HARMONIUM

HISTORY & CONSTRUCTION
The harmonium was originally introduced to India as a mobile substitute for the organ by Christian missionaries. Because of its easy handling, it not only developed into a popular instrument of Indian folk and religious music but became firmly established as an accompanying instrument in classical North Indian Raga music. The harmonium is, in principle, an closed wooden box into which air is blown by means of manual bellows. Via a keyboard, small holes in this box are caused to open. Thus the compressed air can escape through them. The air is set vibrating by a small metal plate placed in the opening (the so-called reed) - the same mechanism of sound generation as the accordion.


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STANDARD HARMONIUM
Paloma's standard model D 39-3 is ideal for beginners looking for a simple yet solid instrument for their own use at home or in small groups. It produces a full, round sound with a lot of warmth and is decently crafted.

Its 39 keys offer a tonal range of three octaves and two half note steps. Each key is equiped with two reeds (D = double reeds) in middle and low octave to give a full, carrying sound. One of the register stops produces a kind of tremolo effect when opened separately. Paloma standard D 39-3 has three built-in drone stops. Other drone notes can be obtained easily by removing the springs on the key ends or by putting half clothe-pegs on top of the keys.

The bellows are open to the top. They fold out an fill themselves automatically when unlocked. You just need to pull them towards yourself for playing - always against a little resistence, though.

Size: height 27 cm, width 58 cm, depth 31 cm
Weight: 8.7 kg

Paloma is the international brand name for instruments from Haribhau Vishwanath. This manufacturer resides in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and was established in 1925 as a small repair shop. In the past decades Haribhau Vishwanath has developed into one of India's leading harmonium makers. In addition they also produce some string and percussion instruments. Thanks to a good infrastructure and a long experience in the craft and in international shipping Haribhau is able to supply all common harmonium models at a constantly high level of workmanship. Furthermore Haribhau takes pride in coming up with new ideas and inventions like the harmonium Compactina and the wax treatment of instruments' surfaces.


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PREMIUM HARMONIUM
Paloma's premium model D 39-4 is the right choice for musicians looking for a high quality instrument with full tonal range and a rich carrying sound for regular use (e.g. for accompaniment of singing groups or playing together with other instruments). Compared to our standard models the crfatsmanship and materials are much better, the sound is a bit more round and balanced and the key mechanism is considerably improved.

Its 39 keys give a range of three octaves and two half note steps. Each key is equiped with two reeds (D = double reeds) in middle and low octave. By adjusting the register stops these two reeds can be played simultaneously or separately. Paloma premium D 39-4 has four built-in drone stops. Other drone notes can be obtained easily by removing the springs on the key ends or by putting half clothe-pegs on top of the keys. The bellows are open to the top. They fold out an fill themselves automatically when unlocked. You just need to pull them towards yourself for playing - always against a little resistence, though.

A unique Paloma feature is the surface treatment: Instead of the usual glossy shellac polish all surfaces have been treated with wax in order to enhance the beauty of the natural wood veining. Wax finish is less prone to heat damages and makes it much easier to remove scratches and bruises, too.

Size: height 26 cm, width 54 cm, depth 31 cm
Weight: 8.5 kg

Paloma is the international brand name for instruments from Haribhau Vishwanath. This manufacturer resides in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and was established in 1925 as a small repair shop. In the past decades Haribhau Vishwanath has developed into one of India's leading harmonium makers. In addition they also produce some string and percussion instruments. Thanks to a good infrastructure and a long experience in the craft and in international shipping Haribhau is able to supply all common harmonium models at a constantly high level of workmanship. Furthermore Haribhau takes pride in coming up with new ideas and inventions like the harmonium Compactina and the wax treatment of instruments' surfaces.

 

 

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SHRUTI BOX - SRUTI BOX - SURPETI - SWAR PETHI

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listen ... listen to the Shruti Box

WHAT IS A SHRUTIBOX AND HOW IS IT PLAYED?
The shrutibox is a perfect accompaniment for modal music, improvisation, voice work, overtone singing, music therapy and all kinds of Indian music. It gives a full, supporting drone sound and is sturdy, mobile and extremely easy to handle. In order to get started you first need to unlock the wooden latches of the bellows on both sides. Next you open the levers for the notes you like to sound. Finally you gently move the open bellows on one side - and there unfolds your drone! Your second hand is not required for playing - it remains free all the time.

WHO CAN USE A SHRUTIBOX?
The shrutibox needs neither tuning nor an elaborate playing technique. Thus it is equally suitable for complete musical beginners and for professional musicians, teachers, therapists and performers. It produces a pleasant natural acoustical carpet of sound for any kind of work and allows to keep full concentration on singing, talking, watching or moving while being played.

CONSTRUCTION
The shrutibox, also called surpeti, produces a powerful, carrying drone sound and is extremely easy to play. It is ideally suited for accompanying any kind of Indian music, voice work, modal improvisation or overtone singing, or Indian wind instruments, especially the bansuri (bamboo flute). Sound and tone production are similar to that of a harmonium or an accordion: metal reeds inside the instruments are caused to vibrate by compressed air passing by them. The air movement is controlled by two bellows on both sides of the instrument. One side carries 13 levers. Opening them allows the air to stream out from the inside and causes the reed underneath the lever to produce a note. The shrutibox covers a full octave of 13 chromatic half notes. That way you can freely choose a tonic that best suits your specific requirements. For a particularly rich and full sound it is advisable to add a fifth or a lower fourth to the tonic. Any other combination is possible as well, of course.

Its advantage over the harmonium is:

  • small and hence much lighter
  • the drone notes are fixed and hence less prone to mistakes especially by untrained players
  • It costs less
  • It's easy to transport
  • It's easily tuneable

HOW TO PLAY
The shrutibox can be played with one hand either sitting or standing or even walking. First you have to open the side levers that lock the whole instrument. Then you open the levers for the desired notes - this side should be facing you. Now put your hand on top of the instrument and press the side without the levers towards yourself. The volume can be adjusted by varying the tempo and pressure applied to the bellows. When you loosen the pressure of your fingers the bellows will automatically unfold and you can press again to get a continuous sound. If you slip your hand through the handle on top of the instrument you can carry and play it at the same time with just one hand. Alternatively you can also put a strap through the handle and hang it around your neck.

STRAIGHT TIPS FOR PLAYING
It is best to keep the shrutibox standing on even ground or any stable support. Alternatively it can be carried on its handle to allow free movement while playing. Volume and continuity of sound depend upon the speed and pressure of the movement of the bellows. You will get a feel for that in no time. A particularly round and beautiful drone is created by adding the fifth or the fourth above the chosen fundamental (also called "tonic"). Other combinations of notes are possible as well according to individual preferences - from straight major chords to dissonant clusters. But watch out: More sounding notes mean more air consumption - harder pumping is required in order to maintain a steady sound!

HISTORY
The shrutibox has been developed from the European harmonium, which had been brought to India by missionaries in the 19th century. It is also called surpeti and is traditionally used mainly for vocal accompaniment of folk or religious music. Its lack of a keyboard makes it a pure drone instrument. Drones are continuously sounding single or multiple notes, whose uninterrupted presence creates an open space of sound. This space can be filled by melodies or other musical structures. The idea of drone is an essential part of Indian music. However drones are known in Western music, too, especially in its more ancient forms. Some Western instruments like the bagpipe or the hurdy-gurdy even have drones built in.


MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR - TRIPLE

The shrutibox Monoj Kumar Sardar Triple is designed for professionals with particularly high demands. Due to its greatly extended range it produces a unique rich and vibrant drone sound, appreciated especially by music and sound therapists.

Like all shrutiboxes, the Monoj Kumar Sardar Triple is very reliable and extremely easy to handle. The range stretches over three octaves from A2 to G#5. Thus is becomes possible, e.g. when playing individual notes or entire chords of the basic octave starting from A2, to play octaves, fifths and fourths from both higher octaves simultaneously, simulating the basic principles of the harmonic series in this way. Any other imaginable combination of the 36 available chromatic notes can be played as well, of course. Including a carry bag.

Size: 41 x 33 x 10 cm
Weight: 4 kg

Monoj Kumar Sardar & Brothers is a large-scale manufacturer in the heart of Calcutta looking back on a rich tradition. The manager Monoj Kumar will get you every instrument that is manufactured in India - ranging from sitars, tanpuras and harmoniums to folk instruments and violins. Due to our co-operation with Monoj Kumar Sardar of several years, today we receive instruments that can compare with renowned brands any time because of their reliably high manufacturing and good tone quality.

MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR - SHRUTI BOX LARGE

MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR - LARGE

A concert instrument with particularly large bellows and a full, carrying sound. Gentle movement of the bellows is enough to keep the sound stable, even with several levers opened. The frame is made of massive wood and the sides are made of ply-wood. Including a carry bag. Tonal range from c to c'.

Size: 41 x 33 x 9 cm
Weight: 3,4 kg

Monoj Kumar Sardar & Brothers is a large-scale manufacturer in the heart of Calcutta looking back on a rich tradition. The manager Monoj Kumar will get you every instrument that is manufactured in India - ranging from sitars, tanpuras and harmoniums to folk instruments and violins. Due to our co-operation with Monoj Kumar Sardar of several years, today we receive instruments that can compare with renowned brands any time because of their reliably high manufacturing and good tone quality.

MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR - SHRUTI BOX SMALL

MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR - SMALL

This shrutibox is ideal for people who look for a small and light instrument, e. g. for travelling. The bellows are relatively small, therefore you need a little practice and constant attention to keep the sound stable and even - especially when several levers are opened. The frame is made of massive wood and the sides are made of ply-wood. Including a carrying bag. Tonal range from c to c'.

Size: 30 x 25 x 7 cm
Weight: 1,9 kg

Monoj Kumar Sardar & Brothers is a large-scale manufacturer in the heart of Calcutta looking back on a rich tradition. The manager Monoj Kumar will get you every instrument that is manufactured in India - ranging from sitars, tanpuras and harmoniums to folk instruments and violins. Due to our co-operation with Monoj Kumar Sardar of several years, today we receive instruments that can compare with renowned brands any time because of their reliably high manufacturing and good tone quality.


 

PALOMA - LARGE

The shrutibox Paloma large is a heavier box with a particularly balanced, warm, full sound and unmatched dynamic range. The unique bamboo look, silk mat surfaces and fine workmanship make this a truly exquisite instrument

The large frame provides a much larger bellows volume as compared to smaller models, which permits an accurate dosing of air supply. Triple bellows on both sides give it an even bigger bellows volume than the large shrutibox from Monoj Kumar Sardar. In this way, the sound can be kept constant without any effort or prior practice even when up to four notes are played simultaneously. Moreover, the volume can be varied wider and finer than in any other of our shrutiboxes – from whispering tender and low to constantly powerful loud. The larger resonating chamber provides for a somewhat fuller overall sound. Despite its larger dimensions and heaviness, Paloma’s shrutibox large can still be taken around easily. Only if you have to carry a lot of other stuff and if you are travelling by public transport or by foot, shape and weight might become inconvenient. Including a carry bag.

Size: 40,5 x 30,5 x 6,5 cm
Weight: 3,3 kg

Paloma is the international brand name for instruments from Haribhau Vishwanath. This manufacturer resides in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and was established in 1925 as a small repair shop. In the past decades Haribhau Vishwanath has developed into one of India's leading harmonium makers. In addition they also produce some string and percussion instruments. Thanks to a good infrastructure and a long experience in the craft and in international shipping Haribhau is able to supply all common harmonium models at a constantly high level of workmanship. Furthermore Haribhau takes pride in coming up with new ideas and inventions like the harmonium Compactina and the wax treatment of instruments' surfaces.

PALOMA - SHRUTI BOX SMALL

PALOMA - SMALL

This shrutibox is ideal for people who look for a small and light instrument, e. g. for travelling. The bellows are relatively small, therefore you need a little practice and constant attention to keep the sound stable and even - especially when several levers are opened. Including a carry bag. Tonal range from c to c'.

Size: 30 x 22 x 7 cm
Weight: 1,75 kg

Paloma is the international brand name for instruments from Haribhau Vishwanath. This manufacturer resides in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and was established in 1925 as a small repair shop. In the past decades Haribhau Vishwanath has developed into one of India's leading harmonium makers. In addition they also produce some string and percussion instruments. Thanks to a good infrastructure and a long experience in the craft and in international shipping Haribhau is able to supply all common harmonium models at a constantly high level of workmanship. Furthermore Haribhau takes pride in coming up with new ideas and inventions like the harmonium Compactina and the wax treatment of instruments' surfaces.


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BUDGET MODEL

De klank wordt voortgebracht met behulp van een blaasbalg die metalen tongen in beweging brengt, vergelijkbaar met een mondharmonica, accordeon of harmonium. Het is een begeleidingsinstrument in de Indiase klassieke muziek, en wordt tegenwoordig veel gebruikt als ondersteuning bij mantra zang, wereldmuziek en folkmuziek.

 

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SHRUTI FEMALE

This female shrutibox sounds 1 octave higher than the usual (male) shruti boxes.

 

 

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SHRUTI FEMALE 432Hz

This female shrutibox sounds 1 octave higher than the usual (male) shruti boxes. A = 432 Hz !!!

 

 

 

 

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KALIMBA - MBIRA - SANZA - SANSULA - THUMB PIANO - DUIMPIANO - PAPSON


application:
use a kalimba on a frame dum

listen ... listen to the Sansula

An instrument that story tellers from South Africa like to use. The kalimbas are also called thumb piano, Mbira, or Sanza. The specialty is in the way different vibrations are created. KAL-9 has two holes in the bottom to create a vibrato. The KAL-SAN is the Stradivarius of the kalimbas with the magical over-tones. The KAL-SAN can be set in your lap and the player can move it up and down to create a variety of over-tones and vibrations. No matter which tune is played it will be a spherical sound, vibration waves and wonderful rhythms.

KALIMBAS WITH MASSIVE BODY (CELESTE):


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KAL-0
The Kalimba KAL-0 is ideal for those who do not want to be without an instrument wherever they may be.
This is our smallest model and is fitted with five tines mounted on a solid mahogany block. The sound of the instrument can be amplified by laying it on or sticking it onto a tabletop or the skin of a drum. A bright and clear f-minor triad is produced by plucking the tines with the thumbs. As all the notes harmonize with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.
Measurements: 95 x 73 x 32mm

NL: pocket-kalimba op massief blok, 5 noten, f-pentatonisch.

 


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KAL-70
The Kalimba KAL-70 is the ‘sister’ of the KAL-90 an is likewise a small and handy instrument with a solid resonance corpus of American cherrywood. The measurements of both instruments are the same but the tuning, number and breadth of the tines differ. Due to the deeper tones of the seven pentatonically-tuned tines, the vibrations are felt particularly strongly in the hands. For this reason, the KAL-70 is especially favored by therapists. The sound of the instrument can be amplified by laying it on or sticking it onto a tabletop or the skin of a drum. The tuning of the Kalimba KAL-70 is pentatonic C. The sounds produced are therefore always in harmony and so beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.
Measurements: 117 x 90 x 41mm

NL: pocket-kalimba op massief blok in kerselaar, 7 noten, a-pentatonisch.

 


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KAL-90
The KAL-90, as we call it, is a small, handy kalimba with a solid resonance corpus of American cherrywood. It is the ‘sister’ of the KAL-70 model. The measurements of both instruments are the same but the tuning, number and breadth of the tines differ. The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands. The sound of the instrument can be amplified by laying it on or sticking it onto a tabletop or the skin of a drum.
The tuning of the Kalimba KAL-90 is identical to that of the Sansula. It is in a-minor with additional tines tuned to B and F.
As all the notes harmonise with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.
Measurements: 117 x 90 x 41mm


NL: pocket-kalimba op massief blok in kerselaar, 9 noten, a-mineur-pentatonisch.

 

Hugh Tracey (1903–1977) was an important twentieth century ethnomusicologist. He and his wife collected and archived music from Southern and Central Africa. According to his grandson Devon, the Englishman arrived in South Africa in the 1920s and immediately became fascinated with the local culture. He was particularly interested in the Mbira, an instrument found nowhere else in the world. In his efforts to spread awareness of the Africa’s vast musical heritage, he created an adaptation of the Mbira known as the Kalimba. The Kalimba, which literally translates to “little music”, was designed so that it could be learned and appreciated internationally. Hugh created the Kalimba so that its melodies and harmonies would be more suited for the western tradition of music. Made from an African hardwood, with notes made out of European spring steel, the Kalimba is known for its tranquil and enchanting sounds.

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"Hugh Tracey" Junior Celeste Kalimba, 11 tones, G-pentatonic
This is an excellent kalimba for people with little or no musical experience, but experienced musicians can really fly on this one, as the pentatonic scale lets you apply all your speed and shine almost without you having to think at all (yes, you remember the "blues scale" on guitar -- this is it!). The small sound board is well-suited for small hands or children. The small board also permits using the right index finger up-stroke method typically used in mbira playing. A nice trick to increase the volume is to hold it against a window or a table as a sounding board. With or without built-in pickup.

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"Hugh Tracey" Celeste Treble Kalimba, 17 tones, G-major
This instrument is played just like the 17-note treble Kalimba, but it lacks the resonant box. Consequently, it sounds even more like an antique music box than does the treble kalimba. The small sound board is well-suited for small hands or children. The small board also permits using the right index finger up-stroke method typically used in mbira playing. A nice trick to increase the volume is to hold it against a window or a table as a sounding board.

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"Hugh Tracey" African tuned Karimba, 17 tones, approxim. G-major, with buzzer rings
The karimba is similar to the mbira from Zimbabwe. It has 17 tines organized in two rows, but at first glance the organization isn't logical. However, as you begin to learn how to play this instrument, you will discover its inherent logic, which especially lends itself to a traditional African sound.

"Hugh Tracey" double Celeste Kalimba, chromatic tuning, with pickup.
The Hugh Tracey chromatic kalimba is an Alto Kalimba on the front (15 notes, or two octaves in the key of G), and two octaves of the chromatic notes (11 notes) on the back side. You play the front side with your thumbs and the chromatic notes on back with your fingers. In principle, it is possible to play this instrument in any key, though the easiest use of this instrument is to play in the key of G (ie, mainly front notes) with a few accidentals. This is NOT recommended for beginning musicians. However, serious musicians who are new to kalimba are good candidates for this instrument. Each of these kalimbas come with the built-in pickup.

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"Hugh Tracey" Alto Kalimba, the original kalimba, 15 notes, G-major
The Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba is the original kalimba made in Grahamstown, South Africa since 1960. Made from kiaat wood and high quality spring steel, this is a real musical instrument and is easy to play, not just a pretty coffee table ornament. The Alto is the favorite of the Hugh Tracey Kalimbas. The large tines are easy to play, and the two octave setup from low G to high G is simple to understand. A truly beautiful instrument. With or without built-in pickup.

KALIMBA WITH RESONANCE BODY:

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KALIMBA CLASSIC
It all began with the Kalimba Classic. At that time our only product was simply called ‘Kalimba’. Today, however, we offer a range of different versions and so we have renamed the original instrument ‘Kalimba Classic’. We have been producing this instrument for over 20 years. While the outward appearance has hardly changed, we have constantly worked on improving details.
Like all our Kalimbas, the Classic can easily be played from the start. By plucking the tines with the thumbs, melodies can be composed immediately and creatively varied. The underside of the mahogany body has two finger holes which produce a vibrato effect when covered/uncovered. The nine-tone set of tines is tuned to an a-minor pentatonic scale. As all the notes harmonize with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.
Measurements: 178 x 149 x 63mm

NL: classic-kalimba met twee resonantiegaten onderaan voor vibrato, 9 noten, a-pentatonisch.


KALIMBA-SANSULAS:
The fairyteller instrument, that almost plays by itself. Traditionally coming from the Griots in Africa. The Sansula is a Kalimba on a drum skin. Its enchanting and wondrous minor-tuning has found thousands of enthusiasts worldwide. When you play it, resting on your lap, some spherical-effects can be made by lifting up and putting down the instrument on your lap.

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SANSULA BASIC
The Sansula belongs to the family of the Kalimba and can be played just as easily. The instrument, with its patented suspended mounting of the resonating block, is an innovation entirely of our own design. Since its launching in 2001, the Sansula has quickly become a best-seller and found thousands of friends at home and abroad.
The special feature of the Sansula is its unbelievable sound. Whereby the clear and aesthetic design is most appealing. The oval frame of laminated beech wood is fitted with a membrane which, together with the resonating block, produces a prolonged, soft tone. Furthermore, an impressive ‘wah-wah’ effect can be produced by holding the instrument against the body, on the thigh or laying it on a table and then alternately raising and lowering it while playing. The tuning – in a-minor with additional tines pitched at B and F – allows wonderful melodies to be produced almost of their own accord, simply by plucking the tines with the thumbs. As all the notes harmonize with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.

Note: because of the delicate cellulose membrane, this Sansula Basic model is not suitable for small children. It is fitted with a cellulose skin which, while possessing excellent acoustic qualities, can easily be damaged by sharp objects or even simply by being dropped (repair is possible - ask us). We offer the Sansula Deluxe and the Sansula Renaissance as a more robust alternative.
Measurements: 198 x 155 x 67mm

The Sansula basic is also available in other tunings:

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A-major

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Ake Bono (Japanese)

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Hijaz (Arabic)

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A-minor7

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Pygmy (African)

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

NL: Sansula, 9 noten, a-mineur-pentatonisch, een pocket-kalimba met een bijzonder mooie dubbele stemming, gemonteerd op een gespannen membraan met ovale resonantiekast, verschillende vibrato-effekten door de open onderkant, klinkt bijzonder warm.

 

SANSULA DELUXE
The Sansula Deluxe is a further development of the Sansula Basic. In response to the wishes expressed by many customers, we have fitted it with a robust membrane of genuine goatskin and an adjustable tension device. These modifications greatly increase the range of possibilities of the instrument. The natural materials used make each of the Deluxe models supplied unique, characterized by an even richer and warmer sound while at the same time being more robust.
Whereas the basic Sansula model is too delicate for use by small children, the Sansula Deluxe can be used in nurseries and music schools without fear of the instrument being easily damaged. The Sansula Deluxe must, however, be handled with the same reasonable care as all musical instruments. The tuning – a-minor with additional tines pitched at B and F – allows wonderful melodies to be produced almost of their own accord, simply by plucking the tines with the thumbs. As all the notes harmonize with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument.
Measurements: 198 x 155 x 67mm

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

NL: Sansula "Deluxe", 9 noten, a-mineur-pentatonisch, een pocket-kalimba met een bijzonder mooie dubbele stemming, gemonteerd op een gespannen geitenvel met ovale resonantiekast, verschillende vibrato-effekten door de open onderkant, klinkt bijzonder warm.

 

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SANSULA RENAISSANCE
This year we are pleased to present an interesting product innovation. The Sansula Renaissance is a particularly robust model, fitted with hard-wearing REMO (USA) membrane. Due to this innovation, the Renaissance is not only insensitive to moisture but also suitable for use by children.

The Sansula Renaissance has been developed to combine the best features of the other models in one.
While the Sansula Basic instrument has a relatively delicate membrane, the Renaissance is fitted with a robust REMO (USA) drum skin. The Sansula Renaissance is resistant to moisture, so it retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity and thus also retains its wonderful sound. Furthermore, the new membrane is now much more robust. The instrument can be used in children’s nurseries and play groups without the risk of it being easily damaged. The appearance of the Sansula Renaissance differs from that of the other models in that it is fitted with a rounded wooden rim. Most importantly, the Sansula Renaissance has inherited the indescribable sounds of the Sansula Basic.
The tuning of the instrument, in a-minor with additional B and F, allows wonderful melodies to be produced, almost by themselves, by plucking the tines with the thumbs.
Measurements: 198 x 155 x 67mm

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

NL: Sansula "Renaissance", 9 noten, a-mineur-pentatonisch, een pocket-kalimba met een bijzonder mooie dubbele stemming, gemonteerd op een gespannen REMO Renaissance membraan met ovale resonantiekast, verschillende vibrato-effekten door de open onderkant, klinkt bijzonder warm.


KALIMBA-ACCESSORIES

book + CD "Playing the Sansula" by Mark Holdaway
A guide for musicians and non-musicians.

The only book available to help you play the magical Sansula! This book takes many different approaches to teach you about music with the help of the Sansula. 96 pages, CD included.

This new innovative book takes several different approaches:

  • guided improvisations - like guided meditations, but you play music with them.
  • chords - the building blocks of songs and melodies.
  • chord progressions - including backing tracks to help you improvise on your Sansula.
  • Sansula tablature - helps you learn precise phrases or songs, but this section also teaches you general methods to help you create your own music.
  • other tunings - we provide some tablature and chord dictionaries for the standard tuning and three alternative tunings, including Beautiful A, Heavenly E, and Morocco E.
  • other resources - we provide links to more Sansula information.

Sansula Bag

Om het kwetsbare membraan van uw Sansula degelijk te beschermen, stellen we u de gloednieuwe Sansula beschermhoes voor. Deze hoes is vervaardigd uit fiberglas, van binnen rondom gewatteerd.
Met verstelbare schouderriem.
Gewicht: 350 gr

 

sansula CD

Like Water – Music for the Sansula

Features an hour of music played on the magical kalimba known as the sansula. Using original tunings, modern effects and innovative recording techniques, Rick Tarquinio creates calm, flowing music perfect for chilling or contemplation. All the pieces were improvised or created using accidental processes and were selected and ordered to evoke various qualities of water. Two of the pieces are couched in field recordings that add to the overall feel and mood of the recording."Like water" is the first full-length recording to feature the sansula in a solo context. It is a glimpse into the soundworld of a remarkable instrument and a highly-skilled musician.

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MUZIEKINSTRUMENTEN VOOR BABIES & KIDS

Percussie set voor kinderen - in boekentasje

Kleine percussieset voor kinderen, inclusief:

een verchroomde triangel met klopper, 1x set (2) houten 4" claves (Cubaans), 1x 6" voorgestemde houten tamboerijn met 4 schellen, 1x paar houten maraca's, 1x houten shaker, 1x plastic shaker (Shaker Egg), 1x houten schellenstok (4 paar schellen), 1x paar verchroomde vingerbekkentjes, 1x polsband met belletjes

Deze percussieset voor kinderen van 3 jaar en ouder helpt ze bij de ontwikkeling van het gehoor en sociale, motorische en muzikale vaardigheden.

Percussieset voor kinderen - in transparante kunststof trommel

Percussieset voor kinderen, inclusief:

1 x Houten schellenstok - 1 x houten minitamboerijn met 1 rij schellen, niet-stembaar vel, met mallet - 1 x triangel met klopper - 1 x dubbele mini-Tick Tone met klopper - 2 x minisleebellen op gele ronde kunststof frames - 1 x set sleebellen op houten greep - 1 paar houten castagnetten - 1 paar minibekkentjes - 1 paar plastic minimaraca's - 1 paar rode plastic Egg Shakers

Deze percussieset voor kinderen van 3 jaar en ouder helpt ze bij de ontwikkeling van het gehoor en sociale, motorische en muzikale vaardigheden.

"Kiddy Soundz" Percussieset voor kinderen

Kleine percussieset voor kinderen, inclusief:

parade kleine trom met stokken - tamboerijn - claves - polsband belletjes - güiro en shaker - maracas.

 

 

 


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SHEEP VOICES

Sheep Voice - Paper Banderole
Printed with Funny Sheep Designs

These lovingly designed sheep voices sounds surprisingly real. Just turn the little sheep jar onto its top - when turning back you'll hear the sheepy "Baaaaa".

Small: 5 cm (2”), Ø 4.5 cm (1.8”)
Medium: 6 cm (2.4”), Ø 6.5 cm (2.6”)

 

Sheep Voice - Fur Coat
to hear & to touch

These lovingly designed sheep voices sounds surprisingly real. Not at least the real sheep fur coating (brown or white) provides authentic grazing joy.

Medium: 6 cm (2.4”), Ø ca. 11.5 cm (4.5”)
Large: 8 cm (3.1”), Ø ca. 12.5 cm (4.9”)

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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

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")

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)


listen to the Sunray Zaphir chime... Sunray (= Shanti #3 "Zonnedans - Sundance")

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)


listen to the Twilight Zaphir chime... Twilight (= Shanti #4 "Gouden Oogst - Moisson d'Or - Golden Harvest")

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)


listen to the Sufi Zaphir chime...

Sufi (NEW tuning)

Spiral Dance

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


listen to the Blue Moon Zaphir chime...

Blue Moon (NEW tuning)

Winter, stilte.
Hiver, silence.
Winter, twinkeling silence.

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




De 7 beschikbare kleuren en hun nuances ... les 7 couleurs disponibles ... the 7 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 neiuwe 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.

De Koshi windorgeltjes zijn vanaf nu verkrijgbaar in onze winkel.

 

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.

Les carillons Koshi sont maintenant disponibles à notre magasin.

 

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.

The Koshi wind chimes are now available in our shop.

KOSHI SOUND SAMPLES
koshi
koshi
koshi
koshi
Terra
Aqua
Aria
Ignis
listen to the Terra Koshi chime...
listen to the Aqua Koshi chime...
listen to the Aria Koshi chime...
listen to the Ignis Koshi chime...

koshi koshi koshi koshi
listen to the 4 Koshis in sequence
listen to all 4 Koshi chimes in sequence...

 

WINDCHIMES

windchimes


Windgong 'Drie Fluisterbellen' - zwart

Elegant drievoudig windspel!

Hout en metaal.

Afmetingen: 24x6x58 cm

wind chime


Windgong Zen zwart

Elegantie en eenvoud komen samen in dit prachtige kleinood.

Attentie: de binnenkant van deze windgong is in een onbewerkte metaalkleur.

Afmetingen: 12x6x58 cm

wind chimes


Windbellen 5 stuks en 3 geluksmunten

Elegante windharp onder twee zwarte bogen van hout.

Afmetingen: 23x5x45 cm

windhartjes

Mobiel met witte hartjes uit Capiz schelp

Vier strengen van vier schelphartjes maken nauwelijks geluid in de wind, maar je hoort ze fluisteren.

Afmetingen: 35x8 cm

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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REGENSTOK - RAINSTICK - REGENMAKER - RAINMAKER - BATON DE PLUIE

rainmakers

De regenstok is gemaakt van de uitgebloeide delen van een cactus. Wanneer de delen nog groen zijn, worden de naalden naar binnen gedrukt. Hierdoor ontstaat binnen de cactus een net van naalden. Hierna word de cactus gedroogd en gevuld met kleine zaden of kiezelsteentjes en dan weer gesloten. Door beweging van de pijp wordt het geluid van vallende regen nagebootst. Alle rainsticks die wij in onze winkel verkopen, zijn door ons uitgekozen en op klankkwaliteit geselecteerd.

  • Curanderos (genezers) gebruiken de regenstok om hun patiënten te ontspannen
  • In Chili bestaat een dorpje met de naam Serena. De ouders wiegen de kinderen in slaap met het geluid van de regenstok

"The Quisca Cactus, which provides the magical body for the rainstick, grows in the Atakama desert at the foothills of the Andes. These cactus live in forests and hold water while they are alive. After they have completed their life cycle, their body dries out and can be used as this magical instrument. The spines are removed, turned around and inserted into the cactus which is then filled with pebbles of different sizes. If you turn the cactus instrument around the pebbles flow over the spines at different speeds, creating the wonderful sound of rain."

 

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BULLROARER - SNORREBOT - SNORBOT - BUSH TELEPHONE

NIET LEVERBAAR - NOT AVAILABLE

luister naar het elfenklokje ... luister naar de Bullroarer

De klank van dit instrument wordt gevormt door het houten plankje snel te laten rondbewegen d.m.v. een touw. Hierdoor wordt de lucht erom heen in trilling gebracht en ontstaat een zoemend geluid. Bullroarers vinden hun oorsprong ver terug in de geschiedenis van de mensheid, de eerste bullroarers dateren uit het Laat-Paleolithicum en zijn van been gemaakt. Bij de 'primitieve' volken uit de oudheid hielden de draaiende lichaamsbewegingen, die tot extase voeren, verband met riten en culten. De bullroarer is een van de meest geheimzinnige en heilige instrumenten dat bestaat en het geluid brengt zelfs nu nog bij de meest moderne persoon een gevoel van onbehagen mee. Dit komt ongetwijfeld doordat bepaalde oergeluiden diep inwerken in ons biologische wezen, het laat geheimzinnige stemmen van geesten en monsters horen, die de wilde beesten afschrikken. De Noordamerikaanse sjamanen gebruiken de bullroarer bij hun magische rituelen om het weer te beinvloeden. Volgens de Aboriginals uit Australie zijn bullroarers 'plankjes van de geesten' waarmee men de stemmen van de voorouders kan horen. In de Romeinse oudheid gebruikte men de bullroarer voor amoureuze betoveringen en de 'rhombus' van de Latijnen kwam waarschijnlijk voor in ceremonieen gewijd aan de godheden Bacchus en Cybele. Elke bullroarer heeft een andere klank, deze is afhankelijk van het materiaal, de vorm, de rotatiesnelheid, de hoek ten opzichte van de grond en de afmeting. De meeste bullroarers zijn van hout en schors gemaakt en in ruitvorm uitgesneden, soms gebruikt men ook wel een bot of een hoorn of soms zelfs een veer. Wordt soms ook "bush telephone" genoemd.

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THUNDER TUBE

thunder tube

ELECTRIFY YOUR SOUL!
The thunder tube creates its song by gently shaking the drum so that the vibrations of the spring are transmitted to the head – creating a unique sound that exists somewhere between a gong and a dijeridoo.
Covered in a lightning graphic, your hands will feel the electricity in the sound you generate.
Can be used as a sonic centering device for friends.
Allow it to reflect the energy of the lightning of your soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPRING DRUM
spring drum

The Spring Drums’ sound is generated by moving the drum (coil facing downwards) so the vibrations of the spring are transmitted through to the head. The almost indescribable and musically interesting sound has been described as a cross between a cuica, a sheet of thunder, a suspended cymbal roll, and the roar of a lion.

To play it simply grasp the body of the instrument in one hand and shake it with a twisting motion, thus allowing the spring to vibrate. You can create a variety of effects by placing the opposite hand over the top and by scraping the spring or striking the spring while it is in motion

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MONDHARP - MOUTH HARP - JAW HARP - JEW'S HARP - TRUMP - KHOMUS - DOROMB - DAN MOI

mouth harpThe Jew's Harp is a small musical instrument which is held against the teeth or lips, and plucked with the fingers. Its appearance in many cultures of the world,and ancient roots, attest to the magical essence of this simple instrument.

 

 

How to Play the Jew's Harp:

  1. The Jew's Harp consists of a cast iron or steel frame and a tempered steel tongue. The tongue of the instrument lies between the jaws of the frame and is played by vibrating the tongue, which is done by striking or plucking, with the forefinger.
  2. Take the Jew's Harp lightly in the hand, using care that the hand touches only the frame and not the tongue.
  3. Place the harp against the front teeth, which must be slightly apart.
  4. The upper and lower lips should rest on the top and bottom of the frame.
  5. With your forefinger, pluck the tongue of the Jew's Harp, either by pushing or pulling. While the harp's tongue is in motion, silently pronounce the vowels (A-E-I-O-U). This is an easy way to learn how to produce sounds, which occur by altering the size of the mouth cavity. Using small amounts of air (either inhaling or exhaling) will alter the sound quality. Moving your tongue (thus changing the size of the mouth cavity) and using small amounts of air will, in no time at all, produce many different tones. You then combine this with the rhythmic beat of the music.

DOROMB (Hungary)

"RENAISSANCE" - The classical one - Clear and sharp sound - Quite long and medium strong tongue - Superb price/performance ratio

Length: approx. 9 cm (3.5")

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VARGAN (Altai)

This petite brass jew's harp from the mountains of the Russian Altai is extremely rich in overtones.
Absolutely stage proof!
WITH the case!

Length: approx. 7 cm (2.7")

VARGAN (Altai)

This petite brass jew's harp from the mountains of the Russian Altai is extremely rich in overtones.
Absolutely stage proof!
WITHOUT the case!

Length: approx. 7 cm (2.7")

ANGKUOCH (Cambodja)

The Angkuoch is a robust instrument made of bamboo with a forceful and low sound.
It is easy to play and therefore suited splendidly for kids, too.

Length: approx. 24 cm (9.4")

DAN MOI

Dan Moi is de traditionele mondharp van het Vietnamees bergvolk H’mong.
Ze worden met de hand vervaardigd uit messing, zijn makkelijk te bespelen en hebben een heel boventoonrijke klank.
In het Italiaans heet het instrument Scaccia Pensieri, wat zoveel als Gedachten Verschrikker betekent.
Het instrument begeleid je op een wonderbaarlijke reis van bewegingen, hoge tonen, ritmes en adem. Deze reis is meditatie!

 

DAN MOI

Dan Moi is the name of the Jew’s Harp from the Vietnamese mountain tribe “H’mong”.
It is handcrafted from brass and unique in being very simple to play. It creates a rewarding sound full of brilliant overtones.
In Italy the Jew’s Harp is called Scaccia Pensieri, which means Thought Dispeller.
This instrument will lead you to travel through a magical forest of vibrations, overtones, rhythm and breath. This journey is meditation.

DAN MOI (Vietnam)

The Dan Moi is the traditional jew's harp of the Vietnamese mountain people Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and having a brilliant sound, rich in overtones. Playing the Dan Moi is effortless and enjoyable. In contrast to other types of trumps, the Dan Moi must not be pressed against ones teeth to produce its full and warm sound. Rather, the instrument is gently rested against the player's lips with one hand while the other plucks the tip of the reed softly.

Moreover, the Dan Moi affords players with an almost unlimited range of possibilities for the creation of sound effects since mouth and tongue are given considerably more freedom than with other types of trums. For example, you may try a simple echo effect by temporarily and rhythmically removing the Dan Moi from your lips, or try a tremolo by moving the tip of your tongue inside your mouth while playing.

The Hmong craftsmen work the Dan Moi so carefully that the slit between frame and reed is barely visible. This ensures a wide variety of sounds, especially in the high ranges.

Length: approx. 10 cm (3.9")

DAN MOI (Vietnam) - single tongue

Heavy, massive Dan Moi jew's harp in wooden box with a clever magnetic lock.
It's sound is beautifully low pitched, intense and crisp.

Length: approx. 11.5 cm (4.5")

DAN MOI (Vietnam) - double tongue

Heavy, massive Dan Moi jew's harp with split reed in wooden box with a clever magnetic lock.
It's sound is beautifully low pitched, intense and crisp.

Length: approx. 12.5 cm (5")

DAN MOI (Vietnam) - flat end reed

This heavy Dan Moi jew's harp in a wooden box with a clever magnetic lock has got a flat end, straight cut reed, which minimizes the risk of pricking yourself like it can happen with the other classic Dan Moi models.
It's sound is soft and long sustaining.

Length: approx. 12.5 cm (5")

DAN MOI (Vietnam) - deluxe

This impressive Dan Moi derivate captivates with its incredibly powerful and full sound and its modest, well-balanced design.
Due to its quite massive material and its triple tongue it is the sturdiest and loudest Dan Moi available.
It comes with a flat wooden box with a practical magnet lock.

DAN MOI (Vietnam) - double tongue

The split tongue of this quite sturdy Dan Moi creates a fine and wide range of sound and vibrates for a long time.
It is played at the lips as like the normal Dan Moi.
Comes with a beautiful wooden case.

Available in tuned versions (C# - D - ...) as well.

Length: approx. 10 cm (3.9")

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MONDBOOG - MOUTHBOW

The wooden mouthbow has been spread in several cultures and continents and is one of the oldest instruments. Its sound is performed by the simultaneous percussive play of the string and the modulation of the overtones by the mouth. To do this, you simply put the bow with the backside at the corner of your mouth and pick the string with the provided mallet.

Available in two lengths:

  • approx. 70 cm (28")
  • approx. 90 cm (35")

Comes with mallet and a spare string.

This bamboo mouthbow comes with a mallet.

Available in two lengths:

  • approx. 70 cm (28")
  • approx. 90 cm (35")

luister naar het elfenklokje ... listen to the magical bow

The "Arco del Duende" (the bow of the little people) is an instrument created by Bolivian shaman Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez from a vision he received in an Ayahuasca ceremony. By placing one's mouth at the end-piece and plucking the strings, one can create incredible sounds and overtones which are wonderful for journeying and meditating, as well as healing. Similar to Jew's harp, the mouth and then the whole body becomes the resonating box for the instrument, allowing the player to vibrate together with spirits in vision-states, or with a client in a healing session. This instrument is used to invoke spirits by "seducing" them with the beautiful melodies, and providing a bridge of sound (vibration) between this world and other worlds. Don Agustin uses it with his intention to perform spiritual surgery and banish darkness. Length 78 cm.

Examples of tuning: C/F/C/F - C/F/C/Eb - A/D/A/C


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