Product Code: OW-todr4

Tongue Drum (Slit Drum) – 4 notes

£22.00 exc VAT

  • EYFS
  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4
  • SEND

Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • L 33cm x W 12cm x H 8cm
  • Stock: 1

This is a simple, easy to play, multi-note Tongue Drum made of wood. Tongue drums are types of ‘slit’ drums and are designed for quick rhythmic patterns; ergo it is supplied with two beaters for faster playing.

Experimentation is encouraged and children as young as 3 can play this instrument.

N.B. For SEN settings: Please put a note with your order to indicate that it is needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

Product Information

What's included

To play a Tongue Drum, hit the tongues of wood with the beaters – this is the best place to get a resonant sound.

Exploring other surfaces beyond the tongues themselves will produce different tones and pitches when struck which can also be included into compositions.

You can try different sticks although they must either be wood or plastic rather than anything metal! Glockenspiel and Xylophone beaters will work well.

The instrument is generally un-tuned, as the main focus is on supportive rhythmic patterns. No wrong notes are possible and playing can be quite addictive.

How to Play

To play a Tongue Drum, hit the tongues of wood with the beaters – this is the best place to get a resonant sound.

Exploring other surfaces beyond the tongues themselves will produce different tones and pitches when struck which can also be included into compositions.

You can try different sticks although they must either be wood or plastic rather than anything metal! Glockenspiel and Xylophone beaters will work well.

The instrument is generally un-tuned, as the main focus is on supportive rhythmic patterns. No wrong notes are possible and playing can be quite addictive.

Delivery

We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.

Returns

Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

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Many thanks for beautiful instruments! They are very, very nice.

Zane Kriumane

It was all excellent, though I mistakenly bought sticks for the tongue drum locally as I didn’t know it would come with sticks.

Ilse Towler

We love the dream drum!

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Media

We love the dream drum! (amazing how this instrument can silence a class of 30 noisy kids in a heart beat!)

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Community Music Club

Everything arrived promptly and safely – and we are delighted with the instruments – they are perfect for our needs – and really sound great.

Many thanks for a wonderful service!

Liz Lenten
Scarlet Community Music Club
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