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DONE’s favourite Modern Musical Instrument is…

Posted February 23, 2010 by doneworld
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Hang (Hang Drum) Hang means “hand” in the Bernese language, and is pronounced “hung or hong”. The Hang was developed in Switzerland. It was the result of many years of research on the steelpan and the study of the diverse collection of instruments from around the world, such as Gongs, Gamelan, Ghatam, drums, bells, etc. The instrument is played with the hands. Udu-like sounds are produced with the air resonance, the sounds of the clamped shallow shells sound like bells or harmonically tuned steelpans. The inner note on the bottom dome is the bass note, and when played in a dampened way allows change in pitch like a talking drum. Seven to nine notes are tuned harmonically around a central deep note. The hemispheres are hardened by a process known as gas-nitriding. This is a thermal treatment process in which nascient hydrogen atoms diffuse into the steel and form nitride compounds with many of the alloys in the steel.



  • SupDe
    I have to agree that the Hang drum is the most beautiful modern instrument.  It's just a shame that it's near impossible to buy one. :(  I found this though which suggests some similar alternatives: if anybody else is looking.

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