What is a hang drum?

The term ‘hang’ is a plural form of the word ‘Hanghang’, which is a most popular musical instrument. It was developed by the Sabina Scharer and Felix Rohner in Bern, Switzerland. This hang is also known as the hang drum, which belongs to the idiophone class. Actually, this instruments can be constructed from two-half shells of nitrided steel sheet and deep glued that has glued together at the rim, which leaves the inside hollow and develop a distinct UFO shape. The top side of this instrument has a center hole hammered into it and the seven or eight tone fields are hammered around the center portion. The bottom portion is a plain surface that has rolled hole at the center with a fine tuned note. Continue reading