A larger, more versatile Hapi Drum. A drum that offers even more musical possibilities.
It all started with designing a new mold that would provide more surface area for notes while barely increasing the weight. Once the mold was finished experimentation was done for a year with different note layouts and scale arrangements. The note layout is a fine tuned arrangement so the best harmonics, ease of play, and resonance are all realized together.
The HAPI UFO drum has 11 notes and is in the C Major Scale: D3, E3, F3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4. There are nine Pentatonic Scales in this single drum. They are C Major, D Minor, D Pygmy, E Minor, F Major, G Major, A Minor, A Akebono, A Pygmy. It also has one Hexatonic Scale, A Integral.
The center note of C4 ties all the other notes together. The top shell of the drum is tuned to a higher harmonic support of C5. This helps unite the notes into a chorus of beautiful sound. C Major is one of the most commonly used key signatures in music. The white keys on the piano correspond to C Major, its relative minor is A Minor. C Major is often thought of as the most straight forward key owing to its lack of flats and sharps.
Made from specially selected musical steel using a custom molded shape.
It is 15" wide by 8" tall and weighs only 12.75 pounds.
With the isolating rubber feet located on the bottom of the drum you can set it on any surface to play. Each UFO comes with a pair of mallets that are specifically handmade for the drum. It also includes a handbook that has mallet, hand playing techniques, and practice exercises. You can enjoy playing the UFO with your hands or the included mallets.