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By myself I would recommend just listen to your senses your feelings. Try to focus on how you play and how it sounds for you and for other who hear you. Of course it’s possible to play from notes, but it’s not a way how I see this instrument. I really love that with Nest Drum it’s possible to play very intuitive. So just flow with the sound and be creative, play with magnets they really expands what you can do. (If you want something more teoretic check this link maybe it will give you guidance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnooZCMvWw )
When playing for myself I play just with hands it’s way more interactive, much more closer, much more controllable. The sound of course is little bit different and it requires some practise to get clear sound. When played by hands hit sound is more recognizable and it has little bit more “metal” sound. But because all my drums has dampening system metal sound is really not a big problem.
Yes, this is the way how I prefer to play and recommend for other to master. Playing by hands is much more intuitive much more closer to the body rhythmics. It’s just requires some more time to master. One small tip is to close other notes by one hand and with other hit the notes. This way you can dampen unwanted sounds- make notes sound cleaner and shorter. More info about this can be found on instrument manual.
They will stay “forever”. Oldest my instrument is 7 years old and it still has bright colors. The oxide which creates color is under strong powder paint lacquer. So if you don’t damage the lacquer oxide will stay untouched.
As long as you don’t break the magnets by hitting them strongly they will work lifetime.
By default I tune my drums to 440hz, but without any problem it can be tuned in 432hz. Just add the note to your order that you would like to have this tuning. It does not cost extra or does not take longer.
It’s a question which I get quite often (: To make instrument does not take so much time as how much time takes to develop it, to organize workflow, communicate with customers, make videos about it. Also when I started to make Nest Drum it took me way more time when now, because I developed tools and processes. This video is made one year ago. Now I have way more tools and planning to have more.. But in order to satisfy your curiosity let’s say when I was making first drums it took me 3 days to make one and now it takes 3 hours to make one.
How hard is it to move the magnets? Do you have to unscrew the whole drum or are the magnets easy to access?
It’s very easy to access tuning magnets, just flip your drum on the side and put your hand inside. For some people hole can be a little bit too small.. But I can’t make it very big. It would run the resonance of the instrument. After that just take magnets and slide them over tongues. Trust me it’s really very simple. It takes just a few minutes to tune Nest Drum.
Yes there are no limits you can tune to any lower pitch. This tuning possibility vastly opens possibilities for micro tuning. Experiment and you would find so much!
At the moment I am making split tongues only on bigger 30cm/12inch drums. Using split tongues allows to make more notes, which are tuned in resonant frequency. This way instrument sound is expanded towards another level – longer sustain, wider, deeper sound.
You can play alone. Just put Pocket Gong to your ears and lean forward hitting some close object or wall.
It’s made intentionally. This way it’s possible to achieve more sound dynamic and an element of randomness. In case you want to stop it drill second hole and hand Pocket Gong on two holes, this way it will not spin.
Every batch has slightly different sound, because I am still on research to find the one I am looking for. I look for deep sound with lot’s of harmonies, which would have childhood feeling, the one which would touch a soul.
At the moment due to environmental reasons I recycle iron Pocket Gongs- they are made from leftovers of Nest Drum. Size is important. It’s possible to achieve louder sound with bigger object, but for my ears it’s too loud and can get even painful.