Diržininkas Tank Drums

A log drum is usually played with two mallets, but just with bare hands is also a good option for more advanced ones It's basically in a shape of a box The upper board is made from African red wood - jatoba The tongues are precisely cut with a CNC machine The sides are from local Latvian wood (usually maple) . . There are soft pads beneath so the sound is clear and doesn't resonates with the surface that it stands on . . It's really easy to play and kids love it The tongues are precisely tuned in a defined musical scale, usually in Fmaj pentatonic or Dmaj pentatonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photos: Nikita Aleksejev