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HAPI Drum - Slim

Product Code: MITP063B
Price: £319.00
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Features:

  • Hapitones have taken the Original HAPI Drum and put it on a diet!
  • The new HAPI Slim weighs in at only 7 pounds.
  • The height has also been reduced to 6 inches tall and it's still a popular 12 inches wide, the same playing surface area as the Original HAPI Drum.
  • This makes the SLIM the most portable and easy to carry drum. You won't think twice about taking your drum with you.
  • It looks sleek and you can even grab it with one hand.
  • Surprisingly for its smaller size, it has a powerful and full bodied sound. It may have lost some weight but there's no compromise on tone.
  • The Slim comes in a variety of new scale choices, made possible because of its new smaller resonating chamber, and is only available in black which goes with everything!
  • Each Drum comes with a bag and a pair of mallets that are specifically handmade for the drum.
Hapitones have taken the Original HAPI Drum and put it on a diet! The new HAPI Slim weighs in at only 7 pounds. The height has also been reduced to 6 inches tall and it's still a popular 12 inches wide, the same playing surface area as the Original HAPI Drum. This makes the SLIM the most portable and easy to carry drum. You won't think twice about taking your drum with you. It looks sleek and you can even grab it with one hand. Surprisingly for its smaller size, it has a powerful and full bodied sound. It may have lost some weight but there's no compromise on tone. The Slim comes in a variety of new scale choices, made possible because of its new smaller resonating chamber, and is only available in black which goes with everything!

The HAPI drum is ideal for jamming and playing percussive beats. The note layout of the drum makes it easy to jump right into grooving rhythms. An intuitive arrangement to the notes allows a carefree exploration of new musical horizons. The strong meditative tones are calming and great for relaxing anytime. The unique tone of the HAPI drum is created by a tuned vibrating tongue of steel. The concept is similar to a wooden tongue drum. When a tongue is quickly and lightly struck with the finger or mallet it vibrates creating sound waves. By changing the shape and length of the tongue optimal vibration and perfect tone is achieved. By arranging the notes in a unique way each note when struck excites surrounding notes that are musically compatible with it. This adds to the harmonic spectrum of the tone. Rather than just one tone we can now create a spectrum of supporting sound for each note. The tone is similar to singing bowls or musical bells which create multiple harmonic overtones. The body of the drum acts as a resonating chamber adding depth to the note.

A minimal amount of force creates a big sound on these drums. We also supply each drum with mallets designed to bring out the pure sound of each note. The arrangement of the notes make going up and down the scale very easy. Also one hand can reach two or three notes simultaneously for chord playing.

C Major Pentatonic. This is the highest drum scale on offer. It ranges from C4 (middle C) to E5. C Major is a very popular musical scale. It has no flats or sharps. It is also known as a "natural" scale. This drum sounds great with the HAPI Slim A Minor, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up with the HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. And, of course, it sounds wonderful with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale. This HAPI Slim is an octave higher than the HAPI UFO drum.

A Minor Pentatonic. A widely used musical scale. A Minor is the relative Minor of C Major and known as a "natural" Minor. Sounds great with Native American flutes in A. This drum will sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up great with the HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. And it works well with the HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.

A Major Pentatonic. A heavenly uplifting scale that sounds great with F Sharp Native American flute and with the HAPI Slim F Sharp minor scale.

G Minor Pentatonic. A very moving scale. Mozart considered it most suitable for expressing sadness and adversity. Sounds amazing with Native American flute in G.

G Major Pentatonic. Known as the "people's key" it is one of the most popular keys in classical and modern music. This scale is great with guitar because all of a guitars 6 strings can be played open in G. The banjo is also usually tuned to G. This drum will sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, or F Major scales. It also pairs up with the HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. You can also enjoy playing this with the HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.

F Major Pentatonic. A carefree and happy sounding scale. This drum will sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, or G Major scales. It also pairs up with the HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. It works great with the HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.


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