Tuning, scales and frequencies
Our steel tongue drums can be tuned to any musical scale or frequency possible – 432hz, 440hz, 528hz (444hz) or whatever tuning you want. All AM Drums can also be TUNABLE and have 8 (or max 9) notes (see below).
AM Drums can personally recommend a scale, frequency or tuning for your tastes and/or needs. We’re happy to have a live chat and give you personal guidance (just ask).
AM Drums can be tuned to ANY scale of your choice. A variety of tunings, scales and frequencies are demonstrated on our Youtube page. Your choice is not limited to these examples, however. Just ask.
Number of notes
Usually AM Drums have 8 notes (see pic), but an extra 9th note is possible in the centre (optional). This gives you a full, musical octave – more than enough for composing complete tunes or symphonies 😉
ALL AM Drums steel tongue drums can be TUNABLE (optional). Adjust the scale and frequency yourself. It’s easy, flexible and can be infinitely adjusted, opening up a whole new world of musical possibilities.
Your steel tongue drum is still pretuned to your chosen tuning, and you can always return to that by adjusting it back to neutral.
Play our handpans by hand or with rubber-tipped drumsticks / mallets (provided free). See ‘how to play‘.