|Project by Steve||posted 11-26-2013 01:42 PM||2276 views||19 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a tongue drum (or slit drum) made from red cedar with a mahogany top. Thanks to those who have posted these on LJ before because I think I looked at them all during my research. It has 12 tongues and the longest tongue is 10”, then each one gets shorter by .5” each. I tuned each tongue to it’s closest natural note using a tuner app on my phone (PanoTuner). To tune a tongue, I used a Forstner bit to remove material from under the tip to raise the pitch, or from under the base to lower the pitch. These are lots of fun and everybody who sees it wants to play it. They make great gifts.
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com