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Kigonki - Lulu model - Bb Minor
The Kigonki "Lulu" is a top quality steel tongue drum with 8 notes on both sides of the instrument.
From the family of "Steel Tongue Drum", the Kigonki is a completely intuitive melodic percussion instrument that can be played by anyone, even without any prior musical knowledge.
Made entirely by hand in Spain, this high-quality instrument consists of a steel drum in which are cut out sound blades and can be played either directly with the hands or with suitable sticks .
This model "Lulu" presents a unique tuning concept with its 8 notes cut on each side of the instrument (16 blades total), which offer exceptional sustain, beat and harmonic richness.
Indeed, its 2 faces are tuned according to the same range of Si Major, but with a very slight offset between them, which generates a tremolo effect and significantly increases the volume of the instrument. This acoustic response is immediate and totally hypnotic!
The "Lulu" illustrates perfectly the benefit of such a subtle "disagreement", which manages to create new sounds, similar to harmonized voices emanating from the body itself.
Thus, it has not only 8 notes, but rather multiple frequencies, whose interactions between the different layers of harmonics inspire fluctuation and movement, and generate a "cosmic" sound.
In addition, the instrument benefits from a very neat, changing and colorful aesthetic, unique to each Kigonki: a pleasure for the eyes as much as for the ears, which participates in the joy to play this instrument of a very high quality .
Tuned to an Bb Minor pentatonic scale: Bb - Db -Eb- F - Ab - Bb -C- Db.
● Diameter: 27 cm
● Height: 14 cm
● Weight: 2.7 kg
✚ Delivered in its specially adapted padded carrying case, with its two rubber-tipped sticks and its plasticized tuning chart.
The Kigonki is characterized by an amazingly pure sound and an unparalleled ease of play!
- Handmade in Spain -