About the Book
This book consists of 2 parts:
The first includes the most essential mantras for your yoga practice.
The second part includes the most sacred chants from different traditions: Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian, and Islamic.
In yoga practice, mantras play a key role. Typically, practitioners of yoga chant mantras at the beginning and end of a yoga session. Here, we have created a collection of mantras that are used in a variety of yoga traditions: Patanjali, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga. We also include several Buddhist mantras which are usually used at the end of a yoga session when Metta meditation is done. The handpan because of its unusual sound might be a great tool in your spiritual practice and experience.
These mantras were adapted here for Tongue Drum and Handpan and they are possible to play on most drum models. Songs have been transposed for a steel drum sound range. Some melodies have been changed and simplified.
The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi, or steeldrum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum, meditation, healing, or chakra drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. The main purpose is relaxation, meditation, and traveling through your inner world.
We wrote the note numbers above the notes because our sheet music is aimed at absolute beginners. Just follow the numbers and enjoy.
Also, we added a QR code to most songs. Follow the link and find this song before beginning to play.
Which tongue drum are these songs suitable for?
Each tongue drum is very different, and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book.
This book is suitable for most models of handpan, but if you have a tongue drum, it should have a minimum of 10 keys, because many songs in this book involve more than one-octave notes. 18 melodies from this book are suitable for a 1-octave tongue drum. Others melodies require a 10+ key tongue drum or a handpan.
This book is not suitable for an 8 key (one-octave) tongue drum. Most songs require 10+ key tongue drum or a handpan.
About the Author
I'm an early child development therapist and an early development kids center owner. Additionally, I have authored a comprehensive program that utilizes music, activities, and games to promote early childhood development. I develop teaching materials for early solfeggio designed for various musical instruments, with a specific focus on children or beginner adults. Furthermore, I am keenly interested in exploring folk and ethnic music.