The first large-sized tongue instrument. It was created in 2013 after a lot of experiments and prototypes.
Recommended scales for this model:
Arcana A C D E F G A C
Celtic Minor F G Bb C D F G
Equinox G B C D E F# G B
About GUDA drum Standart Dnipro
GUDA drum Standart Dnipro is the first large-sized tongue instrument. It was created in 2013 after many experiments and prototypes.
This model is still very popular, because it earned its good reputation among many musicians around the world with its unique pure and rich sound. This big steel tongue drum can be a good alternative to an expensive Handpan. No needs to wait in the line for a year. You can start you musical improvisations and meditation in 3-4 weeks from the order date.
GUDA drum Standart Dnipro consists from two hemispheres made from 1,5 mm steel. The lower hemisphere has no hole and serves as the amplifier of the resonance. The oval-shaped tongues are located at the upper hemisphere. My innovation consists in the method of tuning. Manipulation and forging of the tongue causes very intresting effect – one tongue produces 2 notes instead of one: main tone+overtone, which is commonly tuned +1 octave.
Also, you can play these overtones separately – you need to hit underneath the tongue. You can hear the high note which we call «flageolet». It is similar to playing flageolets on guitar or other string instruments.
I engrave each GUDA drum with my own hands with a metal engraver. At the heart of all the patterns are ancient Ukrainian motifs, ornaments of Trypillia culture, as well as many of my author’s elements.
I need about two weeks to manufacture your GUDA drum.
I ship worldwide. Express shipping take up to 10 days. Check shipping rates.