About the oldest type of drum ever

The Frame Drum, a Hand Drum consisting of a frame and a head stretched on top of it, is one of the oldest drum types and enjoys worldwide popularity in various contexts today. Despite its rather simple construction, the Frame Drum offers an infinite spectrum of sounds and a multitude of possible uses when special beating techniques are mastered. A special form of the Frame Drum is the Wave Drum. This is covered with heads on both sides of the frame and contains small steel balls that produce the sound of ocean noise - simply balm for the soul.
Meinl Sonic Energy offers one of the largest gong selections in the world. From tuned gongs based on planetary frequencies or the seven chakras, to models tuned to about one note, such as the Wu Xing Gongs or the Symphonic Tam Tams, to non-tuned series, like for example the Tiger Gongs or the Wind Gongs.
In order not to lose the overview of the large offer, this blog article summarizes the main differences of the twelve series.

Metal Effects

Meinl Sonic Energy offers singing bowls, gongs, tuning forks and co. as well as a range of instruments specifically designed to create metal effects. These include Bell and Dorje, Tingshas, the Marimbula from Meinl Percussion and the Sonic Energy Chimes with 27 bars. You absolutely can't imagine anything under these terms, well then you should not miss this blogpost.
The Meinl Sonic Energy Steel Tongue Drum is not only the perfect instrument for beginners in the world of making music, but also has numerous uses even for experienced musicians. Different playing techniques can be used to elicit different sound spectrums from the Steel Tongue Drum. Made of sturdy steel, you can take your Steel Tongue Drum anywhere.
As the name suggests, planetary tuned gongs are tuned according to a frequency of a particular planet. The calculation of planetary tones goes back to Hans Cousto. Each planetary frequency is said to have different therapeutic effects, such as increasing self-confidence or releasing personal blockades. This blogpost gives detailed information about the effects of each planetary tone on humans.

Handpan - the mindchanger

For the Czech percussionist Tokhi, the handpan is a mindchanger. So it is not surprising that the handpan has also been used in sound therapy for some time. Our new Meinl Sonic Energy Sensory Handpans impress with their beautiful design in a noble gold tone, their high-quality workmanship made of stainless steel and not to forget, their unique sound. The handpan is played intuitively, which makes it a perfect instrument for beginners.
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.
The Meinl Sonic Energy Wind Gongs are characterized by an almost flat shape. This flat shape is known for allowing the gong’s voice to fully open with a wide tonal spectrum and a long sustain. The new designs "Flower of Life", "Kun" and "Yin & Yang" additionally make our gongs a real eye-catcher.

Why Singing Bowls?

The origin of singing bowl therapy goes back several thousand years. It involves exposing the body, mind and spirit to sound vibrations. These harmonious vibrations pass through the body in concentric circles, dissolving tension and blockages and activating the self-healing powers.

What are Chakragongs?

The Meinl Sonic Energy Chakra Gongs are handmade masterpieces from Germany. Each chakra gong is tuned to a specific frequency that helps to activate the respective chakra. The elaborate hammering provides visual stimulation and creates the undeniable sound character necessary to awaken your senses. Finally, a special sandblasting technique is used to fuse the chakra symbol into each gong's center.

Energy Chimes and their chakras

Learn more about Meinl Sonic Energy's seven planetary tuning energy chimes and the meaning of their chakras.

Tuning forks and their chakras

Learn more about Meinl Sonic Energy tuning forks and the meaning of their seven chakras
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