HAPI™ Drum Buyers Guide



 
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There are a lot of great choices when selecting a HAPI drum. Below is a break-down of all our musical instruments and scales that are available. This information will help you select the perfect drum.
Remember, you don't need a musical background to enjoy a HAPI Drum. Anyone who wants an easy to play intuitive instrument can play one. There are no bad choices for the scale of your drum. Simply select the scale that resonates with you. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us
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HAPI™ Slim Drum
The HAPI Slim is a little shorter than the Hapi Drum Origin, but has the same surface playing area size. The Hapi Slim Drum is the most compact drum in our series. The shorter body size is specifically designed for musical scales that are in higher pitches than the Hapi Drum Origin. It weighs only 7 lbs. and measures 12" wide by 6" high. Colors available: Black. Retail Price: $345, also available in Akebono for $380.
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C Major Pentatonic. This is the highest drum scale we offer. It ranges from C4 (middle C) to E5. C Major is a very popular musical scale. It has no flats or sharps. It is also known as a "natural" scale. This drum sounds great with the HAPI Slim A Minor, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up with our HAPI Origin drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. And, of course, it sounds wonderful with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale. This HAPI Slim is an octave higher than the HAPI UFO drum.
A Minor Pentatonic. A widely used musical scale. A Minor is the relative Minor of C Major and known as a "natural" Minor. Sounds great with Native American flutes in A. This drum will sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up great with our HAPI Origin drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. And it works well with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.
A Major Pentatonic. A heavenly uplifting scale that sounds great with F Sharp Native American flute and with the HAPI Slim F Sharp minor scale.
G Minor Pentatonic. A very moving scale. Mozart considered it most suitable for expressing sadness and adversity. Sounds amazing with Native American flute in G.
G Major Pentatonic. Known as the "people's key" it is one of the most popular keys in classical and modern music. This scale is great with guitar because all of a guitars 6 strings can be played open in G. The banjo is also usually tuned to G. This drum will sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, or F Major scales. It also pairs up with our HAPI Origin drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor. You can also enjoy playing this with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.
 

Custom Akebono Scale available in the Key of A! The Akebono scale originated from Japan, and produces a very meditative exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments, and can be played in various styles, from Western Music to styles with an Indian / Eastern / Asian feel to them.

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HAPI™ Drum - Origin
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The HAPI Origin weighs 12 lbs. and the dimensions are 12" wide by 8" high. This is our HAPI drum that comes in lower keys and tones than the Hapi Slim Drum, while still remaining compact. Available colors are: Aqua Teal, Indigo Blue, Deep Purple. Retail Price: $375 - $410. Click the buttons below for sound samples.
E Minor Pentatonic. A popular musical scale. Heavily used in classical acoustic guitar. This drum will sound great with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up with our HAPI Origin drum in the scale of D Minor. And it works well with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.
E Major Pentatonic. Very suitable for playing with guitar. The bells of the clock tower in London's Palace Westminster are tuned to this noble scale.
D Minor Pentatonic. This scale produces a soothing meditative sound. It sounds great with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, G Major, or F Major scales. It also pairs up great with our HAPI Origin drum in the scale of E Minor. And it works well with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.
D Major Pentatonic. D Major has been called the "key of glory" and is our lowest pentatonic scale. Works great with guitar when used with "drop D tuning". Also sounds great with tin whistles that are tuned in D.
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Custom Scales:
E or D Akebono. The Akebono scale originated from Japan, and produces a very meditative exotic sound. It sounds great played with Western and Eastern instruments, and can be played in various styles, from Western Music to styles with an Indian / Eastern / Asian feel to them.

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HAPI™ UFO Drum

UFO Drum
The HAPI UFO drum is our largest and most versatile drum. It has 11 notes and is in the C Major Scale: D3, E3, F3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4. Colors available: Hammered Copper. Retail Price: $675
It is 15" wide by 8" high and weighs only 12.75 pounds.
There are nine Pentatonic Scales in this single drum. They are C Major, D Minor, D Pygmy, E Minor, F Major, G Major, A Minor, A Akebono, A Pygmy. It also has one Hexatonic Scale, A Integral.
The center note of C4 ties all the other notes together. The top shell of the drum is tuned to a higher harmonic support of C5. This helps unite the notes into a chorus of beautiful sound.
C Major is one of the most commonly used key signatures in music. The white keys on the piano correspond to C Major, its relative minor is A Minor. C Major is often thought of as the most straight forward key owing to its lack of flats and sharps. Plays great with HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, G Major, and F Major. Also sounds good with our HAPI Origin drums E Minor and D Minor.
The arrangement of the notes allows for them to be played in chorus with the hands. This can create a sound similar to strumming a guitar or piano chord.

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