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Tinka Tong Bass, 10 notes, A Minor Pentatonic

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Tinka Tong Bass, 10 notes, A Minor Pentatonic

The great little virtuoso - play the cherfulness of the forest

Imaginative shapes invite the frame and finger drummer to melodious drumming. A joy and challenge for the little drummer as he explores melody and rhythm, two-handed as well as one-handed.


  • 10 tones in A minor
  • Tone sequence: A - C - D - E - F - G - G - A - B - D
  • Wood: tongues - padouk / body - cherry
  • Dimensions: 35 x 17,5 x 10,5 cm
  • Accessories: incl. 2 mallets
  • Practical finger hole in the bottom
  • Biologically treated with hard wax oil
  • Made in Germany

This pentatonically tuned 10-tone Tinka Tong is the second smallest wooden Tongue Drum on the market. The fine work that goes into it, however, is not much less than that of a drum three times its size or a metal Tongue Drum. The tuning has to be just as precisely and the shape and surface wants to be a pleasure to hold. The materials are made out of the same high quality woods as their big siblings. We strive to use these precious woods, which the trees provide us with, as completely as possible.

How to play

The 10 notes tuned in A minor (Sansula tuning) are arranged intuitively so that a kind of random pattern/random melody can be created when playing rhythmically, but also so that one can experiment with timbres. Playing patterns that please are repeated, from time to time a note breaks out and new sound fantasies are explored. The well-balanced tongue pattern does not allow the scale to be recognized immediately, which facilitates intuitive playing.

With mallets one can simply strike or dribble rhythmically and clearly one tongue after the other. That is to say, one lets the rubber ball of the mallet bounce onto the tongue, holding the shaft as if to stay on the tongue, the soft rubber ball will bounce back. If you now let the bouncing rubber ball glide over several tongues, fascinating sound patterns are created, which can be combined with the simple striking of the tongues. The drum can also be held in the finger hole and played one-handed with fingers or a mallets.

The small Toungue Drums speak the language of the forest and the trees with the leaf pattern of the tongues. Experience the cherfulness, lightness and clarity and connect with the forest that brings us uninterrupted fresh oxygen. With the Tinka Tongs we have given the Tongue Drums a new joy of play and mobility. Almost all playing melody and rhythm techniques can be used with these Tongue Drums. With the Tinka Tongs I, Ingo Böhme, have fulfilled my wish for Tongue Drums that sound softly and gently in combination with instruments, that are rather struck with the fingers, such as kalimbas, spacedrums or flutes.

Finest feeltone craftsmanship made of high quality materials, lovingly manufactured from plank to tuning in the northeast of Germany by the beautiful Baltic Sea and shipped all over the world.

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