Months of work to develop a new tongue drum have produced this gem. It's a little over 15" in diameter, weighs 6.5 pounds, or the same as my original 12" drums. This C minor scale has become one of my favorites.
Down for now, due to a shop fire, but back in business as soon as possible. Please copy and share the link below if you feel it. Thank you.
Got this review today from a customer who bought a 12" tongue drum with 9 notes (shown below). Due to carpal tunnel problems, every drum I make involves a degree of pain. Two things keep me going: One is how much I love these drums, and what they can do for people. The other is reactions like I've pasted below:
After loads of research I resonated with the Dragon Drum and Christopher's attentiveness. I wanted a drum for my public meditation classes and to also to just soothe myself. I specifically ordered the 432 hz frequency tuned drum because of how the sound positively organizes the human energetic field. The drum is absolutely beautiful and came with the most exquisite case and drumsticks and I am so pleased. Anyone investigating a tongue drum..you will not be disappointed with a Dragon Drum .You can also ask Chris for a suggestion for your particular need.Thank you Christopher for this absolutely stunning piece and for your hands and intuitive craft.
May you be blissed and blessed Christopher!
Krista L. from Austin, TX
I remember what Sabina, one of the two original handpan makers said to me in 2005, when I was leaving the Hanghaus in Bern. I had asked her a silly question, which was something like "do you think I could ever make one of these?" She looked me up and down for a couple of seconds, and then definitively said "no". I believed her for many years. But then in 2012, with zero experience working with metals, I decided to actually try. Although my latest creation is not the same as the original in sound, I think it's good. I hope it will make someone happy for a fair price. We never really know what we are capable of, what lives deep inside, until we try.
I'm happy with the performance of my 18" bronze Gongpan design. I've been selling this design for nearly 18 months, with no complaints of instrument de-tuning. The latest is featured in the clip below. 18" diameter, weighs only 7 pounds. Ultra-portable with very resonant bronze timbre.
The drum arrived 2 hours ago…and I have been playing it for 2 hours! I love it! It has an incredible sound and looks great! I have been playing it alone and alongside my other one (Pentatonic scale) It’s amazing the different sounds they make and the added notes….and then playing them together is very cool! I was experimenting to see how different combinations would sound. (I have no musical training…or much of an ear for it….) and music is coming out of me! I’m almost ready to set up on the sidewalk and play for coffee and McDonald’s money…ha@ So, thanks for what you do in the world…the impact of your talents is spreading and I appreciate how my life is enhanced by these simple but beautiful instruments.
Be well…till I order my next one!
John R. from Maryland
Christopher of the Wolves
At first, making these drums was more of a business idea. But then as I made my first batch of 10 drums in July of 2013, I realized I had stumbled onto making a very special musical drum.