AQUAPHONE - WATERPHONE

Aquaphone

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aquaphones Aquaphones are stainless steel and bronze monolithic, one-of-a-kind, acoustic, tonal-friction instruments that utilize water in the interior of their resonators to bend tones and create water echos. The rods can be played with superball mallets, by hand or with a bow. When the tonal rods are sounded some of the fundamental tones and/or harmonics are sympathetic to the bottom & top diaphragms.

The sound of the Aquaphone has been compared to the haunting melodies of the Humpback Whale and voices from inner/outer space. Aquaphones have been described as Waterharps, a musical “Aladdin's Lamp”, and “Whalephones”. In the world family of musical instruments the Aquaphone is between a Tibetian Water Drum, an African Kalimba (thumb piano) and a 16th century Peg or Nail Violin. Each Aquaphone is made using a hot metal process developed over the past 40 years. The tonal rods are tuned to a combination of micro-tonal and diatonic relationships presented in two distinct but intergrated scales having both even and uneven increments. Bow not included.

Aquaphone instructions:

The Aquaphone offers a wide range of sounds. The sounds depends on the following factors:

        1. the placement of the bow on the rods (see page 2)
        2. whether the rods are rubbed with the full width of the bow-hair or the slim sides.
        3. pressure during playing. Strong pressure produces low tones, light pressure produces high overtones.
        4. speed of playing
        5. type of bow: -natural horse hair -synthetic hair -violin bow -contrabass bow
        6. amount of colophonium-resin on bow and rods
        7. type of colophonium-resin (for violin, cello and contrabass)
        8. amount of water in the Aquaphone (1-2 cups or more)

    As there are always rods that resonate in harmony, and indeed the entire instrument resonates to some extent, there is an almost infinite range of possible sounds.

    Amplification

    For amplification we recommend a small microphone, such as are used by players of trumpet or saxophone. Piezotone pick-ups which are direcly attached to the instrument are not recommended. The sound is rather on the high side and only useful when processed by a good equalizer. All sounds made by the hand holding the instrument are audible. If you want to give it a try, wear a glove made of fleece or wool.

    Care for your instrument

    The Aquaphone should always be emptied after playing. If you want to play your Aquaphone in the sea or in thermal water, take care to clean your instrument (inside and outside) with fresh tap water. Afterwards the instrument should be dried with soft towel.

 

 

De Aquaphone wordt heel ambachtelijk gemaakt. De productie ervan is een minutieuze en tijdrovende onderneming. Vandaar dat we slechts af en toe een exemplaar binnen krijgen.

Aquaphones zijn vervaardigd uit inox (roestvrij staal). De body wordt gevuld met water. Met een strijkstok, rubberen kloppertjes of met de hand kan je de verschillende staven aanslaan of -strijken, waardoor en indringende en mysterieuze klank vrijkomt. Het water in de body wordt gebruikt om de klanken van het instrument om te buigen en hierdoor een soort water-echo te creëren. De hierdoor verkregen klank is rijk aan boventonen en doet denken aan het betoverende geluid van walvissen (Humpback Whales), dolfijnen of klanken van "inner/outer space". Een fantastisch instrument dat je best heel subtiel bespeelt tijdens klankreizen, dreamtime concerten, sound journeys of klankbaden. De klank neemt je mee op reis ... .

aquaphone

De Aquaphone bestaat in 3 uitvoeringen:

  • Aquaphone Basic Ø 30 cm
  • Aquaphone Bass Ø 35 cm
  • Aquaphone Mega-Bass Ø 40 cm

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KLANKSCHALEN - SINGING BOWLS - HIMALAYA BOWLS - TIBETAN BOWLS - BOLS CHANTANTS


klankschalen

listen to the singing bowl ...

Een klankschaal is een bijzondere oosterse instrument dat bij het aanslaan een rijk en complex samenspel van klanken weergeeft. Het hieruit resulterende geluid en het bijhorende gevoel is voor iedere klankschaal anders. Zo heeft u schalen voor therapie en healing, schalen voor relaxatie en ontspanning, schalen voor diepe meditatie, ... enz. Klankschalen bespelen vergt geen ingewikkelde techniek en is nagenoeg door iedereen aan te leren, zonder enige muzikale achtergrond. Dat verklaart ook meteen het succes van deze mooie instrumenten. De schalen worden gebruikt voor behandelingen, therapieën, relaxatie, massage, klankbad, harmonisatie, rituelen, sound journey, concerten ... enz.

Klankschalen zouden zijn vervaardigd uit zeven edelmetalen: goud, zilver, kwik, koper, ijzer, tin en lood, maar eerlijkheid gebied ons te zeggen dat dit moeilijk te achterhalen valt. Het is belangrijk dat u bij het uitzoeken van uw klankschaal uitgaat van uw gevoel. "Wat doet deze klankschaal met mij", "wat voel ik" zijn hierbij essentiële vragen. Het uitzicht van de schaal, de herkomst, de mysterieuze verhaaltjes en de samenstelling zijn eigenlijk niet belangrijk. Uw gevoel vertelt u wel welke schaal u nodig heeft.

Indien u reeds klankschalen in uw bezit heeft en u wenst uw collectie verder aan te vullen, is het wenselijk dat u uw eigen klankschalen meebrent naar onze winkel, zodat u klankschalen kan uitkiezen die bij uw huidige klankschalen passen.

klankschalen

Bij Merlyn bieden wij verschillende soorten klankschalen aan, hoofdzakelijk afkomstig uit India en Nepal:

  • Bengali klankschalen: De Bengali klankschaal is het meest verkocht model. Ze zijn er in veel verschillende maten, van klein tot heel groot, van 10 tot 60 cm doorsnede. Deze klankschalen zijn prachtig klinkende, krachtige klankschalen van eerste kwaliteit. Deze klankschalen zijn op een ambachtelijke wijze gemaakt volgens oeroud procedé. Ze worden met de hand gesmeed door vakmensen, dus absoluut niet machinaal gedraaid. De nieuwe Bengali klankschalen hebben meerdere toonlagen, welke lang doorklinken met vele zwevingen. De klank van deze klankschalen wordt door veel mensen gewaardeerd. Oude klankschalen hebben een mystieke sfeer om zich heen hangen. Het jarenlange gebruik is te zien aan de klankschaal. Hier en daar zijn uitgesleten versieringen zichtbaar. Evenals de hamerslagen van de maker van de klankschaal op het metaal. Oude klankschalen worden steeds zeldzamer in Azië.
  • Manipuri klankschalen: Kenmerkend voor de Manipuri klankschaal is de vlakke, ondiepe vorm. Het zijn oude schaaltjes, die ambachtelijk, met de hand geklopt zijn. Veel schaaltjes hebben kleine versieringen op de rand of op de bodem, door het vele gebruik inmiddels wat afgesleten. Vanwege de klankkleur worden deze klankschalen voornamelijk voor het hoofdgebied gebruikt. Ze worden ook wel hogerbewustzijns-schaaltjes genoemd. Deze schaaltjes gaan heel snel melodieus samen en zijn daarom makkelijk te gebruiken voor een concertje. Omdat dit kleinere klankschaaltjes zijn en licht van gewicht, zijn ze ook leuk voor mensen die een klein budget hebben.
  • Gegraveerde klankschalen: Dit zijn Bengali klankschalen waar een donker patina op is aangebracht en vervolgens met een gravering versierd.
  • Geëtste schalen: Deze klankschalen uit Nepal zijn rijk versierd doordat ze geëtst zijn, maar klinken daarbij ook nog eens heel mooi. Door een speciale bewerking zijn ze op toon gebracht. Voor degenen die een schaal met een diepe lage toon zoeken is de geëtste schaal misschien een goede keus.
  • Kleine machinale klankschaaltjes: De kleine machinaal gemaakte klankschaaltjes hebben een heldere, hoge klank. Deze klank met z'n boventonen helpt ons te focussen, te centreren. Net zoals bij Zen-meditatie het doel is om ontspanning, maar tegelijkertijd concentratie te creëren. Meer informatie vind je hieronder.
  • Peter Hess® klankschalen: Deze klankschalen zijn ontworpen door de Duitse klankschaaltherapeut Peter Hess en in Nepal vervaardigd volgens heel nauwgezette specificaties. Hieronder vind je een overzicht van de verschillende schalen
  • Kristallen klankschalen: deze fantastische klankschalen zijn niet uit metaal gemaakt en horen bijgevolg niet thuis op deze pagina. U vind ze hier.

Alle klankschalen die wij in onze winkel te koop aanbieden, zijn door ons persoonlijk geselecteerd.

KLEINE MACHINALE KLANKSCHAALTJES

Deze kleine klankschalen (Ø 7 - 9cm) zijn gemaakt uit zeven edele metalen en kunnen niet met de hand vervaardigd worden. Eerst worden de metalen gemengd en gesmolten, daarna wordt het materiaal gewalst en in een machine in de juiste vorm geperst, daarna afgewerkt, en gepolijst.

Deze populaire Zen klankschaaltjes worden veel in tempels in Japan en China gebruikt. Ze hebben een heldere hoge klank. De boventonen zijn ondanks de kleine diameter van de schaal makkelijk en zonder al teveel inspanning te creëren.


PETER HESS® Singing Bowls

Peter Hess® quality singing bowls have been refined throughout 20 years of experience with sound massage, sound massage-therapy and sound pedagogics. This means these singing bowls are especially designed with sound massage and therapy in mind. Depending on the body part it is used for, the bowls reach a specific range of sounds.

In two factories in Nepal these bowls are produced especially for therapy use. Either 7 or 12 metals are used and during the production the bowls are being selected. After the import they are being selected the last time. Highest quality.

These singing bowls are carefully checked and then classified into different categories according to quality and specifications.The following types have been developped by Peter Hess:

Peter Hess® Therapy Singing Bowl

These singing bowls have been developed especially for the Peter Hess sound massage from over 20 years of practical experience. Just after having passed several quality controls are they offered under this trademark. They consist of 12 different metals and are produced traditionally. therapy singing bowls are chosen according to outstanding requirements. These bowls are characterized by a very slow beat frequency which is especially suited to induce a state of relaxation. These singing bowls create uniquely clear, harmonic sounds and a clean row of overtones. They have a wonderful slow beat frequency right until the sounds fade away.

Peter Hess® Sangha-Meditation Singing Bowl

This singing bowl is manufactured within a fully different forging technology and therefore becomes a unique in the world of singing bowls. Its sound is fantastically long and particularly clear. You may well apply the Sangha singing bowl everywhere where working professionally with sound. Obtain sound experiences amongst others during:

Meditations, sound and imaginary voyages, concerts, making music, aura care, sound tapestry, before and after yoga, introduction and finale of events, centring of groups – attention – resonance. Thanks to its very gentle but consequent range of sounds the Sangha singing bowl may be well applied additionally also in sound massage.

Peter Hess® ZEN-Singing Bowl

Zen singing bowls are modeled after japanese Rin-singing bowls. Because of their special composition of metals and their manufacturing the volume of sound is much more intense. The sound of this singing bowl is clear as a tuning fork. They are mostly used for the head area.

Peter Hess® ASSAM-Singing Bowl

This singing bowl received its name after the region its flat shape originated from. ASSAM-singing bowls distinguish themselves through a very clear sound which, compared to ZEN bowls, according to its shape is very open. These singing bowls are not forged but cast from its metals. To optimize the sound the maximally feasible amount of tin was used. These bowls are usually used for the head area.

Peter Hess® Mini singing bowl set "4 Kids"

= baby joints bowl + baby heart bowl + low baby pelvis bowl

A singing bowl set especially suited for babies and small children. The weight, the size and form of these Peter Hess quality singing bowls are designed in a way to allow parents to make the first important sensory perceptions together with their infants. Babies can already feel the pleasurable vibration very intensely and it helps them to develop a feeling for their bodies. The sense of basic trust can be enhanced via sensing the singing bowls.

Especially suited for the use in hospitals, on the premature infants ward or in toddler groups.


BOEKEN over klankschalen - BOOKS about singing bowls

Ton Akkermans

"Het witte veld, zeven tonen van de stilte" - Ton Akkermans & stichting Odebaer

Dit verhaal gaat over een jongetje dat op tweejarige leeftijd door zijn ouders naar het klooster wordt gebracht om daar monnik te worden. Een prachtig, inspirerend en meeslepend verhaal over de geschiedenis van de klankschaal, dat zich 5600 jaar geleden afspeelt.
De schrijver voert je mee terug in de tijd naar de Himalaya. Vanuit zijn diepe herinnering beschrijft het verhaal hoe er toen geleefd, gebeden en gedacht werd. Het laat zien dat er veel oeroude wijsheid verloren is gegaan. De klankschaal was een middel om grote ontwikkelingen, vragen en wijsheden in op te slaan, als in een bibliotheek. Ze wisten, de Tibetanen van toen, hoe de mensheidontwikkeling zich zou ontvouwen.

Ton Akkermans heeft een technische achtergrond. Al snel besefte hij dat hij meer met mensen wilde werken en is hij in opleiding gegaan tot creatief therapeut en klanktherapie. Ton heeft achttien jaar gewerkt als antroposofisch heiltherapeut in de kinderpsychiatrie. Als zoon van een smid begon hij met het smeden van klankinstrumenten en klankschalen. Vervolgens startte Ton zijn eigen bedrijf als koperslager-smid en won verschillende prijzen met zijn werk. Later werkte hij op de HU in Amersfoort als docent. Zijn therapeutische en coachingswerk is hij altijd blijven doen en blijven ontwikkelen. Ton en zijn partner Carolina Schomper trekken door Nederland en Europa met een rijdende werkplaats om workshops te geven in het maken van klankschalen en gongs op Tibetaanse wijze en doen beiden energiewerk in huis en natuur.

Peter Hess

"Singing Bowls for Health & Inner Harmony" - Peter Hess

Alleviate Stress, boost creativity, History, Rituals. Including extensive instruction to play singing bowls.:

  • Prevention and therapy with singing bowls
  • Different fields of application from high blood-pressure to muscle tension.

Singing bowls and tradition: an insight to the tibetian history of singing bowls.

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TINGSHAS - TINGSHAWS - THING SHAK

listen to the tingshas ...

tingshaTingsha's - glad

tingshas - om mani pad me hum
Tingsha's - Om Mani Padme Hum

tingsha voorspoedsymbolen
Tingsha's - 8 voorspoedsymbolen

tingsha
Tingsha's - met drakenversiering

Tingsha’s (ding-sha’s, cimbalen) worden gebruikt als muzikale offerandes bij spirituele handelingen, en tijdens de meditatie, op gezette tijden om de aandacht erbij te houden. Deze muzikale offerandes worden gebruikt tijdens puja’s (gebedsrituelen) waarbij meerdere instrumenten een plaats hebben: bellen, trommels, cimbalen en trompetten. Muzikale offerandes zijn zeker gebruikelijk in vele Tibetaans boeddhistische en hindoeïstische rituelen. Tegenwoordig worden ze zowel door leken als priesters gebruikt. Ook zijn ze een vast onderdeel bijfeng shui (het harmoniseren van woon- en werkplekken), tijdens meditatie, het reinigen van ruimtes en lichamen, genezing en op gelijk niveau brengen van energie.

Voor welke doeleinden kan ik tingsha’s gebruiken?
Je kunt de twee sc
hijfjes tegen elkaar aanslaan, om een prachtig heldere hoge toon te maken, die lang blijft hangen, de atmosfeer zuivert en een buitengewoon gevoel van stilte oproept. De sprankelende toon van een tingsha resoneert meteen in ons hart. Je kunt ze gebruiken om de aandacht weer te richten, om ons bewust te worden wie wij zijn en wat onze prioriteiten zijn in deze vaak turbulente schijnwereld. Als we ze naast elkaar hangen en ze dan tegen elkaar laten komen dan ontstaat er tussen die twee een prachtige, vibrerende klankgolf, terwijl ze een hoge geluidstrilling produceren – een indrukwekkende symfonie van diep doordringende klanken.

Tingsha’s en feng shui
Tingsha’s worden ook gebruikt bij feng shui om de energie in een ruimte te zuiveren en weer onbelemmerd te laten stromen, door ze in de vier hoeken van de ruimte te laten klinken. Een prachtige manier van energiezuivering als werken met wierook geen optie is!

Tingsha’s en helen met klank
Omdat ze een helend en balancerend effect hebben op onze aura worden ze ook toegepast om het begin en het eind aan te geven van een meditatieperiode. Er wordt gezegd dat het gebruik van tingsha’s werkt als een manier om onze aandacht in het hier en nu te houden.

Hoe berg je tingsha’s op?
Zoals bij veel altaarattributen is het aan te raden om ze in doek te wikkelen als ze niet worden gebruikt.

Versiersels van tingsha’s
De gietvorm kan versiering aan de bovenkant hebben – meestal met draken, de mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, de acht Tibetaanse voorspoedsymbolen of gewoon glad afgewerkt.

Samenstelling van tingsha’s
Elke tingsha wordt apart gegoten in diverse metaallegeringen, meestal bestaande uit minimaal drie verschillende. De meeste cimbalen zijn gemaakt van brons, dat voornamelijk bestaat uit koper en tin, waaraan soms kleine hoeveelheden nikkel aan worden toegevoegd. Tingsha’s van een betere kwaliteit bevatten wel zeven of meer (tot wel twaalf) metalen waardoor ze een krachtige harmonische resonantie geven als ze worden aangeslagen.

Ceremony of the Hungry Spirits:
A particular number of Monks (4, 7 or 12 ) go to the banks of a lake. They sing harmonics and sound the "thing shaks" twice or three times. This way they summons the spirit of the owner of the "thing shak". It is not permitted to have direct visual contact with the spirit that is why the Monks wear special hoods over their faces so as they can only see the surface of the water and the reflections in it. (Reflection communicates with higher life). The spirit is probably summoned for a spiritual lesson which enables the Monks to consider their problems from a different perspective. When the spirit wishes to break contact, the Monks sing subharmonics which are so shimmering that they cause a wave to rise up on the water. The wave helps the spirit to separate himself from the earthly level to which he has been summoned.

Alle tingsha's die wij in onze winkel te koop aanbieden, zijn door ons persoonlijk uitgekozen en op klankkwaliteit geselecteerd.

 

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BEL & DORJE (VAJRA)

Bell & Dorje

De handbel en dorje zijn de voornaamste rituele objecten in het Tantrisch Boeddhisme. Traditioneel worden ze samen gebruikt, de bel in de linker hand, de dorje in de rechter. De dorje vertegenwoordigt compassie en is het mannelijke principe. De bel symboliseert wijsheid en leegte en ook het vrouwelijke principe, hoe verschijnselen echt bestaan. Het zijn rituele voorwerpen, die vooral tijdens de gebedsdiensten ofwel puja's worden gebruikt. Ook in andere tradities als het Tibetaans boeddhisme zien we het gebruik van Dorje en Bel zoals in het Hindoeïsme; in India en zelfs op Bali worden de Dorje en Bel symbolisch gebruikt.

De bel en dorje stellen ook de passieve en actieve kwalitieten voor, die enkel de perfectie bereiken wanneer ze samen worden verenigd, een beetje te vergelijken met Yin en Yang in de oude Chinese tradities.

Deze Dorje en Bel zijn met de hand gemaakt volgens een aloude metaallegering, met een mooie antiek finishing en scherp gesneden details. De bel kan ook aangedraaid worden met een houten klopper, al dan niet bekleed met een laagje leder. De bel & dorje set symboliseert ook de 3 aspecten van de Boeddha:

Body: The body of the bell, respect for a healthy body like Buddha
Speech: The sound of the bell, correct speech like Buddha
Mind: The dorje, positive like Buddha

 

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ZEN BELL

Peter Hess® ZEN BELL:

The closed shape and high weight of this newly developed Zen Bell makes for a unique, concentrated and long lasting sound.
The bell is especially suited for the third eye.

luister naar enkele elfenhuisjes ... listen to the ZEN Bell

 

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BELKOORDJES

belkoordjes

oorsprong: India

Deze fijnklinkende belkoordjes bestaan in 3 uitvoeringen:

  • 1 koord met 12 kleine belletjes
  • 1 koord met 12 middelgrote belletjes
  • 1 koord met 9 grote belletjes

 

 

 

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ENERGY BARS - ENERGY CHIMES - POWER CHIMES

Power chimes

An intense cymbal-like sound is created through a massive aluminum stick that is attached to a beech wood block.
Comes with a mallet.
Available in following versions:

small, tuned in a´´´, 14 x 5 x 3 cm
medium, tuned in e´´´, 16 x 5 x 3 cm
large, tuned in a´´, 19 x 5 x 3 cm
3-tone energy chime, tuned in a´´, e´´´, a´´´, 18 x 6 x 3,5 cm

 

Meinl energy chimes

The MEINL Planetary Tuned Energy Chime - Earth - 2177,60 Hz / C7#

  • Length: 17.42 cm
  • Width: 3.4 cm
  • Height: 4.6 cm
  • NET Weight: 140 g
  • Tuning: 2177,60 Hz / C7# - A4/a' 440 Hz  432.09 Hz
  • Features:
    • Handcrafted masterpiece
    • Silver anodized aluminum alloy
    • Exact fine tuning
    • Includes wooden beater
    • Hot-branded logo and tuning info
    • Made in Thailand

Meinl energy chimes

flower of life

The MEINL "Flower of Life" Energy Chime - 2048 Hz / C7

  • Length: 17.5 cm
  • Width: 3.4 cm
  • Height: 4.6 cm
  • NET Weight: 136 g
  • Tuning: 2048 Hz / C7 - A4/a' 440 Hz  430.54 Hz
  • Features:
    • Handcrafted masterpiece
    • Silver anodized aluminum alloy
    • Exact fine tuning
    • Includes wooden beater
    • Hot-branded logo and tuning info
    • Made in Thailand

Meinl energy chimes

Meinl energy bars

The MEINL Planetary Tuned Energy Chime - Chakra Set

  • 1 Set with 7 Energy Chimes
    • Energy Chime 1: Root Chakra - Muladhara (Survival) - Synodic Day 3106,88 Hz / G7
    • Energy Chime 2: Sacral Chakra - Swadhisthana (Sexuality) - Synodic Moon 3366,72 Hz / G7#
    • Energy Chime 3: Navel Chakra - Manipura (Power) - Sun 2019,52 Hz / B6
    • Energy Chime 4: Heart Chakra - Anahata (Love) - Earth 2177,60 Hz / C7#
    • Energy Chime 5: Throat Chakra - Vishuddha (Communication) - Mercury 2260,32 Hz / C7#
    • Energy Chime 6: Brow Chakra - Ajna (Intuition) - Venus 3539,68 Hz / A7
    • Energy Chime 7: Crown Chakra - Sahasrara (Spirituality) - Platonic Year 2752,96 Hz / F7
  • NET Weight: 1550 g
  • Features:
    • Handcrafted masterpiece
    • Silver anodized aluminum alloy
    • Exact fine tuning
    • Includes wooden beater
    • Hot-branded logo and tuning info
    • optional carry case
    • Made in Thailand

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TUBE CHIMES

listen to the tubechimes ...

The particularity of the tube chimes is their very long sustain. According to the size it lasts between 1 and 2 minutes. Copper tubes from lie horizontally in elastic threads on a frame of ash-tree. They are struck with sticks from hard rubber which are covered with felt or cloth. One can put hand-resonators over the vibrating soundtubes - these are tubes from aluminium, which have an especially tuned aircolumn - and so they modulate their echo.

Tube chimes are available in different pentatonic and diatonic scales with a range of two octaves.

D Pentatonic- two octaves - L 69cm x B 59cm
 
 
 
C# Raga HANSADWANI - A=432Hz - L 69cm x B 62cm
The Call of the Swan - Sa Re Ga Pa Ni Sa (C# D# F G# C C#)
Evening raga, for Celebration and Happiness
 
C Diatonic tenor range - two octaves - L 100cm x B 71cm
 

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THE AWAKENING BELL

Awakening Bell

An instrument for sound healing and relaxation. Developed in partnership with jazz great Jack DeJohnette, world renowned sound therapist Dr. John Beaulieu and Woodstock Chimes founder/musician Garry Kvistad.

When the Awakening Bell is sounded, the long overtones of the bell naturally puts the listener into a Theta state, which is a relaxed state characterized by deep calm. The tone of the Awakening Bell resonates with an area of the brain that helps control stress. Through this resonance we experience a lightness and sense of well being.

Awakening BellThe Awakening Bell can be played two ways. Tap it and listen to the overtones, or rub it (Tibetan Singing Bowl style) and make it sing. The Awakening Bells comes with an instruction booklet that includes background information on the bell and explains how to play the bell (both styles of playing).

Note: the Awakening Bell also has holes in it so it can be a stand to hold your tuning forks.

 

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KLOKKENSPEL - KLOKKENSPIEL - GLOCKENSPIEL

klokkenspel

Metallofoon met 8 kleurgecodeerde staven.

klokkenspiel

Gebogen metallofoon met 8 kleurgecodeerde staven.

 

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WIND CHIMES - WINDORGEL - WINDKLOK - WINDBEL - CARILLONS - MOBILES - MOBIELTJES
Shanti windchimes

Na meer dan 20 jaar is de productie van de prachtige Shanti windchimes in 2009 stopgezet. Intussen zijn twee nieuwe bedrijfjes opgestart die opnieuw fantastische windorgeltjes produceren: KOSHI en ZAPHIR (zie hieronder).

Après plus de 20 ans, la production des superbes carillons Shanti a cessée en 2009. Entretemps deux nouvelles entreprises ont été créées: KOSHI et ZAPHIR (voir ci-dessous).

After more than 20 years, Shanti stopped its production in 2009. Two new companies were founded to produce similar chimes: KOSHI and ZAPHIR (see hereunder).

 

Zaphir windchimes

Zaphir windchimes

Zaphir

De Zaphir windgong is een echt muziekinstrument. Ieder onderdeel is door gekwalificeerde ambachtslui volgens het oorspronkelijke Shanti ontwerp met de hand geassembleerd in hun atelier aan de voet van de Pyreneeën.

Acht staafjes zijn met zilver aan een metalen plaat gelast aan de onderkant van de resonantie buis. Nauwkeurig afgestemd ontstaat een spel van heldere, boventoonrijke tonen. De boventonen van de kortere staafjes gaan geleidelijk aan overheersen en worden zo de grondtoon. Iedere chime heeft een specifieke magische klankkleur en kan samen met de andere types bespeeld worden. Breng de gong voorzichtig aan zijn touwtje in beweging, of laat het opgehangen aan het plafond, een muur of een tak met de wind spelen. Een kristalhelder ontspannend geluid zal u snel betoveren. Dit en een nieuwe manier van stemmen geeft het geluid nog meer diepte en rijkere boventonen.

Alle windorgeltjes hebben dezelfde afmetingen. De lengte is +/- 125 mm, de diameter +/- 65 mm. Het geluid van de Zaphir windorgeltjes is ook absoluut geweldig voor kinderen. Maar om veiligheidsredenen moeten ze niet worden gegeven in handen van kinderen jonger dan drie jaar oud.

 

le carillon ZAPHIR
La fabrication de ces carillons, bien connus depuis 1992 sous la marque Shanti, a été complètement innovée en 2010, afin de pouvoir assurer à nouveau la création d' un instrument de qualité, avec un son cristalin riche en harmoniques. Grâce à 25 ans d'expérience dans la création de ces carillons, et en étroite coopération avec les artisans qualifiés de notre atelier, le carillon, "Zapir" est maintenant, à nouveau, disponible en diverses nouvelles tonalités et couleurs.

Tonalités et accordage: les melodies des 5 tonalités respectives ont été obtenues par l'accordage des 8 cordes , chaqune à une différente longueur bien précise et soudées à l'argent dans une rondelle en métal. Après l'assemblage de l'instrument dans la tube de résonance, le carillon est à nouveau accordé à la main, à fin de raffiner l'interaction des harmoniques fondamentales dans un mouvement circulaire et infini.

Les dimensions du carillon corroborent les principes naturels de l'équilibre liées au "nombre d'or", se révèlent fondamentals pour la qualité des ondes sonores. dimension cylindre : hauteur +/-125mm, largeur +/-65 mm.

Boîte de résonance: la paroi de la boîte de résonance consiste de couches très fines en cellulose de bois 'longue fibres', calandrées sous haute pression Par un enroulement spiralé et étanche des multiples couches, un cylindre fin, dur et flexible est obtenu; des qualités acoustiques indispensables afin d'assurer le timbre chaud du son cristallin du Carillon Zaphir.

Décoration: pour sa decoration une technique bien specifique de marbrure "la peinture à l'huile sur l'eau" a été développée par notre atelier, ce qui donne au carillon son design unique dans une gamme de 20+1 nouvelles couleurs.

Protection: l'extérieur de la boite de résonance a été protégé par une couche vernis à base d'eau, "Ecolabel, normes Jouet - EN71-3" ; l'intérieur par une peinture à base d'eau, "Green Label", Les pièces en bois, teintées noir, ont été cirés.

Entretien: pour une utilisation à l'extérieur; nettoyer et repasser une couche de vernis à base d'eau, de temps à autre.

L'expérience nous montre que nos carillons sont simplement très résistants ; après bien des années, la mélodie crystalline risque de vous surprendre, à nouveau, . . et encore . . !

Son utilisation: Les différentes tonalités avec chacune leur timbre spécifique, combinées avec leur design coloré, permettent d'associer les fréquences naturelles des saisons, des éléments et des chakra's. Elles sont souvent utilisées au travers de thérapies sonores pour la relaxation ou le bien-être ... Malgré l'effet magique du carillon sur les bébés et les enfants, ce n'est pas un jouet, le tenir hors de portée des plus-petits...
Balancez doucement le carillon en le maintenant par son cordon ... A l'extérieur, le placer à l'abri de la pluie... Une brise légère suffira à vous surprendre sur une mélodie inattendue...

 

The ZAPHIR windchime is an authentic musical instrument. Each part is being hand made by dedicated craftsman in the Zaphir workshop in the heart of the Pyrenees, in the original design that was created for the Shantis. Eight rods of different length are welded with silver into a metal plate at the base of the resonance tube. Through precise tuning of the different tonal ranges - following the natural principles of the law of equilibrium, called "the Golden Ratio" - the harmonic progression of tones switching into overtones gets into a circular flow.

All Zaphir chimes have the same dimensions. Cylindre: Length +/-125 mm, diameter +/- 65mm.

Use: The different tunings and specific timbres of the Zaphir chimes, combined with their coloured design, may join the natural frequencies of seasons, the elements, or chakras, and are often used in sound therapies, for relaxation or healing. Allthough the sound has a wonderful effect on babies and children, the chime is not a toy. Hold the instrument by the upper cord and move it gently. Outside, sheltered from rain a light breeze will stirr an unexpected melody... . All chimes are the same size: cylindrical, height +/-12,5 cm, width +/- 6,5 cm, weight 155 gr. Zaphir chimes come in several tunings, each with its specific magic timbre, and in seven basic colours with a choice of different shades.

 

Er zijn 5 melodiën beschikbaar ... Cinq accords sont disponibles, chacun ayant son propre timbre magique ... Following 5 tunings are available:
listen to the Crystalide Zaphir chime... Crystalide (= Shanti #2 "Kristalheldere dageraad - Aube Crystalline - Crystal Morning") merlyn webshop

De lente, het ontwaken, helder en fonkelend.
Le printemps, à l'éveil de la nature, des plantes et des animaux. Le son est clair et éclatant comme les étoiles.
Springtime, the awakening, clear & sparkling.

Sol Si Re Sol La Si Re La (G B D G A B D A)


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Stralende zomer, viering.
La chaleur d'un été rayonnent. Il fait penser à des fêtes, à la célébration de la vie.
Radiant summer sound, celebration.

La Do# Sol# Si Do# Mi Sol# Mi (A C# G# B C# E G# E)


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Kleurrijke herfst, overvloed.
L'automne avec tout ses magnifiques couleurs et sa chaleur apaisante. Il peut éveiller des pensées d'abondance et de confiance.
Colorful autumn, abundance.

Mi Sol Si Do Mi Sol Si Do (E G B C E G B C)


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Sufi
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Spiral Dance

Fa La Re Fa La Sol La Re (F A D F A G A D)


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Blue Moon
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Winter, stilte.
Hiver, silence.
Winter, twinkeling silence.

Re Fa La Si Do Mi La# Do (D F A B C E A# C)

De beschikbare kleuren en hun nuances ... les couleurs disponibles ... the basic colours with a choice of different shades

 

Koshi windchimes

Koshi windchimes

Koshi windchimes

Koshi windchimes

Op basis van zijn 21 jaar ervaring en succes heeft Kabir, de mede-uitvinder van de legendarische Shanti windchimes, een nieuwe windgong ontworpen, met andere materialen, een nieuw design en nieuwe melodieën.

De 'Koshi' windgong is een echt muziekinstrument, een originele creatie van hoge kwaliteit. Elke Koshi chime is handgemaakt aan de voet van de Pyreneën en is het resultaat van nauwgezet vakmanschap. Acht staafjes zijn met zilver aan een metalen plaat gelast aan de onderkant van de resonantie buis. Nauwkeurig afgestemd ontstaat een spel van heldere, boventoonrijke tonen. De boventonen van de kortere staafjes gaan geleidelijk aan overheersen en worden zo de grondtoon. Koshi wind chimes zijn verkrijgbaar in vier melodieën (Terra, Aqua, Aria & Ignis). Iedere chime heeft een specifieke magische klankkleur en kan samen met de andere types bespeeld worden. De klankbuis bestaat uit bamboefineer en is behandeld met natuurlijke olie. Breng de gong voorzichtig aan zijn touwtje in beweging, of laat het opgehangen aan het plafond, een muur of een tak met de wind spelen. Een kristalhelder ontspannend geluid zal u snel betoveren.

Bamboe fineer is veel sterker dan natuurlijk bamboe. Een echte "resonantiebuis" met hoge akoestische eigenschappen wordt gemaakt met dunne laagjes bamboe. Dit en een nieuwe manier van stemmen geeft het geluid nog meer diepte en rijkere boventonen. De diameter van de buis is 6,3 cm en de lengte 16,5 cm, 4cm langer dan de voormalige Shantis. De Koshi kan vermoedelijk buitenshuis gebruikt worden. Net als alle houten voorwerpen, moeten ze dan regelmatig worden behandeld met een beschermende olie. Door gebrek aan langdurige tests, kan de fabrikant helaas het gebruik buitenshuis nog niet helemaal garanderen. Het geluid van de Koshi windorgeltjes is ook absoluut geweldig voor kinderen. Maar om veiligheidsredenen moeten ze niet worden gegeven in handen van kinderen jonger dan drie jaar oud.

 

Sur la base de 21 ans d’expérience et de succès, Kabir, l’inventeur des carillons Shanti, a développé un nouveau carillon, avec d’autres matériaux, un nouveau design et de nouvelles mélodies.

Le carillon ‘Koshi’, véritable instrument musical, est une création originale de haute qualité. Fabriqué au pied des montagnes pyrénéennes, chaque carillon est le fruit d'une technique artisanale raffinée. Huit cordes sont soudées à l’argent dans une rondelle de métal fixée à la base d’une caisse de résonance cylindrique. L’accord précis crée un jeu de tons riche en harmoniques. Les harmoniques des cordes les plus courtes dominent graduellement et deviennent des notes fondamentales, formant ainsi une série sonore circulaire. Le carillon Koshi est disponible en quatre accords (Terra, Aqua, Aria & Ignis). Chacun a son propre timbre magique et peut être joué harmonieusement avec tous les autres. Le tube est constitué de placage de bambou traité avec de l’huile naturelle. Balancez doucement le carillon en le maintenant par son cordon: le son cristallin et relaxant vous enchantera. Suspendu, il jouera avec le vent et vous emmènera au loin sur une mélodie inattendue.

Du placage de bambou a été utilisé parce que celui-ci est plus solide que le bambou naturel. Un véritable "tube de résonance", d’une haute qualité acoustique, est fabriqué avec des fines couches de bambou. Cela, et une nouvelle technique d’accordage, donne au son plus de profondeur et enrichit les harmoniques. Le diamètre du tube est de 6,3 cm et la longueur est de 16,5 cm, 4 cm de plus que les anciens Shantis. Les carillons Koshi devraient bien durer en extérieur. Cependant, comme avec tous les objets en bois, ils doivent être traités avec une huile protectrice. Je dois admettre que pour l’instant je ne peux vous donner aucune garantie, n’ayant pas assez de recul dans le temps. Le son des carillons est absolument merveilleux pour des enfants. Mais pour des raisons de sécurité, ils devraient être mis hors de la portée des enfants de moins de trois ans.

 

Based on 21 years of experience and success, Kabir, the inventor of the world renowned Shanti chimes, has developed a new chime, with different materials, a new design and new melodies.

The ‘Koshi’ chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. Eight chords are welded with silver into the metal plate at the base of the resonance tube. Precise tuning creates a play of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter chords gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range. Koshi chimes come in four tunings (Terra, Aqua, Aria & Ignis). Each has a specific magic timbre and can be played harmoniously with all others. The tube, made in our workshop, consists of bamboo veneer treated with natural oil. Move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline, relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder. Outside, as it plays with the wind it will carry you away on an unexpected melody.

I have used bamboo veneer as it is much stronger than the natural bamboo. A true “resonance tube” of a high acoustic quality is made with thin layers of bamboo. This and a new tuning technique that I developed give the sound even more depth and enrich the harmonics. The diameter of the tube is 6,3 cm and the height is 16,5 cm., 4cm longer than the former Shantis. The Koshi chimes should be good for outdoors use. However, like all wooden objects, they must be regularly treated with a protective oil. I have to admit that for now, without time experience I can’t yet give any guarantee. The sound of the chimes is most wonderful for children. But for security reasons they should not be given in hands of children under three years old.

KOSHI SOUND SAMPLES
koshi
koshi
koshi
koshi
Terra
Aqua
Aria
Ignis
♪ G C E F G C E G
♪ A D F G A D F A
♪ A C E A B C E B
♪ G B D G B D G A
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koshi koshi koshi koshi
 
listen to the 4 Koshis in sequence
listen to all 4 Koshi chimes in sequence...
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WOODSTOCK CHIMES

Woodstock Chimes

wind chime

 

"Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. We design and sell the world-famous Woodstock Chimes and distribute a line of award-winning musical instruments and toys called the Woodstock Music Collection. My wife, Diane, and I started Woodstock Percussion, Inc. in 1979. We are a family-owned business located in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. In addition to being the founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, I am a professional musician. I tour and record with the world-renowned percussion group, NEXUS, as well as with Steve Reich. My background in music explains my strong commitment to fine tuning and great sound - which is what makes our products appealing to everyone and unique to the gift industry. I am proud of every product we make and hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do."

Garry Kvistad Founder & CEO Woodstock Chimes

Every part of a Woodstock Chime is weather protected. Over time, however, those layers of protection can begin to wear. To enjoy your Woodstock Chime for years to come, we suggest you hang it in an area that is not exposed to long term direct sunlight and periodically clean it with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

 
feng shui wind chimes

Feng Shui Chimes - 5 elements - L 39cm

The original musical scale for these chimes was derived through chance and divination, by casting coins and referencing the I Ching. It is named for the ancient Chinese system of Feng Shui, believed to facilitate the positive flow of qi (or energy flow). One of the basic principles of Feng Shui is the theory of five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each chime represents its Feng Shui element with a specific colored stone and Chinese character.

Wood Aventurine accents - renewing energy - color = green
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Fire Carnelian accents - creative energy - color = red
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Earth Tigers Eye accents - nurturing energy - color = brown
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Metal Hematite accents - centering energy - color = gray
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Water Sodalite accents - calming energy - color = blue
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These chimes carry a lifetime tuning guarantee.


Butterfly chime

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Butterfly chime - L 53cm

This chime's light, airy tones complement the butterfly's carefree dance.

In Robert Frost's first published poem, My Butterfly, he pays homage to the ephemeral beauty of this exquisite creature. We designed this wind chime to do the same. Its gentle tones seem to float on the breeze just like the butterfly as it flutters about our gardens.

It seems forever--
Since first I saw thee glance,
With all the dazzling other ones,
In airy dalliance,
-- From My Butterfly, by Robert Frost

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.


Chakra chime

 

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Chakra chimeChakra chime - L 46,9cm

Tuned to the chakra frequencies, this windchime features 7 chakra stones.

The 7 stones of this wind chime's clapper are aligned in an ascending column, just as the seven chakras are aligned along the spine in the human body.

Woodstock Chakra Chimes combine color and sound to underscore the ancient meaning of the major energy centers of the human body. Eastern Philosophy can be difficult for the Western scientific mind to assimilate and yet, many of the eastern claims are being proven scientifically as the time-honored truths that they are. According to the traditions, there are 7 basic chakras, which correlate to the seven main nerve ganglia emanating from the spinal column, as revealed through modern studies of physiology. Each Chakra location has a unique meaning, orientation and healing potential. Woodstock Chakra Chimes are intended to remind us of the strength of mind over matter and, through sound, give us a small window into the balance of the physical and metaphysical.

The 7 Chakras are:

  • Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra. Its color is violet, and it is related to thought and self-knowledge. It is represented by amethyst.
  • Ajna: The Brow Chakra. Its color is indigo, and it is related to intuition and clarity. It is represented by lapis.
  • Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra. Its color it turquoise, and it is related to sound and self-expression. It is represented by turquoise.
  • Anahata: The Heart Chakra. Its color is green, and it is related to love and compassion. It is represented by aventurine.
  • Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra. Its color is yellow, and it is related to growth and personal power. It is represented by citrine.
  • Svadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra. Its color is orange, and it is related to creativity and enthusiasm. It is represented by carnelian.
  • Muladhara: The Base Chakra. Its color is red, and it is related to physical identity and self-preservation. It is represented by red coral.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.


Gregorian chimes

Gregorian chimes

Calm and uplifting - offers a peaceful respite from the hectic world.

Experience the inner quiet that comes from listening to the peaceful patterns of Gregorian chant. Tuned to a medieval scale, this wind chime echoes the vocal music that has been sung as a part of daily devotionals and meditation in the monasteries and churches of Western Europe for more than a thousand years. Many believe this music to have remarkable healing powers. The sound is beautiful, relaxing and mysteriously compelling. Like the free-flowing monophonic lines of the chant, this windchime's resonant tones will surround the listener as the sounds linger in the breeze.

All of the Woodstock Gregorian Chimes - Baritone, Tenor & Alto - harmonize beautifully together.

Baritone L 142,2 cm
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Tenor L 104,1 cm
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Alto L 73,7 cm
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This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.


Rainfall chimes

Habitats Rainfall chime - L 79cm

The cascading sound and look of this spiral chime reminds us of rainfall which nourishes the earth and brings life to all environments.

Our Woodstock Habitats series celebrates the variety of nature around us. From butterflies to blue whales, the Earth teems with life. Areas that sustain life are called habitats, and each habitat is part of an interconnected system that makes the richness of our life on Earth possible.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.


Jade chime

Jade chime - L 55cm

Jade chimeTuned using the Golden Ratio, this is a sophisticated, elegant chime.

The enchanting sound of this wind chime is the result of a special tuning using the "Golden Ratio." This ratio, discovered by the ancient Greeks, can be found throughout nature. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia and comes in a variety of shades from creamy sea foam to deep emerald. Jade was often used for buttons, beads and other decorations. Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth and a desire to expand your horizons. We blended jade-colored stones with other accents to create this beautiful windchime. Let our Jade Chime help to promote change, growth and balance in your life.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Chimes of Java

Chimes of Java - L 127cm

This exotic-sounding windchime is tuned to the scale of the gamelan degung.

This deep sounding wind chime takes you to the volcanic South Pacific, where magical music is heard every day on the Indonesian island of Java. Tuned to the musical scale of the gamelan degung (suggested to us by the pioneer American composer/instrument builder, Lou Harrison), the Javanese orchestra's intrinsically beautiful music combines simple elements to produce intricate textures. This lush, shimmering sound captivated and inspired musicians from the West such as Claude Debussy and Erik Satie. In fact, Satie first heard a Javanese gamelan orchestra play at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and incorporated its hypnotic effects in his exotic work, Gnossienne. The Chimes of Java will inspire and hypnotize you as you listen to its mysterious melodies.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Chimes of Lun

Chimes of Lun - L 91,4cm

This windchime has a distinctly Chinese tuning that celebrates one of the world's oldest cultures.

The feeling created by this relaxing and tranquil wind chime is credited to an ancient Chinese pentatonic scale introduced in the 27th century BC by Ling Lun, a court musician under Emperor Huang-ti, the legendary Yellow Emperor. Lun first played this musical scale on pan pipes cut from different lengths of bamboo.¿In Chinese mythology, Lun was said to have created bamboo flutes which made the sounds of many birds, including the mythical phoenix.¿The perfect fifth, the basis of the pentatonic scale, is expressed by the ratio 3:2. Lun designed his flutes based on this principle, believing the relationship of 3 to 2 represented the harmony that exists between heaven and earth. In ancient China, music was seen as central to well-being and longevity.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Chimes of Olympos

Chimes of Olympos - L 91,4cm

The Chimes of Olympos is tuned to an ancient Greek pentatonic scale.

The original Woodstock Chime!

This mysterious and soothing wind chime plays the ancient Greek pentatonic scale devised by Olympos, Phrygian flutist and lyre player of the seventh century B.C. Olympos is given credit for the introduction of the flute into Greece from Phrygia, thus adding a new instrumental sound to that country. It is said that Olympos was also very inventive with rhythm as well which may just qualify him as the original King of Rhythm and Blues. Because of these contributions, Plutarch, the Greek historian and biographer, named Olympos the father of Greek music. Nearly three thousand years later, the bluesy scale of Olympos, tuned in the pure system of "just intonation," is still heard today on the Japanese koto and on a Woodstock Chime.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Chimes of Orpheus

Chimes of Orpheus - L 137,2cm

Thick-walled tubes are dramatic to look at and offer resonance that lasts.

Our Windsinger Chimes series combines computer-age technology with the very finest artistry and craftsmanship, allowing you to experience a whole new dimension of beautiful sound. Made from super-think-walled aluminum tubes which are specially-suspended, these wind chimes resonate much longer than other windchimes, bathing you in waves of enduring harmony every time the wind blows.

The Chimes of Orpheus pay tribute to the son of the muse Calliope. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was known as a gifted poet and singer who had the ability to charm all living creatures with his song.

Woodstock Windsinger Chimes are musically-tuned using an ancient system known as "just intonation." This means the frequencies at which the different tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the purest, most beautiful musical intervals. This chime is tuned to an ancient Chinese pentatonic scale. Hang the Chimes of Orpheus in your garden and let it charm all who visit your home.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Pocket Chakra chime

Pocket Chakra chime - L 29,9cm

Features seven stones, one for each of the seven chakras.

The seven stones of this wind chime are aligned in an ascending column, just as the seven chakras are aligned along the spine in the human body.

Woodstock Chakra Chimes combine color and sound to underscore the ancient meaning of the major energy centers of the human body. Eastern Philosophy can often be difficult for the Western scientific mind to assimilate and yet, many of the eastern claims are being proven scientifically as the time-honored truths that they are. According to the traditions, there are seven basic chakras, which correlate to the seven main nerve ganglia emanating from the spinal column, as revealed through modern studies of physiology. Each Chakra location has a unique meaning, orientation and healing potential. Woodstock Chakra Chimes are intended to remind us of the strength of mind over matter and, through sound, give us a small window into the balance of the physical and metaphysical.

The 7 Chakras are:

  • Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra. Its color is violet, and it is related to thought and self-knowledge. It is represented by amethyst.
  • Ajna: The Brow Chakra. Its color is indigo, and it is related to intuition and clarity. It is represented by lapis.
  • Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra. Its color it turquoise, and it is related to sound and self-expression. It is represented by turquoise.
  • Anahata: The Heart Chakra. Its color is green, and it is related to love and compassion. It is represented by aventurine.
  • Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra. Its color is yellow, and it is related to growth and personal power. It is represented by citrine.
  • Svadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra. Its color is orange, and it is related to creativity and enthusiasm. It is represented by carnelian.
  • Muladhara: The Base Chakra. Its color is red, and it is related to physical identity and self-preservation. It is represented by red jasper.

This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.

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Precious stones chime

Precious Stones chime - L 30,5cm

In Feng Shui, crystals bring good energy to an auspicious area of the home.

Our Woodstock Precious Stones Chimes - Crystal incorporates faceted glass crystal accents, making it as eye-catching as it is pleasing to the ear. In Feng Shui, crystals are often used to bring good energy to an auspicious area of your home.

The Woodstock Precious Stones Chimes is a series of small wind chimes designed using colorful and meaningful accents.

 

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Temple Bells trio

Temple Bells Trio - L 62,2cm

Inspired by ancient Chinese bells, a trio of bells offers a restful tone.

Bells have been used throughout the ages to accompany dance, to provide comfort and to warn of possible danger. The Chinese were the first to control the pitch or note of a bell, making it possible for them to play tunes. Soon bells were being used to accompany worship. On New Year's Eve the bells in Buddhist temples are rung 108 times, once for each of the 108 worldly desires.

In the East bells have become very important and are often decorated with significant symbols. For centuries, tuned bells have been suspended in homes and temples to ward off evil and attract good luck and prosperity. Woodstock Temple Bells are inspired by these ancient bells and work in harmony with the wind to create gentle, soothing tones.

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Garden bells

Garden Bells - L 61cm

One of our best-selling products; a creative sculpture for the garden!

Woodstock Garden Bells are a unique sculpture designed to add beauty and charm to the home or garden. Adapted from an original design by artist and musician Ron Snider, they are handcrafted using solid brass bells for excellent sound. Woodstock Garden Bells feature nine beautiful brass cups on long wire stems mounted to a weather-resistant GardenStone base. Place your Garden Bells on a walkway and your guests won't be able to resist announcing their arrival by ringing these bells. Of course, this bouquet of brass cups is just as beautiful when placed inside too, where the lightest touch will create soft and soothing music..

This bell is not powered by the wind; they are people and animal powered! Put birdseed in the bell cups - the action of the birds makes the bells move and ring. Or place the bells close to a walkway so people walking by brush up against the bells and make them ring.

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NATURE's MELODY CHIMES

wind chime

 

Nature's Melody is the premier seller of high quality wind chimes. Using only the best components and tuned by master craftsmen, these musically sounding chimes make a wonderful gift for you and your friends.

This modern designed chime is a fit for every home. It is made entirely of aluminum. The six tubes are musically tuned to individual pentatonic scale producing a rich and soothing sound. With the easy hanging S hook, it can be hung anywhere around the house without the hassle of taking out your toolbox.

  • Six recycled-aluminum tubes with durable powder coat black finish
  • Thick tubing wall creates a longer lasting tone
  • Each tube is precision tuned to individual pentatonic scale
  • Hang under a roof overhang, or on a tree with its easy-hanging S hook
  • Suitable for outdoor use

De moderne vormgegeving van deze windgongen past bij ieder huisstijl. Volledig vervaardigd uit aluminium. De zes klankbuizen zijn stuk voor stuk gestemd volgens een pentatonische toonladder en geven een rijk en rustgevend geluid. Met de eenvoudige S-haak kan de windgong overal makkelijk in en om het huis opgehangen worden.

  • Zes buizen uit gerecycleerd aluminium, met een duurzame poedercoating in zwart
  • De dikwandige buizen creëren een toon de lang aanhoudt
  • Iedere klankbuis is met veel precisie harmonisch gestemd volgens een pentatonische toonladder
  • Hang het windorgel onder a afdak of aan een boom, met de grote S-haak.
  • Geschikt voor zowel binnen als buiten

 

Aureole Tunes AT88BK - L 223cm
 
Aureole Tunes AT65BK - L 165cm
 

Aureole Tunes AT42BK - L 106cm

Jade chime

 
Jade chime
 

Chimes of Lun

listen to the Terra Koshi chime...
listen to the Terra Koshi chime...
 
listen to the Terra Koshi chime...
WINDCHIMES VOOR BUITEN - WINDCHIMES FOR OUTDOORS - CARILLONS POUR L'EXTERIEUR
windchime outdoorswindchime outdoorswindchime outdoors

Deze fantastische windchimes creeëren een magisch sfeertje, doordat ze lange tijd blijven naklinken en hun klank met momenten aanzwelt en dan terug wegebt. De wind blaast op de windschijf en doet zo de klopper tegen de klankstaven slaan. Tegelijkertijd brengt de wind één of meerdere horizontale resonatoren in beweging. Die heen- en weergaande beweging doet een zacht golvend ritme ontstaan waardoor de klank luider en dan weer stiller wordt.

Klankstaven, resonatoren en windschijf zijn vervaardigd uit koper. De ophangbeugel is uit ijzer. De metaaloppervlakten zijn onbehandeld. Hierdoor kunnen er mooie kleurschakeringen ontstaan wanneer de chime buiten wordt gehangen en onderhevig wordt aan de verschillende weersomstandigheden. De klank wordt hierdoor evenwel niet beïnvloed! Deze windchimes bestaan in verschillende toonhoogten en afmetingen.

luister naar enkele windchimes ... luister naar enkele windchimes

 

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ELFENKLOKJES- ELFENHUISJES
elfenhuis

Elfenhuisjes: Een driehoekvormig bronzen plaatje wordt voor een resonantiekastje gehangen, dat vervaardigd is uit hooggebrande Keramiek. Wanneer de wind nu het metalen plaatje en de holle kleivorm in beweging zet, ontstaat een kristalheldere, warme klank.

Het Elfenhuisje komt het best tot zijn recht, wanneer je 'm in een boom hangt.

luister naar enkele elfenhuisjes ... luister naar enkele elfenhuisjes

elfenklokjes

Elfenklokjes: Twee driehoekvormig bronzen plaatjes - het ene een octaaf hoger gestemd dan het andere - zijn zodanig opgehangen, dat de wind ze tegen mekaar aan slaat. Hierdoor ontstaan fijne, hoge, magische klanken.

luister naar het elfenklokje ... luister naar het elfenklokje

 

 

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KUTU WAPA - WAH WAH TUBE

If you pound the end of the aluminum tube a long and clear buzzing sound is created which can be modified to a vibrato or "wahwah" sound by regulating the opening of the hole in the tube. While you play it open and close the sound hole with your thumb. With mallet.

listen to the Kutu Wapa ... Kutu Wapa mini, Ø 3cm, length 18cm, pitch b´ - This small kutu wapa is great for little hands and sound amazingly full and loud.
listen to the Kutu Wapa ... Kutu Wapa small, Ø 4cm, length 28cm, pitch e´
listen to the Kutu Wapa ... Kutu Wapa large, Ø 6,25cm, length 32cm, pitch c´
listen to the Kutu Wapa ... Kutu Wapa large and a bucket of water

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MANJIRA - DENGSHAW - BÖN BELL - BÖNPO SHANG BELL - POMBU

Bön BellBön BellThe Bönpo Shang is one of the world's oldest shamanic Sound Tools, and quite possibly the oldest metal sound tool, predating the gong. It's history dates back to the ancient kingdom of ZhangZhung, and is mentioned in writings attributed to the founder of Bon, Tonpa Shenrab. The instrument existed at the time of Lord Shenrab (18,000BC according to some historians), and may be considerably older according to sources in the Bon community.

The instrument is found in other shamanic traditions in the Himalayas, Tibet, Bhutan, Yunnan, Tuva, Mongolia, and as far north as the Buriyat Republic.

Nowadays, the Bönpo Shang is often used in Mindfulness as an instrument to refocus.

 

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VOETBELLEN - FOOTBELLS

footbells

India, with its wonderful tradition of different dances, is the source of these belly dance bells. Rows of bells are sewn onto fine velvet or cotton. Especially suitable to accompany drumming.

 

 

 

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GONGS

The Gong is the spirit song.
It is the primal whisper of the soul.
Its sound is the echo of the Original Word that created the world,
The sound within all sounds.
Listen with outer and inner ears.
Feel its pulsations and let
the millions of vibrations danc
and flow through your senses.

listen to the gong ...

"On a practical level the sound of the Gong has been found to be essential in the removal of stress, the invigoration of the creative and imaginative faculties and the ability to adjust to changing times in our modern world. On a more mythical level, the gong's universal power is unsurpassed in the spiritual upliftment of the mind. Come and receive angelic guidance and protection, regain the creative and intuitive faculties you had in previous incarnations. Use the sound to invigorate your vital force and experience the deepest meditative states of timelessness and bliss." For centuries the Wuhan Province in China has been producing Chinese TamTams (black-gold-black) and Feng Gongs (gold only). The instrument is commonly used in traditional operas, folk music and in ancient rituals. We personally sort through thousands of gongs to choose the best quality.

Bij Merlyn bieden wij verschillende soorten gongs aan:

MEINL GONGS - made in Germany

The Flower of Life tuning represents the origin of all things through sacred geometry. The collaboration of numbers, shapes, and vibration belongs to the oldest myths of mankind. It is the strive to connect with our origin and to understand oneself. The frequencies of the Flower of Life Collection is one step on the journey to this goal.

The Flower of Life Gong is the sonic metaphor of the creative primordial sound.

flower of life gong

Meinl "Flower of Life" gong - 91cm

The MEINL Flower of Life - 36" / 91 cm - Gong - 64 Hz / C2

  • NET Weight: 11 kg
  • Handcrafted masterpiece
  • Made in Germany
  • Nickelsilver
  • Exact fine tuning through hand-hammering
  • Printed logo and tuning info
  • Including cover and MEINL gloves

Meinl gong

Meinl "Flower of Life" gong - 61cm

The MEINL Flower of Life - 24" / 61 cm - Gong - 128 Hz / C3

  • NET Weight: 5 kg
  • Handcrafted masterpiece
  • Made in Germany
  • Nickelsilver
  • Exact fine tuning through hand-hammering
  • Printed logo and tuning info
  • Including cover and MEINL gloves

The Earth Gongs are made in Germany in the European gong making tradition. Using the calculations of Hans Cousto (The Cosmic Octave) to match the frequencies of the earth, each gong is tuned to produce the corresponding frequency of 136.10 Hz. These gongs are handcrafted by the gong makers to respond with great sensitivity in all playing applications. Their mysterious sound comes from the countless hours spent handworking the metal. It is atmospheric and soothing.

flower of life gong

Tuning: The frequency of the year, C# with 136.10 Hz is the 32nd octave of the earth year. The base of this tone is the rotation of the earth around the sun. As the frequency of the day influences the body, the frequency of the year influences the soul.

In India this tone is the keynote of sitar and tambura music and is called "sadja" which also means "Father of the others". Also the sacred syllable "OM" is tuned to this tone like mostly all the religous temple music. Many bells and other instruments are tuned to this tone. Who wonders why Hindus talk so much about the soul and transmigration of the soul when knowing that their music is tuned to the frequency of the soul. The ancient Indians arrived at this tone through meditation, it was given to them intuitively and contemplatively by "opening up to the cosmos", whereas we have to calculate it through mathematics and physics. The secret of the profound effects of Indian meditation music depends simply on the fact that it is exactly tuned to the course of events, to the "Tao". That's the rotation of the earth around the sun.

Not only the instruments but also the musicians and the audience are being attuned during the "alapa" (the tuning before the concert) to the everlasting tone, the sadjy. All the participants are in harmony with the cosmos which finds its echo in the human beings, who take part in this meditative music. According to Indian tradition, the sadjy, or "sa" for short, is the everlasting, never ceasing tone and as mentioned before is expressed through the syllable "OM". OM corresponds to the "Amen" in Christian churches. Amen means nothing else than "so be it". The "OM" also expresses "so be it", manifested through the everlasting tone. One can check it out for oneself by listening to original Indian meditation music, or even better meditate with the sound of this Earth gong, humming or singing and letting yourself be impressed by it and so feel the power that lies within it. In that way the tone is to be learned without great effort and by letting the vibrations flow more and more through the body, the whole body slowly becomes the tone. By this we mean not only bringing oneself into harmony with the tone and so with the Tao but also with the praying monks in North India, Tibet and the remaining world, who meditate to the sacred syllable "OM" and all who sing that tone. Only one who has meditated to this tone may have an idea, how deep the relaxing effect of this vibration is and how it calms the soul when one attunes oneself regularly to it.

The frequency of the year is the best oscillation for everyday stress relief, to regain inner peace, open blocked energy pathway and restore balance.

Meinl "Earth" gong - 91cm

The MEINL Earth gong - 36" / 91 cm - 136.10 Hz / C2#

  • NET Weight: 11 kg
  • Handcrafted masterpiece
  • Made in Germany
  • Nickelsilver
  • Exact fine tuning through hand-hammering
  • Printed logo and tuning info
  • Including cover and MEINL gloves
  • Effect: relaxing, soothing, balancing

 

 


SONA GONGS - made in Germany

Sona gongSona gongSONA GONGS worden in Duitsland met de hand vervaardigd door gong-pionier en klanktherapeut Johannes Heimrath, auteur van het boek "The Healing Power of the Gong" uit 1989. Johannes is een absolute perfectionist en levert steeds opnieuw zeerzorgvuldig en precies werk af. Hij is diegene die destijds de mensen van Paiste heeft opgeleid om hun bekende Symphonic Gongs te kunnen produceren, tot wanneer Paiste een andere koers ging varen nadat één van de Paiste broers was omgekomen in een ongeval. Johannes Heimrath werkt nu samen met enkele voormalige Paiste-medewerkers om het geluid van zijn Sona gongs verder te optimaliseren. Bij Merlyn beschikken we over de 55cm Dance gong, de 62cm Meditation gong en de 75cm "Cosmos" gong, maar ook grotere diameters zijn beschikbaar op aanvraag.

Sona gong

Sona Dance gong - 55cm

De Sona Dance Gong is sinds kort in onze winkel verkrijgbaar. Dit is een zeer precies gestemde 55cm gong, gestemd op de Venus toon, A + 20 cent.

Sona gong

Sona Meditation gong - 62cm

De Sona Meditation Gong is sinds kort in onze winkel verkrijgbaar. Dit is een zeer precies gestemde 62cm gong, met een lange, rustige klank.

Sona gong

Sona "Cosmos" gong - 75cm

De Sona "Cosmos" Gong is een platte, relatief dunwandige gong met diameter 75cm. Door de gong gelijkmatig over het membraan aan te slaan, geeft hij zijn mysterieus geluid prijs, van zachte diepe klanken over diep gegrom, krachtige dreunen, indrukwekkende trillingen, stormachtig geluid ... tot explosief geweld. Associaties: groot, wijds, krachtig, mysterieus en ondoorgrondelijk.


CHINESE GONGS - made in China

Tamtam gong

Tam-tam gong (Tamtam gong, Chau gong, Chao gong)

For centuries the Wuhan Province in China has been producing Chinese TamTams (black-gold-black) and Feng Gongs (gold only). Tam-Tams Gongs are built with a thinner center and a thick edge were the metal is folded back. This design focuses the vibration in the center while the outer edge holds the tone until all the overtones are faded and only the tremble of the deepest fundamental tone is audible. Includes a mallet.

The instrument is commonly used in traditional operas, folk music and in ancient rituals. We carefully sort through hundreds of gongs, to choose the best gongs for use in healing, meditation, rituals and ceremonies.

Many people experience being calmed and focused by the Tam-Tams and inspired to meditate. The bronze used to make the Tam-Tams is mixed with a secret mixture of many metals. The mixture of thed dross with the metal causes the black color. Polishing away the dross from an area makes it gold. While the gongs are polished the metal is hardened through hammering and the center is slightly domed.

Tamtam gongs give you a distinct gong sound that is responsive enough to produce rich overtones with an enormously wide range of volume. The sound is very grounding, at the same time melodic with an organic quality, making these gongs very popular with sound therapists.

Vervaardigd in China. 1ste klasse, beste kwaliteit. Tamtams bieden een breed spectrum van overtonen, de trilling is geconcentreerd in het midden, de klank gaat naar binnen.

listen to the Kutu Wapa ...
Feng gong met gongrubber

Feng gong (Feng-Luo, Wind gong)

Feng gongs have the same metal thickness throughout. When played, the entire gong responds with a wide range of overtones, which fade faster than on a Tam-Tam. However, they react faster, more powerfully and are more expressive. Includes a mallet.

For centuries the Wuhan Province in China has been producing Chinese TamTams (black-gold-black) and Feng Gongs (gold only). The instrument is commonly used in traditional operas, folk music and in ancient rituals.

We carefully sort through hundreds of gongs, to choose the best gongs for use in healing, meditation, rituals and ceremonies.

Traditionally Wind Gongs are played with a large soft mallet and possess that authentic and true gong sound typified by brilliant shimmer and can be used to help focus meditation and in spiritual ceremonies. It is said that some monks from Asian temples had the ability to match their voice to the frequency of the gong, bringing the gong into resonance from a distance of several hundreds of feet.

Vervaardigd in China. 1ste klasse, beste kwaliteit. Feng gongs zijn platte schijven, de trilling is explosief en de klank gaat naar buiten. Inclusief klopper.

sun gong

Sun gong

These distinctive quality bronze Sun Gongs are hand made in Wuhan, China. They are slightly convex with no rim, the gong is polished all over except for the distinctive concentric rings. Sun Gongs give you a distinct gong sound that is responsive enough to produce rich overtones with an enormously wide range of volume. The sound is very grounding, at the same time melodic and complex with an organic quality, making these gongs very popular with sound therapists.

Heng-Luo
Heng-Luo Gongs have a strong rim and are brass gold because the dross is completely removed. The Gong has a strong long-lasting sustain which ends softly. Comes with a mallet.

THAI- of BALI GONGS - made in Southeast Asia

Thai gong
"This kind of gong is found in Southeast Asia from Thailand to Bali. The dross has not been removed with this gong and therefore the gong is black. The center is raised to a 'nipple' and the rim is thickened. The sound is incredible and the nipple concentrates the vibration to a clear and overtone-free tune. Comes with mallet."

Thai-gongs zijn gongs met een bolle uitstulping in het midden. 1ste klasse, beste kwaliteit.


accessoires voor gongs

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gongstand Voor gongstatieven ... klik hier

Alle gongs die wij in onze winkel te koop aanbieden, zijn door ons persoonlijk geselecteerd.

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HANG - HANDPAN - HANDSTEELDRUM

De Handpan is een dankbaar muziekinstrument dat op zich vrij makkelijk en intuïtief kan bespeeld worden, waardoor het vaak terug te vinden is in therapeutische toepassingen voor oa. ADHD en autisme. Klanken en muziek worden door deze personen vaak als een veilige en comfortabele manier van communicatie ervaren. Muziek oordeelt niet.

Opgelet: op de 2de hands markt worden verschillende Hangs of Handpans te koop aangeboden aan exhuberante prijzen. Bepaal eerst voor jezelf wat zo'n instrument voor jou werkelijk waard is. Doe niet mee aan de "hype". En ... koop nooit een Hang uit China, want je maakt kans dat je je geld kwijt bent en nooit een instrument ontvangt.

Bij Merlyn bieden wij verschillende soorten Handpans aan:

RAV Drum

About: This is a truly revolutionary instrument in a family of metal tuned percussion. Due to special patented technology there's up to 6 harmonics tuned on each tongue. On a central note of drum there's 7 harmonics tuned. It's possible to separate those harmonics and extend the range of the instrument to full 2 octaves of the scale. Imagine 9 bells tuned to the scale and on each of them all the partials are tuned as well! That's how we would describe the sound of this instrument.

It's fine tuned instrument which can be played by beginners and by professional musicians. It can be used for the stage performances, studio recordings and for healing sound sessions as well. A variety of musical scales is offered to you, allowing you to choose your favorite tuning.

RAV drum

History: Designed to spread his passion and love to other musicians around the globe, Andrey Remyannikov invented a whole new kind of instrument ... the RAV. He first selected the finest steel to work with, then he devoted months to simply pulling the richest sound possible out of the steel. He then selected the most beautiful scales to tune his instruments to, and from there RAV Drums was created. The first RAV steel tongue drum was created in the spring of 2013, and took the world by storm. People loved the RAV. It was the first steel tongue drum to possess a total of four partials per tongue. Multiple different styles of finishes were tested during this time. Varying from paint all the way to nickel, but as time went on it was decided that a raw sounded best for the RAV. Currently Andrey only sells non-coated models of his instruments, although some coated models can be found lurking around the world.

Inspired by the size of Handpans, Andrey decided to dabble into the realm of larger instruments. From these experementations, he created what is known as the RAV Vast. A larger eight tone instrument with a deeper chamber in order to allow for greater resonance of the tones created by the tongues. Yet again he had revolutionized the world of steel tongue drums. The word "Tongue Pan" arose as a result of his creation of the RAV Vast. The word being used to resemble the nature of Handpans, and relates their multi-partial properties to the Vast. Later he decided to make a version of the RAV Vast with thicker steel. This was to help create a fuller sound from the instrument without any amplification required.

The RAV Vast: After months of experimenting, the RAV Vast was born. A larger, fuller sounding nine tone RAV instrument. This instrument is the same size as most Handpans, and has up to six partials tuned per note. In a similar manner to the RAV, after he tuned one RAV Vast, he soon started making them in multiple different scales.

The RAV Vast2: The RAV Vast2 was created as a RAV Vast with thicker steel to make the Vast sound even fuller than the original version. This version of the RAV Vast was made in the early fall of 2015. RAV VAST2 is made from thicker steel (2mm) and it's approx. 15% louder then RAV VAST, but has a bit less overtones. VAST2 is not an improved model of the instrument. It's just a variation with slightly different tone. Some scales works on 1,5mm steel and some works better on 2mm steel.


indrukwekkende demonstratie van de RAV Drum en de Sansula, door Nadishana

 

RAV Vast - Minor Pentatonic: G D F G A# C D F G

  • Size: Ø 52cm
  • Weight: 4.9 kg
  • 1.5mm steel

RAV Vast - Integral: A C E F G A B C E

  • Size: Ø 52cm
  • Weight: 4.9 kg
  • 1.5mm steel

RAV Vast2 - RUS: A C E G A B C D E

  • Size: Ø 52cm
  • Weight: 5.9 kg
  • 2mm steel

Meinl Harmonic Art Handpan Care Waxhandpan wax

The Harmonic Art Handpan Care Wax is used on the playing surface of our Handpans to prevent unwanted development of rust and to keep the steel looking as good as new and shiny. It should be applied gently over the playing surface, when the surface begins to feel somewhat dry.

Features:

  • Prevents unwanted development of rust
  • Keeps the steel looking as good as new and shiny
  • Should be used on the playing surface only

MEINL Sonic Energy Harmonic Art Handpan

MEINL Sonic Energy Harmonic Art Handpan instruments are hand made one at a time using top grade german steel. This material has been chosen for both its ability to be worked by hand and its strength to hold the tunings. These instruments are built to last a lifetime. The Harmonic Art Handpan produces clear and pure notes when struck by the hand. The tone is pleasing, soothing, and relaxing and can be used in a variety of settings both for performance and therapy. Each one is tuned with a center note and seven additionally notes allowing the player to work within a musical scale both as a solo instrumentalist and with a group.

Handpan Meinl handpan

Meinl HD1 NATURAL: D, A, A#, C, D, F, G, A

  • Size: Ø 55cm, 25cm height
  • Material: High quality steel
  • Features:
    • handcrafted masterpiece
    • clear and pure soft sound with long sustain
    • harmonic and balanced connection
  • Tuning: D, A, A#, C, D, F, G, A
  • Includes:
    • Protection cover made out of durable light steel
    • Carry bag made out of heavy duty nylon, synthetic fur inside for extra protection, padded backpack straps and grip for comfortable transportation
    • White gloves

Meinl HD2 EQUINOX: E, G, B, C, D, E, F#, G

  • Size: Ø 55cm, 25cm height
  • Material: High quality steel
  • Features:
    • handcrafted masterpiece
    • clear and pure soft sound with long sustain
    • harmonic and balanced connection
  • Tuning: E, G, B, C, D, E, F#, G
  • Includes:
    • Protection cover made out of durable light steel
    • Carry bag made out of heavy duty nylon, synthetic fur inside for extra protection, padded backpack straps and grip for comfortable transportation
    • White gloves

Meinl HD3 RAGA DESYA TODI: D#, G, A#, C, D, D#, F, G

  • Size: Ø 55cm, 25cm height
  • Material: High quality steel
  • Features:
    • handcrafted masterpiece
    • clear and pure soft sound with long sustain
    • harmonic and balanced connection
  • Tuning: D#, G, A#, C, D, D#, F, G
  • Includes:
    • Protection cover made out of durable light steel
    • Carry bag made out of heavy duty nylon, synthetic fur inside for extra protection, padded backpack straps and grip for comfortable transportation
    • White gloves

Meinl Harmonic Art Handpan Care Waxhandpan wax

The Harmonic Art Handpan Care Wax is used on the playing surface of our Handpans to prevent unwanted development of rust and to keep the steel looking as good as new and shiny. It should be applied gently over the playing surface, when the surface begins to feel somewhat dry.

Features:

  • Prevents unwanted development of rust
  • Keeps the steel looking as good as new and shiny
  • Should be used on the playing surface only

CAISA - made in Germany

 

caisa


Caisa

listen to the Caisa Akebono ...

click to listen to the Caisa Akebono

Named ‘Caisa’, after a Trinidad carnival chant, the Caisa drum is a HandPan. One of the first HandPans to appear, following in the wake of the PANArt Hang, the Caisa has become an increasingly popular instrument among HandPan enthusiasts and musicians. With popular tunings being the ‘Cosma’ tuning, and the 432Hz Caisa, ‘OM”.

With a diameter of 58-60cm, the Caisa HandPan is considerably larger than the PANArt Hang, and is notable for the bottom of the HandPan, which differs considerably from the Standard ‘Gu’ style underneath; common to most HandPan. With the Caisa’s bottom featuring a central screw-fitting for the insertion of a small wooden stand, which gives the Caisa a mushroom-like look. And also has three holes for the use of a snare-type stand.

De Caisa is een draagbaar melodie-percussie instrument uit de steeldrum familie, waarmee zowel geoefende muzikanten als absolute leken betoverende melodieën kunnen tevoorschijn toveren. Het instrument wordt met de handen of met rubberen of vilten kloppers bespeeld. De ervaring leert mij dat vrijwel iedereen in een mum van tijd verknocht is aan dit mooie instrument, dat je meesleurt in de betoverende melodieën die je zonder veel moeite uit het niets laat ontstaan.

De caisa kan je op tafel leggen of op de schoot houden, maar je kan er ook een houten voet op schroeven zodat je het instrument tussen de benen kan klemmen terwijl je op de grond zit. Onderin het instrument zijn ook 3 gaten voorzien voor montage op een snaredrum (van een drumstel) stand.

 

OPGELET: De Caisa krijgen wij met mondjesmaat binnen, slechts zo'n 3 à 4 stuks per jaar. Mocht u graag op de hoogte gehouden worden wanneer er een Caisa binnenkomt, kan u ons dit altijd even melden op info@merlyn.be.


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DREAMPAN by KIGONKI

kigonki

listen to the Caisa Akebono ...
A major
listen to the Caisa Akebono ...
Bb major
listen to the Caisa Akebono ...
D major

 

 

Kigonki

DreamPan

Dream pan

De DreamPan is gestemd volgens een heel uniek concept. De 8 klanktoetsen (of klanktongen) vind je zowel aan de bovenzijde als aan de onderzijde van de DreamPan terug (totaal 16 tongen). Beide zeiden zijn identiek gestemd, zij het met een heel licht afwijkende toonhoogte waardoor er een dromerige zweving, een hypnotiserende pulsatie ontstaat tussen de noten van beide zijden onderling. Het instrument klinkt hierdoor heel open en uitzonderlijk boventoonrijk met veel sustain en "nagalm". Het samenspel van de verschillende boventonen brengt bovendien een vloeiende beweging in de klank. Ø 27cm - H 14cm - 2,7 kg

 

Le DreamPan présente un concept d'accordage unique, avec ses 8 lames découpées à l'identique de chaque côté de l'instrument (soit 16 lames au total). Les 2 faces sont accordées selon la même gamme, mais avec un très léger décalage entre elles: ce battement harmonique génère un effet de trémolo et augmente significativement le volume sonore de l'instrument, qui offrent un sustain et une richesse harmonique exceptionnels. Ce subtil "désaccordage" crée ainsi de nouvelles sonorités totalement hypnotiques, similaires à des voix harmonisées émanant du corps même de l'instrument. Le DreamPan ne possède donc pas seulement 8 notes, mais plutôt de multiples fréquences, dont les interactions entre les différentes couches d'harmoniques inspirent fluctuation et mouvement, et génèrent un son "cosmique".

Ø 27cm - H 14cm - 2,7 kg

 

The DreamPan is a one-of-a-kind instrument in its field, developed with an innovative tuning system of 8 notes on both of its sides. Its sound is consistent, fluctuating and harmonic with great sustain and reverberation. Insantly hypnotising and pleasing to the ear, it calms the mind and allows you to focus on the perception of sound. It can be played on both sides, while resting on its base, or hung as a polyphonic gong, producing a longer sustain and purer sound. Its musicality gives you the effect of colour waves flowing througth the body. It can be used as an original addition to your musical compositions, as well as an effective tool in therapeutic fields.

Textured metal-oxide finishes and coating pigments with varnish. Each instrument is unique and handmade. Comes with a professional padded carrying case and a pair of rubber mallets. Standard tunings to 440 Hz. Tuning to 432 Hz. or other frequencies by request.

Ø 27cm - H 14cm - 2,7 kg

 

a few examples of possible tunings for the DreamPan:

kigonki tunings

a few examples of finish & colours for the DreamPan:

Kigonki

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HAPI DRUMS

"On a practical level the sound of the Gong has been found to be essential in the removal of stress, the invigoration of the creative and imaginative faculties and the ability to adjust to changing times in our modern world. On a more mythical level, the gong's universal power is unsurpassed in the spiritual upliftment of the mind. Come and receive angelic guidance and protection, regain the creative and intuitive faculties you had in previous incarnations. Use the sound to invigorate your vital force and experience the deepest meditative states of timelessness and bliss." For centuries the Wuhan Province in China has been producing Chinese TamTams (black-gold-black) and Feng Gongs (gold only). The instrument is commonly used in traditional operas, folk music and in ancient rituals. We personally sort through thousands of gongs to choose the best quality.

Bij Merlyn bieden wij verschillende soorten gongs aan:

HAPI "SLIM"

HAPI slim

HAPI Slim

HAPI Slim

HAPI SLIM

HAPI slimWe have taken our Original HAPI Drum and put it on a diet! The HAPI Slim weighs in at only 3 kg. The height has also been reduced to 15 cm tall and it's still a popular 30 cm wide. This makes the SLIM our 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 and is only available in black which goes with everything.

Our HAPI drums are ideal for jamming and playing percussive beats. The note layout 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 our 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 our 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. With the isolating rubber feet located on the bottom of the drum you can set it on any surface to play.

We have created unique design parameters that make our HAPI Slim the best possible steel tongue percussion drum. Our Patented (D620,041S) note layout adds harmonic tones 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 we achieve multiple harmonics. Their vibrations create desirable overtones which compliment the timbre of the tone. We use a compact drum body that easily fits in your lap. The head is 12 inches across allowing for easy reach to all of the notes. A true rectangular shape rather than the usual “tongue” shape of a note produces a clearer sound. By using an ideal height to width ratio for different notes we have been able to improve the amplitude of the note and create better balance. Tone accuracy is of the utmost importance. Each note is carefully hand tuned using a strobe tuner for complete control of the tuning process. Special treatments to our steel allow for note stability. This means each HAPI is a durable and reliable instrument.

The HAPI Slim drum weighs 7 lbs. and the dimensions are 12" across by 6" high. Each Drum comes with a pair of mallets that are specifically handmade for our drum. It also includes a handbook that outlines playing techniques. The handbook has mallet and hand playing techniques, as well as practice exercises.

C Major Pentatonic. This is the highest drum scale we 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 our 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.

C Akebono
The Akebono scale originates from Japan. It produces a meditative / exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments.

G Akebono (g a b d’ eb’ g’ a’ b’)
The Akebono scale originates from Japan. It produces a meditative / exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments.

A Akebono (a h c’ e’ f’ a’ h’ c’’)
The Akebono scale originates from Japan. It produces a meditative / exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments.

A Minor Pentatonic (a c’ d’ e’ g’ a’ c’’ d’’)
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 our HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. And it works well with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.

A Major Pentatonic (a h c#’ e’ f#’ a’ h’ c#’)
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 (g b c’ d’ f’ g’ b’ c’’)
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 (g a h d’ e’ g’ a’ h’)
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 our HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. You can also enjoy playing this with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.

F# Minor Pentatonic (f# a h c#’ e’ f#’ a’ h’)
This is a soulful and introspective scale. Native American flute lovers will enjoy it as F Sharp is the most popular scale in Native American flute recordings. Sounds good with the A Major HAPI Slim.

F Major Pentatonic (f g a c’ d’ f’ g’ a’)
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 our HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. It works great with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.

 

HAPI "SLIM" TUNABLE

HAPI slim

HAPI Slim

HAPI Slim

HAPI Drum Slim G Minor Tuneable – Over 24 different scales possible in one HAPI Drum!

  • Ideal for the musician who wants to change scales for different compositions, or for the percussionist who wants to experiment with different scales.
  • Comes with an illustrated instruction booklet and 24 different scales to get you started!
  • Tune your drum to a huge range of Pentatonic Scales in G, F# or F.
  • Play with your hands, or with the provided mallets for great sound.
  • Instead of purchasing many drums in different tunings, you can get one that will play in over 24!
  • The highest note possible is C in the 5th octave, the lowest note possible is F in the 3rd octave.

How do I do it?

It’s simple! Just reach inside your drum and slide the magnetic weight from the “hinge” or base of the note toward the tip. The further you go the lower it will make the pitch. Adjustable tuning is accomplished by adding or removing weight to the metal tongues. The tongue is cut away on three sides leaving the forth side attached to the drum body. This attached fourth side acts as a stiff “hinge” at the base of the tongue letting it vibrate to create a tone that can be heard when struck. For weights, we use very powerful magnets that can be slid along the underside of the tongue. Moving the weight adjusts the pitch of the tone. With no weight added, (the magnets are below the base of the tongue) your drum is now tuned to the highest scale it is designed for, G Minor. Sliding weighted magnets down the tongues lowers the pitch or frequency that it rings at. Many different lower scales are possible depending on how you adjust the weights on the tongues. Weights: The weights never need to be removed from the drum. Each tongue on the drum has been tested and matched with an ideal weight. They are selected based on range of notes required and best sound quality. They are pre-placed into the drum so you can start playing in G Minor right away!

The possible tunings are:

  • G Minor: The open tuning, if no magnets are used
  • G Akebono: The Akebono scale originates from Japan. It produces a meditative / exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments.
  • G Pygmy: a minor pentatonic scale that follows the sequence of steps: tone, half tone, ditone, tone + half tone and tone
  • G Egyptian
  • G Major
  • G Major Blues
  • F# Minor
  • F# Akebono
  • F# Pygmy
  • F# Egyptian
  • F# Minor Blues
  • F# Major
  • F# Melog: A bright, open, major tuning with it's heart on it's sleeve...
  • F# Major Blues
  • F Minor
  • F Akebono
  • F Pygmy
  • F Egyptian
  • F Minor Blues
  • F Major
  • F Melog
  • F Major Blues

Tuning in 432Hz is possible and can be provided by our services!!!


HAPI "MINI"

HAPI mini

HAPI mini

It’s so easy to bring along your Mini HAPI Drum anywhere you go, and even has its own padded Travel Bag for storing and transporting your new Hapi Mini Drum. This drum uses the same eight note layout as the other Hapi drums which adds harmonic tones to each note when played. A bottom port helps let the sound out to fill the room and the rubber feet allow it to be set on any surface for playing.

Attractive hammered copper powder coat finish inside and out. It is a durable protective layer for your drum that adds a nice textured finish.
Dimensions: 20,5 cm wide by 13,97 cm high. Weight 1.54 kg

The HAPI MINI is available in 4 different tunings:

  • C Major pentatonic (c’  d’  e’  g’  a’  c’’  d’’  e’’)
  • D Major pentatonic (d’  e’  f#’  a’  h’  d’’  e’’  f#’’)
  • D Akebono (d’  e’  f’  a’  ais’  d’’  e’’  f’’)
  • D Pygmy (d’  e’  f’  a’  c’’  d’’  e’’  f’’)

HAPI mini


HAPI "ORIGINAL"

HAPI original

HAPI original

HAPI Drum - What is it? - Introducing the HAPI (Hand Activated Percussion Instrument)

Can anyone play a HAPI? Sure! Anyone who wants an easy to play intuitive instrument can play one. You don't need a musical background to enjoy it. The HAPI Drum is ideal for jamming and playing percussive beats. The drum head layout makes it easy to jump right into grooving rhythms. Enjoy creating a soothing harmonic journey with your HAPI. You will love being able to add a melodic component to your beats. An intuitive arrangement to the notes makes it easy to explore new musical horizons. The strong meditative tones are calming and great for relaxing anytime, or kick it up a notch and play hard and fast. And because of its compact design you can take it outside and enjoy it in nature. Your next camping trip will not be complete without a HAPI time around the campfire. The HAPI is just as comfortable outside in the park, as it is in the music studio. The HAPI is played with the hands or with mallets.

How is the tone created?
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 our 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. We have carefully chosen an opening port in the bottom of the drum that serves three functions. The bottom hole allows the sound to escape and increases the volume. It releases the tone from the body so that the notes do not overlap each other too much. This is especially desirable for faster playing. It allows the player to open or close the port with their lap and chose different resonance levels for a different effect. We have added additional dampening of the notes and drum body to keep the drum from becoming discordant and “ringy”. Our breakthrough proprietary technique built into each drum provides excellent resonance while supplying the correct amount of dampening.

Why is it unique?
We have created some unique design parameters that make the best possible steel tongue percussion drum. Our Patent Pending note layout adds harmonic tones 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 note we can achieve multiple harmonics. Their vibrations create desirable overtones which compliment the timbre of the tone. We use a compact drum body that easily fits in your lap. The head is 12 inches across allowing for easy reach to all of the notes. A true rectangular shape rather than the usual “Tongue” shape of a note produces a clearer sound. By using an ideal height to width ratio for different notes we have been able to improve the amplitude of the note and create better balance. Tone accuracy is of the utmost importance. Each note is carefully hand tuned using a strobe tuner for complete control of the tuning process. The nature of the vibrating tongue allows for note stability which makes retuning unnecessary. This means each HAPI is a stable and reliable instrument.

How is it played?
We recommend playing the HAPI with the pads of your fingers. A wide range of sounds can be created with different techniques. Playing by hand connects you with the drum in the way that traditional drums are enjoyed. A minimal amount of force creates a big sound on our drums. We also supply each drum with mallets designed to bring out the pure sound of each note. Our mallets eliminate “head slap” creating a very clear tone. 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.

What keys are available?
The HAPI Drums are available in the E or D scale with 8 notes. We use a Pentatonic scale so that players without a musical background can play any note combination and still produce a beautiful sound. You can choose from the Major or Minor scale for each drum. The "HAPI Vibe" is in the Major Scale which produces a happy carefree sound and is suitable for playing with all sorts of instruments. The "HAPI Meditator" is in the Minor Scale which produces a soulful introspective sound, but like the major scales, they can be played in a variety of styles, from melancholy to very lively. It is ideally suited for playing with Native American Flute. The HAPI Integral Scale is a rich sounding hexatonic scale. It was pioneered by PanArt for the Integral HANG Drum and produces a mellow flowing sound.

D Minor pentatonic D3.F3.G3.A3.C4.D4.F4.A4
D Major pentatonic D3.E3.F#3.A3.B3.D4.E4.F#4
E Minor pentatonic E3.G3.A3.B3.D4.E4.G4.A4
E Major pentatonic E3.F#3.G#3.B3.C#4.E4.F#4.G#4
D Integral D3.E3.F3.A3.Bb3.C4.D4.E4
E Integral E3.F#3.G3.B3.C4.D4.E4.F#4

Is the HAPI Drum an easy instrument to play? Do I need to be a musician to play it ?
The HAPI Drum is one of the easiest instruments to play ever!
One of the beauties of the Hapi, is that players of ALL levels can start making great sounding rhythms or ambient and freeform sound textures right away. The Hapi Drum is also a great instrument for younger kids and kids at heart of all ages, as they can just explore it intuitively without having to know anything about formal music theory.
Our standard note layouts use pentatonic scales, meaning that there are NO wrong notes to be misplayed! Each note on the Hapi can be played in ANY order and it will sound musical. This intuitive exploration is also great for non-musicians of all ages, and of course, even skilled musicians will want to explore freeform play, as it is a wonderful way to relax and also can provide sources of unexpected inspiration.
Advanced forms of playing are as endless as your imagination. Experienced hand drummers, other musicians and non-musicians can incorporate all sorts of techniques into their playing, ranging from percussive effects, to chords, muting notes, natural wah-wah echo type effects, short or long sustaining notes, and beyond. So whether you are a musician or not, you'll be making music in no time, as the Hapi Drum was created and designed in a fashion that makes it sound great no matter what your playing level is, or who is playing it.

What is the best way to play the HAPI ?
We recommend playing the HAPI with the pads of your fingers. A wide range of sounds can be created with different techniques. Playing by hand connects you with the drum in the way that traditional drums are enjoyed. A minimal amount of force creates a big sound on our drums. We also supply each drum with mallets designed to bring out the pure sound of each note. Our mallets are custom made just for the Hapi, and eliminate “head slap” creating a very clear tone. 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. The side of the of the thumbs (middle knuckle) are also great to play the Hapi, and produce a very clear tone as well. All it takes is a quick turn of the wrist to get the side of the thumb knuckle to tap a note. You can be playing notes near the top of the Hapi with your finger pads, and with a quick flick of the wrist, also play the notes that are closest to you, without moving you hand position.
Playing the Hapi Drum with it resting directly on a table or other hard surface, especially a wooden surface, will cause the Hapi to not sound very good. Since the resonating chamber of the Hapi also vibrates when it is played, the energy of the vibrations will be transferred into the playing surface, and the notes will be very short and you may hear some buzzing as well. Objects on the table and the surface itself may also vibrate from the energy transfer. To remedy this, simply place the Hapi Drum on a towel or other soft material before placing it on a table. If you are sitting on the floor and not playing the Hapi on your lap, it will also sound very good played on a carpet.
If you are playing seated or on the floor, and the surface below you is not sound reflective, or if you just want to pump up the volume a bit coming from the top of the Hapi Drum, you can place the Hapi so that the bottom Sound Port is fully or partially covered by your thigh, and you will notice a volume increase in the upward direction. You can also place the Hapi a bit sideways on you lap, and "cover and uncover" the bottom sound port with your hand to get wah-wah type echo and vibrato effects.
Experiment and have fun, you can mute a note or touch one of the vibrating steel tongues to stop a ringing tone, tap other areas for percussive effects, etc. Once you get the basics, just play freely and you'll discover new playing techniques and sounds, and you'll find your own way with the Hapi, and all it has to offer.

What is the HAPI Drum's impact on the environment? Is it earth-friendly?
The Hapi Drum is an earth and Eco-friendly product, made almost entirely from recycled steel. Our Mallets are made from natural fibers. The durable coating that we use on the outside (and inside) of your Hapi Drum leaves no waste and emits ZERO VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and contains no harmful solvents to be released into the air like common spray and liquid paints do. Any of the coating that is left over gets recycled again to help coat the next Hapi Drum.

What does each HAPI drum include?
Each Drum comes with a pair of mallets and a carry bag.


HAPI "UFO"

HAPI UFO

HAPI UFO

After the successful launch of the original HAPI drum, work began on a larger steel tongue drum with more notes and sonic capabilities. It all started with designing a new mold that would provide more surface area for notes while barely increasing the weight. Once the mold was finished, the experimentation process took about a year with different note layouts and scale arrangements. The patent pending note layout is a fine tuned arrangement so that the best harmonics, ease of play, and sound are all realized together. We think you will agree that the sound is out of this world! Enter the HAPI UFO (unique frequency orb) Drum.

The HAPI 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. Made from specially selected musical steel using our custom molded shape. It is 15" wide by 8" tall and weighs only 12.75 pounds. 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. Each UFO comes with a pair of mallets that are specifically handmade for our drum. It also includes a handbook that has mallet, hand playing techniques, and practice exercises. You can enjoy playing the UFO with your hands or the included mallets.

 

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STEELDRUM - STEELPAN

Improvisation is something everyone can experience with our classical pentatonic steeldrum. You can wander over the sound areas with the mallets and melodies begin to form. They can be repeated or changed as you journey on. Intonation from the right to the left.

Improvisatie is iets wat iedereen kan ervaren met deze Meditation Steel Drum. Je kan over de tonen wandelen en plots beginnen zich melodieën te vormen. Je kan ze herhalen of nieuwe melodieën vormen tijdens je klankwandeling. Kom dit instrument ervaren. Je weet niet wat je overkomt!

"When I play the steel drum, I always am drawn quickly into her circle. Together with the tones, I spin like a dervish, without getting dizzy. The melody carries me away to a caravan, and I dream of long forgotten realities. The thinking stops and existence begins." Ingo Boehme, Marburg

Kid-Drum and Sopranino

  • SK-P Steel Drum Kid pentatonic F maj 8 tones - f'-a'', Ø 13 inch, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets
  • SS-P7 Steel Drum Sopranino open tuning 7 tones - d', e', g', a', h', d'', e'', Ø 17 inch, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets
  • SS-P Steel Drum Sopranino pentatonic C maj 9 tones - c'-g'', Ø 17 inch, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets
  • SS-12 Steel Drum Sopranino diatonic F maj 12 tones - d'-a'', Ø 17 inch, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets

listen to the SK-P Kid steeldrum ... listen to the SK-P Kid steeldrum ... listen to the SK-P Kid steeldrum
listen to the SS-P7 Sopranino steeldrum ... listen to the SS-P7 Sopranino steeldrum ... listen to the SS-P7 Sopranino steeldrum

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SM-M Steel Drum
Meditation pentatonic f min

Meditation Steeldrums

  • SM-P Steel Drum Meditation pentatonic F maj 9 tones - f-c'', Ø 58cm, incl. adjustable metal stand & mallets - click here for layout
  • SM-M Steel Drum Meditation pentatonic f min 9 tones - f-c'', Ø 58cm, incl. adjustable metal stand & mallets - click here for layout
  • SM-DM Steel Drum Meditation pentat. d min 9 tones - d-a', Ø 58cm, incl. adjustable metal stand & mallets
  • SM-AM Steel Drum Meditation diat. Ab maj 12 tones - f-c'', Ø 61cm, incl. adjustable metal stand & mallets
  • SM-C Steel Drum Meditation pentatonic C maj 9 tones - c-g', Ø 58cm, incl. adjustable metal stand & mallets

listen to the SM-M meditation pan ... listen to the SM-M steeldrum

Pixi Pan

The basic system and the placement of the tones is the same with the Pixi-Pan up to the Bass-teacher-Pan so it is easy to move to a different size and apply the learned techniques. All kind of different teaching methods from Orff to the recorder scholl information can be applied. The Pixi-Pan and the Maxi-Pixi-Pan are an extension of the pentatonic Kid Drum and a step towards the Teacher-Pans. The Pixi-Pan is perfect for playing many children songs because of the small size and the scale. (d´, e´, g´, a´, h´, c´´, d´´, e´´) The next size, the Maxi-Pixi-Pan, enables a greater variety of songs. ( d´, e´, fis´, g´, a´, h´, d´´, e´´).

  • PP-33 Steel Drum Pixi Pan open tuning 8 tones - d',e',g',a',b',c'',d'',e'', Ø 33cm, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets
  • PP-42 Steel Drum Pixi Pan diatonic G maj 9 tones - d'-e'', Ø 17 inch, incl. wooden desk stand & mallets

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GONG STATIEVEN - GONG STANDS

"Harmony" Gong Stand
A beautiful gong rack without a cross-beam at the base. This new harmonious shape with a rounded top is made up of only 3 easy-to-mount pieces, so it is very easy to be assembled and disassembled. The gong racks are made of massive beech and are waxed to keep the surface smooth and resistant. These gong racks are suited for any gongs from Ø 60cm up to Ø 115 cm.

frameless gong stand

Frameless Gong Stand
This frameless Gong/Tam Tam stand is engineered in a strong frameless manner, in order for one to play a gong or tam tam very easily. Furthermore the stand can be adjusted in height from a very low position up to a high position. Up to 32" / 81cm gong / tam tam size.

Accessory:

  • The perfect add-on tool for these Gong / Tam Tam Stands is the Gong Dampening System. It is designed to consistently mute a gong or tam tam or to variably mute it in a playing situation due to the adjustable dampening pad. It can be adjusted in height to mute all Gong or Tam Tam sizes.
  • A set of four wheels with brakes that attach to the Gong / Tam Tam Stands to make it moveable. An additional tool for ease of mobility.
frameless pro gong stand

Frameless PRO Gong Stand
double gong standThe frameless PRO Gong/Tam Tam Stand is especially made for bigger sized and heavier gongs / tam tams. It is engineered in a strong frameless manner, in order for one to play easily. Furthermore the stand can be adjusted in height from a very low position up to a high position. Pro Gong / Tam Tam Stand Up to 40" / 101cm gong / tam tam size.

Accessory:

  • The additional Gong Holder is an accessory for the frameless PRO Gong / Tam Tam Stand to set up two gongs on top of each other. It is only applicable for the frameless PRO Gong / Tam Tam Stand. Upper gong size up to 32" / 81cm - lower gong size up to 40" / 101cm.
  • The perfect add-on tool for these Gong / Tam Tam Stands is the Gong Dampening System. It is designed to consistently mute a gong or tam tam or to variably mute it in a playing situation due to the adjustable dampening pad. It can be adjusted in height to mute all Gong or Tam Tam sizes.
  • A set of four wheels with brakes that attach to the Gong / Tam Tam Stands to make it moveable. An additional tool for ease of mobility.

gong holder

Budget Gong Stand
A budget gong rack - made in China - with a short 34cm & a long 73cm cross-beam.
These gong racks are suited for any gongs up to Ø 60 cm
Round Metal Gong Stand
A nice round gong rack.
These gong racks are suited for gongs up to Ø 60 cm

Metal Stand - laatste exemplaren, wordt niet meer gemaakt! - derniers exemplaires, ne sont plus fabriqués!
Professional stand made out of coated scratch resistant metal. This stand is both practical and versatile. Different heights possible from 48“ to 60” with the exception of the SE-55 and the ST-SE only from 32“ - 44“. Easy construction for simple mounting. Stand bottom width 20“, with hooks, packed in a box. Available for gongs from 55cm to 115cm diameter.

Due to the fact that these gongs stands are no longer manufactured, we only have 2 sizes of these stands available:

  • for gongs up to Ø 55cm
  • for gongs up to Ø 105cm
Beech Wood Floor Stand
A practical and reliable birch wood stand. Japanese Design. It can be easily taken apart and put together again. Available for gongs from 35cm to 55cm diameter.

Rotan-Stand
We developed this Indonesian style stand made of rattan. There is a loop for the gong, and a birch wood foot to mount the smallest feng gongs of 15, 20 and 25 cm. It is an inexpensive, lightweight timeless design perfect for your coffee or dinner table. Separately packed in a box.

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KLOPPERS - MALLETS - BEATERS - MAILLOCHES

Allerhande kloppers voor
klankschalen, gongs, trommels, ...

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Deze kloppers zijn speciaal gemaakt om het diepe laag uit een klankschaal te halen.
Er zijn verschillende formaten, voor middelgrote, grote en extra grote schalen.
Deze handgemaakte kloppers halen alles uit de klankschaal wat er in zit, mits het goede gewicht klopper wordt gebruikt.

Als regel geldt: hoe meer gewicht de schaal heeft, hoe zwaarder de klopper moet zijn.
De bol van de klopper bestaat voor 95% uit recyclagemateriaal.
De stokken zijn van shishamwood, grenen of rotan.
Deze stokken zijn handgedraaid en afgewerkt met een meubelnagel.
Chalklin

Chalklin mallets

Chalklin mallets zijn topkwaliteit kloppers voor xylofoons, vibrafoons en marimba's, maar ze zijn tevens zeer geschikt voor klankschalen. Ze zijn vervaardigd uit de fijnste rotan stokjes met een omwonden wolgaren kop. Door de lichte buigzaamheid van de rotan, voelt een Chalklin mallet heel comfortabel aan tijdens het bespelen. Hardheden van de kop variëren van zacht, medium, ... tot medium-hard en hard, zodat ieder zijn gading kan terug vinden in dit mooie gamma.

Drum beaters

  • Hand made

Gong beater "Teddy Fur"

  • Top quality gong beaters
  • Beater heads with extra weight
  • Available from "diam. 10cm/250g/45cm long" to "diam. 13cm/1300g/55cm long"

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