Hang Drum

This instrument is remarkable. I watched the following video on YouTube and thought it was a hoax until I did some investigating and found that two Swiss craftsman (Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer) designed this melodious percussive steel instrument based largely on the steel drum of calypso fame.

Unfortunately demand has far exceeded the production capacity of this hand-crafted instrument and they can only be acquired by visiting the Hanghaus in Bern, Switzerland.

Wikipedia Entry for Hang

 
 
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  1. #1 • Libster said on January 5 2011:
     

    Beautiful Instruments. And I love that top song: ‘Mono Desire’ by ‘Manu Delago’. Also for those finding it hard to find a Hang drum, there are now other people making similar instruments, such as the Caisa, and the Halo: http://www.hangdrumsandhandpans.com

  2. #2 • Mike Myers said on April 22 2011:
     

    Hi Jeremy, this is nice info about the hang :)
    Here is a website that helped me get started with hangs, I hope your readers will love it…

    http://www.squidoo.com/buy-hang-drum

 

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