While gathering information about these drums, I noticed a lot of comments in woodworking forum threads like "I would build one but I don't know how to tune it." or "Where is a plan for the tongues?" So, I set out to produce a video that explains everything you need to know about building tongue drums.
My goals were to make these drums less mysterious and to answer all the questions that were preventing people from getting into the shop and making that first cut. I hope this video encourages you to get into the shop and make one of these drums. They are quick and easy to build, fun to play, and they are only as complicated as you want to make them. No matter what type of wood you use, or whether you tune it or not, you will end up with a nice fun-to-play drum. If you build one, please contact me and let me know...I'd love to hear about it!
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