Hand made in British Columbia by talented artist Brynn Klingwall of Kindred Spirit Steel Drums
The Helios 2.0 is a 17” overtone tonguepan made from a heat-treated high-carbon steel for optimal sound quality, and comes with a customize-able etching design. Each tongue on the Helios 2.0 is tuned with 1 overtone (an octave of the fundamental tone) using the Linotune program, to give additional layers to their sound profile. They have exquisite tonality which is closer to the sound and feel of a handpan than our other steel instruments.
Soothing, Transforming, Eloquent.
The Aeolian mode is a the natural minor scale. It is transformative and very soothing, with closely connected intervals allowing for smooth transitions and tension. It is a very popular scale for yoga classes and meditation, where more expressive music is desired. Reminiscent of classical piano, beautiful musical forms can be created within its note range. Our second most popular minor scale, and one of our favourites.
Standard Features Include
2 spun shells of high quality steel-alloy, an internal and external powder-coated finish (pure clear-coat or clear with sparkles), an internal pick-up system and input jack, a wooden laser-cut emblem and sound-hole plug to improve the bass frequencies, rubber feet, instructional booklet, and a set of house-made mallets.
How to play a tongue drum
The notes are laid out on each of the drums so that you can create a most beautiful melody by starting at the bottom and alternating right and left hands as you go around the instrument. You can also play a beautiful tune by moving around the instrument in a circular manner.
Watch a video that I made while out in the forest. I offer a few different ideas to create your own tunes.
Are you looking for a model or scale not listed on our website? No problem. We can custom order a drum for you.