Zenko Akebono Steel Tongue Drum
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
Weight: 6.17 lbs.
Diameter: 12.6 inches
Height: 5.12 inches
Materials: Stainless steel
A pair of sticks
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.
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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.