HAPI Drums | Steel Tongue Drums by HAPI Tones

///HAPI Drums | Steel Tongue Drums by HAPI Tones

HAPI Drums | Steel Tongue Drums by HAPI Tones

These HAPI drums are at our front door in the shop because ANY body can make beautiful music with them. What a treat! Find out more about them on each individual steel tongue drums.
Our HAPI Drums use tongues cut to different sizes to produce its tones.  The steel is thicker at about 2mm.  The original concept of using steel tongues came from Dennis Havlena who began cutting tongues into propane tanks in 2007.  These types of drums are called Hank Drums, a play on words mixing Hang and Tank together.  Starting with his concept, they began experimenting with different custom made musical steels and their own unique note layouts to build on Dennis’ original idea. They have also created their own molded shapes to make the HAPI Steel Tongue Drum line of instruments.
The HAPI Mini, Slim and Origin use eight note pentatonic scales arranged around the top. The HAPI UFO uses eleven notes in the C major scale. It has a center note similar to a Hang but rather than being a lower pitch to the scale it is musically in the middle of the scale. The HAPI Bell is a combination of a steel tongue drum, bell, gong, and singing bowl.

  • omni
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    HAPI Drum Omni. Recommended for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. There are many unique attributes in making tongue drums. Happy Drum has this new innovative tongue drum shape with a great sound! This drum was designed to harness some of the attributes of handpans into a steel tongue drum instrument. They have used a scale arrangement where the lowest note in the middle is several steps below the side notes. This is similar to many handpan scales. This adds range and versatility to the scale. You can play any note combination and produce a beautiful sound. This is a great tongue drum to learn hand playing techniques, similar to what can be used on a handpan. It also comes with mallets so beginners can get a great sound right away! Available in 2 different scales:
    • G Major in Metallic Blue (high voice: G3, B3, C4, D4, E4, F#4, G4, A4, B4).
    • F Major in Metallic Silver (low voice: F3, A3, Bb3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4).
    Dimensions: 15" (38.1 cm) wide by 5" (12.7 cm) high. Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) Color: Metallic Blue (G Major) or Metallic Silver (F Major). The tongue layout adds harmonic frequencies to each note when played. This creates a more complex and musical tone to each note. By placing low notes next to the appropriate higher notes multiple harmonics can be achieved. These vibrations create desirable overtones which compliment the timbre of the tone. The Omni borrows some attributes from the handpan. Handpans are tuned using an octave and a high 5th harmonic into each note. The Omni places a high 5th to the left of each low note. There is also a pair of octaves. Striking these notes together or right after each other creates a beautiful chord sound. A chord is a group of notes played together to make a harmony. The Omni has its own unique sound and sustain, different than a handpan. The center note has a raised dome making it easy to strike. The side notes are arranged with the tip of the tongues on a perfect circle. This makes it easy for your fingers to “remember” where to strike. You spend less time learning where the notes are and more time jamming. Features:
    • Specially selected musical steel.
    • Each note is carefully hand tuned using a strobe tuner.
    • The head is 16" across allowing for easy reach to all of the notes.
    • Sound isolating rubber feet are installed on the bottom so you can set it on any surface to play.
    • Dampening system. We have developed a breakthrough proprietary technique built into each HAPI Drum which provides excellent resonance while supplying the correct amount of dampening.
    • Tough powder coat finish.
  • origin
    Our HAPI Origin Drum comes in deeper meditative scales. Great for music therapy, meditation, yoga. Recommended for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. The HAPI Origin Drum is available in 6 different pentatonic scales:
    • E Minor (E3, G3, A3, B3, D4, E4, G4, A4)
    • E Major (E3, F#3, G#3, B3, C#4, E4, F#4, G#4)
    • E Akebono (E3, F#3, G3, B3, C4, E4, F#4, G4)
    • D Minor (D3, F3, G3, A3, C4, D4, F4, A4)
    • D Major (D3, E3, F#3, A3, B3, D4, E4, F#4)
    • D Akebono (D3, E3, F3, A3, Bb3, D4, E4, F4)
    The word "pentatonic" comes from the Greek word pente meaning five and tonic meaning tone. It is a musical scale that consists of five notes within one octave. Because of their arrangement, pentatonic scales are often used to introduce beginners to music. Are you a musician looking for more scale options?  Ask about our tune-able drums. Dimensions: 12" (30.48 cm) wide by 8" (20.32 cm) high. Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg) Colors available: Aqua Teal or Indigo Blue.
  • mini
    HAPI Drum Mini. Recommended for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. The HAPI Mini is our highest voiced drum, great for rhythmic melodies. It is our smallest and most compact drum. These little ones have a big sound at a small price! It’s so easy to bring it along anywhere you go. Play it in the park, bring it over to a friends house, or take it camping. Fits in day packs for easy travel and even has its own optional padded bag for transport and storage. Available in 2 different pentatonic scales:
    • C Major (C4, D4, E4, G4, A4, C5, D5, E5)
    • D Akebono (D4, E4, F4, A4, Bb4, D5, E5, F5)
    The word "pentatonic" comes from the Greek word pente meaning five and tonic meaning tone. It is a musical scale that consists of five notes within one octave. Because of their arrangement, pentatonic scales are often used to introduce beginners to music. Features:
    • Specially selected musical steel using our custom molded shape.
    • Sound isolating rubber feet located on the bottom of the drum so you can set it on any surface to play.
    • A bottom port that helps let the sound out to fill the room.
    Dimensions: 8" (20.5 cm) wide by 5.5" (13.97 cm) high. Weight: 3.4 lbs (1.54 kg) Color: Hammered Copper - the copper color and hammered texture can vary slightly from drum to drum due to the hand mixing process of the paint. Each one is unique! This is a durable protective layer for your drum that adds a cool “stone” finished texture.
  • slim
    HAPI Drum Slim. Recommended for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. This HAPI Slim Drum has a sleek design and can be carried with one hand. It has a powerful and full bodied sound. The0 eight note tongue layout adds harmonic tones to each note when played. The bottom port lets the sound out to fill the room. Isolating rubber feet located on the bottom of the drum allow it to be set on any surface for play. The HAPI Slim Drum is available in 5 different pentatonic scales:
    • C Major (C4, D4, E4, G4, A4, C5, D5, E5)
    • A Minor (A3, C4, D4, E4, G4, A4, C5, D5)
    • A Akebono (A3, B3, C4, E4, F4, A4, B4, C5)
    • G Minor (G3, Bb3, C4, D4, F4, G4, Bb4, C5)
    • G Major (G3, A3, B3, D4, E4, G4, A4, B4)
    The word "pentatonic" comes from the Greek word pente meaning five and tonic meaning tone. It is a musical scale that consists of five notes within one octave. Because of their arrangement, pentatonic scales are often used to introduce beginners to music. Are you a musician looking for more scale options? Dimensions: 12" (30.48 cm) wide by 6" (15.24 cm) high. Weight: 7 lbs (3.18 kg) Color: Black.
  • ufo
    HAPI Drum UFO w/ Travel Bag Recommended for intermediate and advanced players. Beginners can still enjoy this drum, it just takes more practice to learn than the other models.The included instruction booklet has all the info you need to learn how to play. The HAPI UFO (Unique Frequency Orb) is our larger, more versatile drum. Hapi Drum experimented for a year with different note layouts and scale arrangements. The note layout is a fine tuned arrangement so the best harmonics, ease of play, and resonance are all realized together. It sounds amazing when playing 2 or more tongues together to build chords. Made from specially selected musical steel using our custom molded shape. It is easy to play with infinite musical possibilities. With the isolating rubber feet located on the bottom of the drum you can set it on any surface to play. We think you will agree that the sound is out of this world! Scale: The UFO Drum has 11 notes and is in the C Major Scale: D3, E3, F3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4. There are nine pentatonic scales in this single drum. They are C Major, D Minor, D Pygmy, E Minor, F Major, G Major, A Minor, A Akebono, A Pygmy. It also has one Hexatonic Scale, A Integral. The center note of C4 ties all the other notes together. The top shell of the drum is tuned to a higher harmonic support of C5. This helps unite the notes into a chorus of beautiful sound. C Major is one of the most commonly used key signatures in music. The white keys on the piano correspond to C Major, its relative minor is A Minor. C Major is often thought of as the most straight forward key owing to its lack of flats and sharps. Dimensions: 15" (38.1 cm) wide by 8" (20.32 cm) high. Weight: 12.75 lbs (5.78 kg). Color: Hammered Copper - color and texture can vary slightly from drum to drum due to the hand mixing process of the paint.