These new larger than life Flower Petal Drums inspired by the natural world will be sure to create a striking focal point and add year-round interest to music parks, sensory gardens, and playgrounds.
Expanding our collection of instruments inspired by the botanical world, we’ve taken one of our most popular products the Babel Drum – the sweet-sounding stainless steel tongue drum – and given it a floral upgrade. With designs based on the Sunflower, Forget-Me-Not, Daisy, and Poppy these curvaceous Petal Drums are charmingly simple, instantly recognizable, and sure to brighten up outdoor spaces through the winter months and beyond.
Each ‘Petal Drum’ contains a small 6-note Babel Drum (steel tongue drums) encased with appropriately shaped aluminum ‘petals’, securely mounted to a stainless-steel frame. The Drum is precision-tuned and fabricated with a particular scale, and the whole instrument is given a highly durable and water-proof powder coated finish.
The Babel Drum within the flowers are steel tongue drums – percussion instruments that rely on the oscillation of cut ‘tongues’ of different sizes to create the notes of a scale. Each ‘Petal Drum’ has a different sound as they have been tuned to different scales – so you can choose your favorite or collect them all. Adding a hint of happy to any space, these instruments look and sound great on their own or with any combination of our instruments. A smart choice if you are wanting to add a sensory and inclusive dynamic quickly and simply to your outdoor space or playground.
Playing your Petal Drum could not be easier and anyone of any age, or any musical ability can play them. They require no training – it is as simple as picking up a mallet, striking the notes and beginning to create beautiful music in the great outdoors.
Each Petal Drum is supplied with two soft, flexible mallets specifically designed to produce delightfully soothing and uplifting tones. However, as with all Babel Drums they can also be played with just the hands, fingers, or thumbs. For beginners or first-time players mallets will be the easier choice.
You can play slow or fast rhythms; however, the ideal tone is accessed when the instrument is played gently, moving the mallet or hand away quickly so as not to stop the sounding of the notes too early. Soft contact, and quick release is the key to producing the very best sounds from your Petal Drum.
They are incredibly versatile!