We have taken our Original
HAPI Drum and put it on a diet! The new HAPI Slim weighs in at only 7lbs. The
height has also been reduced to 6 inches tall and it's still a popular 12 inches
wide. This makes the SLIM our most portable and easy to carry drum. You won't
think twice about taking your drum with you. It looks sleek and you can even
grab it with one hand. Surprisingly for its smaller size it has a powerful and
full bodied sound. It may have lost some weight but there's no compromise on
tone. The Slim comes in a variety of new scale choices and is only available in
black which goes with everything!
Retail Price: $345-$380
Our HAPI drums are
ideal for jamming and playing percussive beats. The note layout makes it
easy to jump right into grooving rhythms. An intuitive arrangement to the
notes allows a carefree exploration of new musical horizons. The strong
meditative tones are calming and great for relaxing anytime. The unique tone
of the HAPI drum is created by a tuned vibrating tongue of steel. The
concept is similar to a wooden tongue drum. When a tongue is quickly and
lightly struck with the finger or mallet it vibrates creating sound waves.
By changing the shape and length of the tongue optimal vibration and perfect
tone is achieved. By arranging the notes in our unique way each note when
struck excites surrounding notes that are musically compatible with it. This
adds to the harmonic spectrum of the tone. Rather than just one tone we can
now create a spectrum of supporting sound for each note. The tone is similar
to singing bowls or musical bells which create multiple harmonic overtones.
The body of the drum acts as a resonating chamber adding depth to the note.
A minimal amount of
force creates a big sound on our drums. We also supply each drum with
mallets designed to bring out the pure sound of each note. The arrangement
of the notes make going up and down the scale very easy. Also one hand can
reach two or three notes simultaneously for chord playing.
With the isolating rubber feet located on
the bottom of the drum you can set it on any surface to play.
We have created
unique design parameters that make our HAPI Slim the best possible steel
tongue percussion drum. Our Patented (D620,041S) note layout adds harmonic
tones to each note when played. This creates a more complex and musical tone
to each note. By placing low notes next to the appropriate higher notes we
achieve multiple harmonics. Their vibrations create desirable overtones
which compliment the timbre of the tone. We use a compact drum body that
easily fits in your lap. The head is 12 inches across allowing for easy
reach to all of the notes. A true rectangular shape rather than the usual
“tongue” shape of a note produces a clearer sound. By using an ideal height
to width ratio for different notes we have been able to improve the
amplitude of the note and create better balance. Tone accuracy is of the
utmost importance. Each note is carefully hand tuned using a strobe tuner
for complete control of the tuning process. Special treatments to our steel
allow for note stability. This means each HAPI is a durable and reliable
The HAPI Slim
drum weighs 7 lbs. and the dimensions are 12" across by 6" high. Each Drum
comes with a pair of mallets that are specifically handmade for our drum. It
also includes a handbook that outlines playing techniques. The handbook has
mallet and hand playing techniques, as well as practice exercises.
*Extra shipping charges apply. Orders placed within the US will be
delivered via UPS and will incur a $25 shipping fee. Please contact Pearl
Mountain for shipping charges on orders outside the US (email :
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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 Original
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 Major Pentatonic.
A heavenly uplifting scale that sounds great with F
Sharp Native American flute and with the HAPI Slim F Sharp minor scale.
for an A Major HAPI YouTube Video Demonstration
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 Original 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.
F Major Pentatonic.
A carefree and happy sounding scale. This drum will
sound good with the HAPI Slim C Major, A Minor, or G Major scales. It also
pairs up with our HAPI Original drum in the scales of E Minor and D Minor.
It works great with our HAPI UFO drum which is in the full C Major scale.
ORDER A MAJOR
SCALE HAPI SLIM:
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 Original 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.
F Sharp Minor Pentatonic.
This is a soulful and introspective scale. Native American flute lovers will
enjoy it as F Sharp is the most popular scale in Native American flute
recordings. Sounds good with the A Major HAPI Slim.
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. Click
for a G Minor YouTube Video Demonstration
ORDER A MINOR SCALE HAPI SLIM:
C, A G, F Akebono.
The Akebono scales are a lovely combination of notes inspired
by Japanese music. They bring a sense of calm to the listener.
for an A Akebono YouTube Video Demonstration
ORDER AN AKEBONO SCALE HAPI SLIM:
Accessories: The HAPI Travel Bag is sized to fit the HAPI
It's made from durable nylon fabric, ultra thick
padding and heavy duty zippers.
Collapsible, compact design with strong
sewn-in shoulder strap.
Safely take your HAPI Drum wherever you go!
HAPI SLIM TRAVEL BAG $38.00 USD:
specifically made for the HAPI Drum are also available HAPI MALLETS $16.00 USD per pair :
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