Originating in Africa, the ThumbDrum has made its way throughout the world. Also known also as a sansa, kalimba, and thumbpiano. It is played by plucking the tines, or keys with the thumb. They are perfect for play and musical experimentation. Sturdy enough for children, they are a wonderful way to keep hands busy and ears attuned to the gentle sounds coming from the ThumbDrum. The resonator for the ThumbDrum is a beautiful solid, cedar board or cedar box, depending on which style you choose. Smoothly sanded, they are a joy to hold and play!
Comes with an instruction booklet and small songbook. Also includes a numbering system for the keys which will assist you in playing the numerous accompanying numbered songs. Offered in the Diatonic Scale, an eight note scale do, re, mi etc. with which simple melodies can be played. 6 1/2 inches long. Handmade in the USA.
Also available are two songbooks to accompany your ThumbDrum, A Christmas Songbook and a Children's Songbook!
The Christmas Songbook includes the following tunes: Little Drummer Boy, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Here We Come A Caroling, We Three Kings, Up On the Housetop, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Deck the Halls, Away In A Manger, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Good King Wenceslas, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Jingle Bells, The First Noel, Joy to the World, What Child Is This?, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Holy Night, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, Over the River and Through the Woods.