@Baba re: hang drums
One guy owns 2??? That should not be legal, when so many of us loooong for just one! What a lucky fellow he is. My car is not even worth as much as a hang. I am trying my best to manifest one right into my lap, but it hasn't caught up with me yet...
I know it's not widely done, but I heard that women were allowed to play in some situations. PLus, what's stopping you from playing it at home? Is his for playing, or is it more of an art piece? Not all naturally hollowed out ones are meant to be played
Hang drums are great. I know a guy with two. He's actually really famous for them now. But they are hard to find cause the guy who made them stopped. The ones out there are the only ones you can find. Good luck. They're pretty expensive for that reason
No. PVC ones sound terrible. They are great for learning to circular breathe on though. They are cheap and easy to make, and you can change their shape and size, but really, only do it if you want to learn to circular breathe. Otherwise, save that money and put it into a pool for a good one
Have you ever made one using PVC? The other instrument I drool over is hang drums from Switzerland. I have seen people make something similar out of new, unused propane tanks but the sound isn't even close. They are more like Hapi drums, which IMO are inferior but definitely cheaper than hangs, which run thousands of dollars.
it all depends. There's a length to width ratio that you can use to get pretty close to perfect tones. Shorter thinner ones have higher notes and tend to like to be played faster, while long wide ones are deeper and can be played fast or slow.
Bamboo isn't really the best material though. Mine a pretty good, but compared to other woods, bamboo doesn't have as clear subtle overtones. They're still there, if you listen for them, but Not as clear. Min might get 3's-4's on didgshop's rating scale
That is so cool that you make your own from bamboo! I wonder how low the drone is in comparison to other wood? Even just with the 2 I have, one is much lower than the other.
their not really that expensive when you look into other real didj's. Plus their artists really areaborigines. So the money, or at least some of it, is going to them. 80% of the didj's sold in the world are not even made in Australia. Most are from other pacific islands.
Plus when you get one from there, you know it was really hollowed out by termites like they are supposed to be.
When I've got some money, I'm planning on buying one from them. They also give you sound clips of the one you're getting.
I've made all of mine so far from bamboo that I "harvest" from a nearby empty lot
Yeah, I actually referenced Didjshop.com in my thesis! they have some cool info on brainwaves and didj tones. The only problem is getting anything shipped to Canada is a pain in the arse, very very expensive.
check out didjshop.com. they're a little pricey, but probably the best prices you'll find anywhere online for the outstanding quality they produce. Most of the proceeds go directly back to aboriginal tribes. You can even listen to most of them before you buy. I don't know how much it'll be in CND, they only have them priced in AUD, and USD. But seriously, those are all true hollowed out by termites didj's. Check out the ones they have on sale right now. Some of their reallt expensive ones are at great discounts for now. I'm might b taking advantage of it soon