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Tongue Drum Songbook for Beginner: Play by Number

  • Product Code: ISBN: 979-8681814832
  • Availability: In Stock

The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi drum, mandala, or lotus drum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. You don't need classical music training or knowledge of music theory to play them. The main purpose is relaxation, meditation, and traveling through your inner world.

No previous training or skills are necessary to enjoy these fascinating instruments. It is impossible to play them incorrectly. Anyone can play them: those who want to develop a good sense of rhythm and an ear for music, those who are seeking relaxation after a hard day at work, those who have always had an interest in learning how to play a musical instrument, and those who want to introduce something unusual into their lives and explore their inner selves.

This book is aimed at those who want to add popular melodies to their experimentation.

All songs in this book have been written without using the classic music score system, because it is for absolute beginners who cannot read sheet music.

We use circles with numbers because most modern tongue drums have numbers engraved or painted on their keys. We do not show the note duration -- we just group the circles closer to each other to show the rhythms. You can experiment with duration on your own. Because most tongue drums include and are tuned to involve the notes of the main octave, all songs from this book are possible to play in one octave. This book includes very simple, popular children's and folk songs, but even well-known children's songs played on the drum will create an unusual magical sound.


  1. Introduction
  2. Rub-a-Dub-Dub
  3. The Wheels on the Bus
  4. Miss Mary Mack
  5. Happy Birthday
  6. Doggie Doggie
  7. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  8. Oh We Can Play on the Big Bass Drum
  9. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  10. A Hunting We Will Go
  11. Kookaburra
  12. Ode to Joy
  13. Do You Know the Muffin Man?
  14. Old Bald Eagle
  15. La Cucaracha
  16. A Sailor Went to Sea
  17. Are You Sleeping
  18. The Mulberry Bush
  19. Old McDonald
  20. Bim Bum Biddy
  21. London Bridge
  22. Jingle Bells
  23. Tinga Layo
  24. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  25. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  26. Brahms Lullaby
  27. Ninety-Nine Bottles
  28. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  29. Oh Susannah
  30. Row Row Your Boat
  31. Acka Backa
  32. Hot Cross Buns
  33. Bell Horses
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