Introducing the NEW Percussion Plus Slap Drumming for younger players - Bongo Drums
The new Slap Drumming range from Percussion Plus is the perfect way to introduce rhythm and time into your music classes and sessions. Whether it's for a large primary school class, sessions at a local music centre or music therapy for any age, the Slap Drumming range gives you the tools you need for smooth running lessons at any ability level.
The Percussion Plus Slap Drumming Bongo Drums feature varying sized heads - a 6" for lower and 5" for higher tones to vary your sound. These bongo drums project a full, singing tone and are lots of fun for any one aged 5+. All materials and hardware have been produced to the highest standard - designed to withstand the trials of regular classroom use, whilst still producing a strong and lively sound.
Let's play together
With these bongo drums from Percussion Plus, you get a great looking high-quality instrument with an innovative 'how to play' guide printed on the drum skin. The printed graphic on the head of the drum demonstrates the hand positions for the three main tones on this drum: slap, tone, and bass.
With this easy method, teaching and learning is simple and allows you to tailor your class to include visual as well as instructive and aural learners, providing an inclusive way into music making for all levels and abilities.
Fun look, vibrant sound
The colourful pattern wrapped around the drum gives a fun and exciting look, inviting young classes to learn and play. It has a lightweight body so is easily stored and transported.
Although it is lightweight, the build quality is reassuringly sturdy and the sound is just as vibrant and powerful as its colourful patterned exterior!
How to play
The design on the drum head shows where the hand should strike the drum in order to obtain a fabulous variety of tones, from punchy bass to cracking highs. When you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring.
This area in the centre of the drum produces a warm and full tone. Use your hands to strike the centre of the drum for a solid rhythmic backing, allowing accents to be created using the tone and slap positions.
Straighten all your fingers at the same time. Aim to strike the drum so that the joint where your fingers join your hand (at the first knuckle) is at the rim of the drum. Think of your hand as an extension of your arm, and the drum should produce a slightly higher pitched 'tone', with a good ring and projection.
Played around the edge of the drum. Relax your hand and arm, and hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spread your fingers out slightly when you strike the edge of the drum for a whip crack like sound.
You can use all of these techniques in combination between the two sized drums for varying effect and more advanced players will enjoy learning more complex patterns, all of which are made easy to follow with the Slap Drumming 'How to Play' screen printed drum skin.