to create a more nuanced play. The strings are tuned to D and the higher octave d. This allows the player more creative possibilities to excite the many finer and subtle overtones. You can vary the pitches and focus on the deeper tones in D which have more vibration or string d to create more overtones. 

     

     

     

    Reviews from our Monochord Chair Customers:

    "The feeltone Monchord Singing Chair has served as an important instrument to the patients we serve at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.

    There are numerous patients who have benefited from the breath glissando release sounds I use accompanied by the string glissando-from low to high and then absorption…where the strings resonate and saturate through the warm wood into the body. In a general way, this warm up takes only about five minutes and creates “flow” and a sense of “homeostasis” or “self integration” or “synchrony between the body-mind-spirit” as one of my pianist musician players often says.

    There are two patients who have particularly benefited from the vibration...please go to our blog to read more about the study."

    Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC , read more  

     

    Claudia Dall, a speech therapist, tested our monchair for a year in her private practice on the island of Usedom. Here's what she had to say:

    " I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Ingo, Martina and the team from feeltone that helped me realize my dream of finding an elegant, comfortable office chair and a versatile therapeutic sound instrument, all in one. Over the years, I have incorporated sound in my practice for tonal regulation, body awareness and sensory perception. monchair both doubles as an office space saver and a therapeutic vibrational treatment chair for my patients. Because of its space saving feature I am able to also use the overtone rich Monochord instruments while the client is in a seated position. Playing them monchair allows me to quickly get my clients into a relax state without the need to change position. The harmonious sounds support my work with more ease and brings joy to myself and my clients. They confirm this experience with their feedback and their radiant and beaming faces after each session. " 

     

    How to assemble the chair:

        The chair comes with assembly instructions and we have a video:

     

    feeltoneusa Wood Bass Tonguedrum tuned  extra large Ash

    Name: Bass Tongue Drum - Ash Wood - A minor (B-8TE-120)

    Simple Description
    : This big bass drum with finely tuned tongues creates a strong vibration It is designed especially for use by music therapists and is popular in kindergartens, schools and wellness and therapy centers

    Quality: Hand Made in Germany

    Tuning: 8 tones in A minor pentatonic scale: A`CDEGAcd.

    Dimensions: 47 x 16 x 18 inches

    Materials: Sounding panel made of Ash wood, body is made of Pine.  Side grip holes make for easy moving around.

    Includes:  2 mallets and a hygrometer

     

    Sound Notes

    Playing this drum helps one to learn or teach about rhythm, communication (with two or more people) or connecting with the body through tuning into the drum’s vibrations. 

    You can turn the drum on its side and lie down on the surface.

    Additional: The selected and air-dried Padouk wood from Nigeria comes from controlled and certified farming and harvesting. Certificate on request.

    What our customers are saying:

    "I am always eager to discover new and interesting slants on existing instrument ideas. The quality and endurance of this Tongue Drum makes it a great addition to my arsenal of instruments and sound colours, as well as being a fun source for children and the elderly to easily execute their curiosity."

    Evelyn Glennie, Percussionist, Scotland

     

    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Ionian Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Ionian Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Ionian Tongue Drum

    Quality: Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Ionian is an A minor diatonic scale. An A3 in the center makes for a deep bass that can be used as a pivot. The Ionian is a wonderful accompaniment to other instruments.

    Tuning:  9 notes: A3 C4 D E F G A B C5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Ionian spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks. 

    Sound Sample

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko Ionian standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.

    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Penta C Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Penta C Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Penta C Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Penta C is a wonderful accompaniment to other instruments in C major harmony.

    Tuning

    C major pentatonic (repeating) scale
    9 notes: C4 F4 Ab4 Bb4 C5 C#5 Eb5 F5 G5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or using sticks.

    Sound Sample


    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.


    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Equinox Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Equinox Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Equinox Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Equinox has a B minor original scale. A G3 in the center gives a deep bass that can be used as a pivot. This scale includes a major mode in the key of C (with a 3rd in E). Its versatility makes it suitable for creative compositions and/or jam sessions.

    Tuning:  9 notes: G3 B C4 D E F# G B D5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Equinox spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks.

    Sound Sample

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.



    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Akebone Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel

    Zenko Akebono Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Akebono Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Akebono scale is a C minor pentatonic scale. A G3 in the center gives a deep bass that can be used as a pivot. This scale is a pentatonic mode (5 notes that are repeated) that originates in Japan. This is one of the best scales for relaxation and music therapy.

    Tuning:  9 notes: G3 C4 D Eb F G C5 D Eb

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Akebono spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks.


    Sound Sample

     

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.


    Name: Zenko Chromatic Two Pack: Ionian and Combo

    Quality: Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description
    : The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. This “two pack” of the complementary Ionian and Combo Zenkos enable you to play in any key. Play them individually or together and partake of unlimited musical possibilities.

     

    Tuning:  16 notes total, from Bb3 to C#5 with F4 common to both instruments.

    Ionian (9 notes): A3 C4 D E F G A B C5

    Combo (8 notes): Bb3 C#4 Eb4 F4 F#4 G#4 Bb4 C#5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    2 Deluxe bags
    2 Support rings
    2 Pairs of sticks

    Sound Notes: Zenkos spread sound in smooth, soft waves. Their high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years.

    Extras: Want to play your Zenkos standing up? We have specially designed stands that are both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenkos.



    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - combo, Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Combo Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $415.00

    Name: Zenko Combo Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko Combo is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The Combo can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. If you already have an Ionian we recommend this Combo. The “two pack” of the complementary Ionian and Combo Zenkos enable you to play in any key.

    Tuning:  8 notes: Bb3 C#4 Eb4 F4 F#4 G#4 Bb4 C#5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Combo spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks. 

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.

     

    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - Omega Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Omega Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00
    Name: Zenko Omega Tongue Drum


    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

     Simple Description: The Zenko Omega is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The scale of the Zenko Omega is G major, and mainly made up of natural notes. The G3 note in the center gives a deep bass that is used as a pivot. The scale evokes Middle Eastern harmonies.

    Tuning:  9 notes: G3 Eb4 G4 Ab4 B4 C5 D5 Eb5 F5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Omega spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks.

    Sound Sample

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.



    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - celtic minor  Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks

    Zenko Celtic Minor Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Celtic Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko Celtic is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The Celtic can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Celtic has an A minor original scale. The A3 in the center gives a deep bass that can be used as a pivot. This scale is close to the well-known C major diatonic scale but without the 7th.

    Tuning:  9 notes: A3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 C5 D5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko Celtic spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or use the sticks.

    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.


    Sound Sample
    feeltoneusa - Metal Sounds - pygmy Zenko Drum , handpan made out of stainless steel  comes with bag, travel case, support ring and sticks Sold out

    Zenko Pygmy Tongue Drum

    by Metal Sounds
    Sold out
    $425.00

    Name: Zenko Pygmy Tongue Drum

    Quality:
     Hand finished and hand tuned

    Simple Description: The Zenko is a stainless-steel tongue drum (also called a “tank” drum or “hank”) designed and created by Metal Sounds in France. The drum can be played by both beginners and experienced musicians alike. The Pygmy scale is a C minor pentatonic scale. This scale is a pentatonic mode (5 notes that are repeated) that comes from Africa. It will fit perfectly with many ethnic instruments like balafon or sanza/kalimba. A beloved scaled by world music musicians.

    Tuning

    C minor pentatonic scale with a 7th minor.

    9 notes: C4 D4 Eb4 G4 Bb4 C5 D5 Eb5 G5

    Dimensions

    Weight: 6.17 lbs.
    Diameter: 12.6 inches
    Height: 5.12 inches

    Materials: Stainless steel

    Includes

    Deluxe bag
    Support ring
    A pair of sticks

    Sound Notes: The Zenko spreads sound in smooth, soft waves. Its high harmonics content is the result of perfect tuning that remains stable over the years. It produces different sounds depending on whether you play by hand or using sticks.

    Sound Sample


    Extras: Want to play the Zenko standing up? We have a specially designed stand that is both collapsible and adjustable - an essential accessory for your Zenko.