Tongue Drum Tuning

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Tongue Drum Tuning

Postby Heime » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:04 am

Could someone with excellent musical knowledge kindly help us to ascertain the note names on this tongue drum please. We have down loaded several tuning aps BUT need to know where to adjust too (start and end note). No problems with tuning up or down using the forstner bit at the base or tip of the tongue. The plan was a bought one from a very old Wood magazine but it is very very light on detail. Cost has to be kept under $45 for materials which is why its pine. KRT seems to be the guru on this (love all his magnificent work!) bought the very old book Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin he used but it didnt help on this particular design.
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Re: Tongue Drum Tuning

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:23 am

I believe tongue drums are usually tuned to a Pentatonic scale. The C major Pentatonic scale is CDEGA:
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