Introducing the NEW Slap Drumming for younger players - Hand Drum
The new Slap Drumming range 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 Slap Drumming Hand Drum can be easily played whilst also moving around and is a lot of fun for anyone 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.
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With this hand drum 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, transported and carried whilst playing. The 8" drum surface gives plenty of room to master the three tones whilst being compact enough for small hands to carry.
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.