August 28, 2008

Hang Drum Solo [Video]

The hang is a relatively new instrument created in Switzerland in 2000. It's a melodic percussion instrument that looks a bit like a UFO. It produces sounds similar to a steel drum, but sounds less harsh in my opinion. In the middle of the hang there's a bass note that is surrounded by 7 or 8 harmonic notes.

Here's a video of Manu Delago playing the Hang:

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Unknown said...

Very nice blog.
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Unknown said...

Check out the Portico quartet for more hang drum stuff

anna karina said...

SO rad! It's like a steel tabla. . . more interesting, in a way, than steel drum since you play it with your fingers, and the harmonics, wow!

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IgnitedWeStand said...

Those drums are so cool. I'm impressed you were able to work both of those so well. It sounds great. You'd be a godsend to drum circles everywhere.