Baba Tong 10 Tones, Double F Minor Pentatonic

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Two playing surfaces - finger playing - full-bodied bass

Side-by-side playing surfaces: left side - deep bass, right side - 5 finger hand patterns. This invites the frame and finger drummer to melodious drumming on the imaginative shapes of the reeds. Keep drumming on the beginning of the reeds to experience the full sound and fast drumming.

Features

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  • 10 notes in F minor, pentatonic
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  • Tone order: F - C - A - D - F - E - C - B - G - A
  • Wood: top - padouk, body - cherry
  • Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 20 cm
  • Accessories: includes 2 mallets, bag and 2 foam feet
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  • 2 playing surfaces
  • Biologically treated with hard wax oil
  • Made in Germany
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The 10-tone Baba Tong from feeltone is the only wooden slotted drum with 2 playing surfaces on the market. The fine work that goes into it is extremely elaborate, the inner workings refined, the tongues finely tuned, the way of playing hand-pleasing. The materials are made from the same high quality fine woods as their larger siblings. We strive to process these land and soil resources that the trees provide us with as completely as possible. The Baba Tong comes with bag and 2 feet of foam, so the drum can also be played on the table.

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Playing style

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The 10 notes tuned in F minor pentatonic are intuitive to play, so that a kind of random pattern/random melody is created when playing rhythmically, but you can also experiment with timbres. Playing patterns that please are repeated, from time to time a tone breaks out and explores new fantasies of sound. The balanced reed pattern of the reeds does not allow the scale to be recognized immediately, this facilitates intuitive play.

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The playing surface arrangement of the Baba Tong allows the player to take the instrument between his legs, where it rests securely. Each playing surface is played by itself, but also together with the fingers sometimes here - sometimes there and overlapping. Finger playing usually takes place at the beginning of the reeds, only with the two very long reeds is played a little further towards the head - new sound, playing and rhythm patterns want to be discovered. With mallets you can simply strike or dribble rhythmically and clearly one after the other. That means one lets the rubber ball of the mallet dop on the tongue and holds the handle thereby in such a way, as if one wants to remain on the tongue, thereby the soft rubber ball is sprung back. If you now let the springing slide not only on one, but over several tongues fascinating sound patterns arise, which can be combined with the simple striking of the tongues. The drum can also be held in the finger hole and played one-handed with fingers or a mallet.

The Baba Tong slotted drums with their special leaf pattern like to communicate with the oldest trees of the forest, their woods and crowns. Experience the serenity, majesty and unifying essence of the forest that brings us uninterrupted fresh oxygen in exchange for our breath. With the Baba and Tinka Tongs, we have given the slit drums a new joy of play, lightness and mobility. Almost all playing, melody and rhythm techniques can be played with the Tinka and Baba Tongs. With these light hand drums I, Ingo Böhme, have fulfilled my wish for slit drums, which are rather struck with the fingers. They sound quiet and gentle and can be combined well with other instruments such as kalimbas, spacedrums or flutes.

The finest feeltone craftsmanship from high-quality materials, lovingly made from the plank to the tuning in the northeast of Germany on the beautiful Baltic Sea and shipped all over the world.

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