I posted a tutorial on subway busking with HAPI drums. My HAPI drum stage setup now consists of an array of a total of 6 HAPI drums, a D Minor, a C Akebono, a UFO in C Major, an E Integral (pygmy & akebono) and a D Integral, which delivers all the HANG tones you could want, plus a stunning F# Minor thin guy — it really knocks ‘em out in concert!!!
I first played the HANG drum back in 2001, but it had limitations for me, a vibes player at heart. I play keyboards, guitar, flutes, sax, clarinet, percussion, drum kit, standup double bass, harps, just about anything except violin; I’ve been in the music business professionally since 1959 and I’ve never seen anything as amazing as the HAPI drum. It packs small, and plays big! Think of the HAPI as a 12″ set of vibes you can pop into your front seat on the way to a gig!
When combined with driving percussion to relieve the rhythm factor, the HAPI drummer can easily get into melodic fugues; you can play single note and chordal on the HAPI, just as you would a xylophone, vibraphone or marimba.
As a drum, it’s totally superb! It can work in a band or stand-alone as a tonal drum; in this instance, think of it as a tongue-drum.
For use with the didgeridoo, you can’t touch this! I highly recommend the HAPI (Hand Activated Percussion Instrument) for any professional and anyone interested in drumming circles!!!
Find out more by following my videos here on youtube and on my blog site, http://www.gorebaggsworld.com
For the HAPI drum, go to their website, http://www.hapitones.com — I am not affiliated in any way with HAPI Tones, just a big fan of their wonderfully conceived and produced instruments, and what’s more, I’m ordering a G Major next week, so I can play along with our Bluegrass tunes!!!