Introducing the NEW Percussion Plus Slap Drumming for younger players - Hand Drum
The new Slap Drumming range from Percussion Plus is the perfect way to introduce rhythm and time into your music classes and sessions. Whether it's for a large primary school class, sessions at a local music centre or music therapy for any age, the Slap Drumming range gives you the tools you need for smooth running lessons at any ability level.
The Percussion Plus Slap Drumming Hand Drum can be easily played whilst also moving around and is a lot of fun for anyone aged 5+. All materials and hardware have been produced to the highest standard - designed to withstand the trials of regular classroom use, whilst still producing a strong and lively sound.
Let's play together
With this hand drum from Percussion Plus, you get a great looking high-quality instrument with an innovative 'how to play' guide printed on the drum skin. There are many different techniques used to produce tones on a hand drum and any of these can be used on our hand drums. The printed graphic on the head of the drum offers suggested hand positions for the three main tones on a hand drum: slap, tone, and bass.
With this easy method, teaching and learning is simple and allows you to tailor your class to include visual as well as instructive and aural learners, providing an inclusive way into music making for all levels and abilities.
Fun look, vibrant sound
The colourful pattern wrapped around the drum gives a fun and exciting look, inviting young classes to learn and play. It has a lightweight body so is easily stored, transported and carried whilst playing. The 8" drum surface gives plenty of room to master the three tones whilst being compact enough for small hands to carry.
Although it is lightweight, the build quality is reassuringly sturdy and the sound is just as vibrant and powerful as its colourful patterned exterior!
“The Percussion Plus Slap Hand Drum is lightweight and easy to hold in one hand while the other hand plays the drum’s wide range of sounds and tones adopting the suggested “how to play” hand positions printed on the drumhead. It’s easy to handle and so is great for use in music and movement sessions as well as in drumming circles and music therapy sessions.”
Andy Gleadhill - Percussion Plus Global Ambassador
How to play
The design on the drum head shows examples of hand positions that can be employed to obtain a fabulous variety of tones from the drum, from punchy bass to cracking highs. When you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring.
This area in the centre of the drum produces a warm and full tone. Use your hands to strike the centre of the drum for a solid rhythmic backing, allowing accents to be created using the tone and slap positions.
Straighten all your fingers at the same time. There are numerous hand positions that can be used to create the tone. Think of your hand as a straight extension of your arm, and you should get a solid ‘thud’ sound.
This stroke can be played in the same position as the tone, the difference is that one relaxes the hand and arm to hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spreading your fingers out slightly when they strike the hand drum helps create a crisp clear sound.