THE SHAMAN DRUM
The shamans drums in our shop are made by hand. A shaman drum making means about 20 hours loving and hard work ... ,and will spread over 3 to 6 weeks for the whole process sufficient time .Every shaman drum is a unique , single copy, both in sound and appearance .
The drumheads are made of skin (rawhide) .Because skin reacts to heat and (air) humidity , the tension of the skin and thus change the pitch / tone .If there is a lot of moisture in the air , can thus temporarily disappear from your drum sound. When it freezes, your drumhead can be stretched super tight. When you choose a fixed sheet you will have to work with the elements. If you choose a tensionable drumhead, it is much easier to determine the sound of your drum
Single sided shaman drums This shamanic drums are easily to handle; you carry them in your hand from the handle to the rear.
A hand drum is very good to use during (tranc ) dance and meditation .Traditional fixed shamans drum In this hand drums the sheet is stretched directly with strips skin .The tension of the sheet can therefore only be changed by carefully heating it with a hair dryer or with a damp cloth or your own saliva.Ajustable shaman drumThe adjustable hand drum is particularly suitable for thinner skins . The tension of the sheet is using tabs to easily adapt to the changing weather conditions. Thus , these hand drums ideal in our climate .The sheet is sandwiched between two iron rings be stretched . those rope (plastic) is Very suitable for thicker sheets.
The iron makes the drum of course heavier.These shamans drum has on both sides of a sheet that different pitch, so you can hand contact with the upper world and the other with the underworld . Because a closed space takes the resonance increases, which makes shamans drums produce a distinctive , powerful sound .Very suitable for use in groups.
Again, you have the choice of a traditional tensioned drum and a tension release drum.
A big shaman drum, pow wow is also possible.
Heart Longing for a shaman drum .. .. ..,
then it is probably some beating for you:Maybe you have a special bond with a specific tree or animal you want intertwined with your drum ? Do you like to work to keep ? Your drum tone with the elements Go often outside or inside with your drum started?
Where will you use your drum ? What shape and size feels appropriate to you? And what kind of sound you hear? What else is important that seems to you?
good to know ... is that: the sound box, or the frame is usually made of a solid plank that is bent into an oval or round shape . Beech , oak, ash , maple and elm are the woods that I like to work .For ajustable sided drums Birch plywood is used or a hollow tree trunk. If an animal skin drumhead is used. Both goat, horse and deer almost always available or sometimes another sheet if possible.
The sound is also determined by
the thickness of the skin , the selected type of skin , the type of wood used,
the size of the drum and if there is still hair on the skin .
For example, a thick sheet rather a solid , solid sound produce , while a thin sheet gives a sophisticated and longer lasting,
lilting sound. A larger drum offers more different sounds , simply because the ' playing field ' is greater . A hairy drum
sounds deeper , but also less clear . The size of the drums generally ranges in diameter