A gift of nature

The Rainstick, also called Rainmaker, is an effect instrument that nature gave us. Made from woody cactus tubes, the Indians in the northern of Chile used the Rainstick in special ceremonies to summon rain for their fields.
As the name Rainstick suggests, when tipped, the instrument produces a sound similar to that of rain or running water, due to its filling and the nails attached to the inside.
The Didgeridoo, also known as Yedaki or Yidaki, owes its origin to the North Australian Aborigines. They came up with the idea of preparing a branch of a eucalyptus tree, eaten out by termites, as an instrument, which then served as an accompanying instrument or for ceremonial purposes. Today Didgeridoos are widely used in multicultural bands, among street musicians and in New Age Music. To learn how to play the Didgeridoo, it is recommended to attend a specially designed workshop. Especially to master the necessary circular breathing it needs a lot of practice. But then you will be rewarded with the Didgeridoo's versatile sound variations and rhythms.
We at Meinl take responsibility for the environment. Thus, for decades Meinl implemented environmental projects such as the construction of a photovoltaic system, the use of electric cars or the installation of a special vacuum distillation system to save drinking water. Even in the production of Meinl Percussion instruments the motto "It's our world, we care for it!" is followed. This starts with the raw material which comes from industrial plantations of ecologically controlled forests in Thailand and Indonesia.

What is a drum circle?

Rhythm is a way of life - that's our motto at Meinl VivaRhythm, the percussion brand especially for drum circles, team events, community drumming, music teachers, therapists and everyone who likes to drum together. In this article we will explain you what is meant by a so-called drum circle.
There are instruments that don't require perfectionism to sound great. The Meinl Sonic Energy Kalimba is one of them.
So if you're not a musician, here's your first lesson.

Make your own cajon

Make your own Cajon easily with the Meinl Percussion Cajon kits.

CaiXoN and CaiXoNet

With the Meinl VivaRhythm caiXoN and caiXoNet we offer you a back-friendly alternative to the classic Cajon. The caiXoN as well as the caiXoNet have the adventage that the playing surface is brought closer to the player, what allows you an upright sitting position, while the traditional sound of the snare cajon is still present in both models.