Bamboo Tongue Slit Drum - Carved Culture

Bamboo Tongue Slit Drum

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This bamboo Slit drum is round instead of a square! Fun to play suitable for all ages. This unique slit drum is hollow and belongs to the percussion family of instruments. It is usually carved or constructed from bamboo or wood into a box with one or more slits in the top. Various varieties are found around the world. This Bamboo Drum can be held in one hand and lightweight making it very easy to transport. Various varieties can be found around the world but most are played by holding in one hand as it is lightweight making it very easy to transport. 


The ends of a slit drum are closed so that the shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the tongues are struck, usually with a mallet. The resonating chamber increases the volume of the sound produced by the tongue and presents the sound through an open port. If the resonating chamber is the correct size for the pitch being produced by the tongue, which means it has the correct volume of airspace to complete one full sound wave for that particular pitch, the instrument will be more efficient and louder, an impressive instrument to add to your collection.

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