Undue Enthusiasm

Undue Enthusiasm

improvyssey's picture



Improv 711: Undue Enthusiasm (Rakumi tongue drum)

Liner Notes: 

I had to record this piece three times because the first two, I wielded my mallets with such enthusiasm that the rubber bit flew off one of the sticks, and I ended up hitting the drum with the bare wood. Rather than play less violently, I switched mallets. My musical theory cannot be constrained by the need not to accidentally send a small rubber ball flying across the room.

The tongue drum is an instrument I discovered about a year ago and have since embraced wholeheartedly. Yes, all my tongue drums are cheap ones, a fact that is disdained by the tongue-drum community. I still really like them. I'll find myself a good one someday. In the meantime, they let me work out my feelings by hitting things melodically.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Guitar Kim's picture

That's a very cool instrument. You've obviously played it a bit.

Gm7's picture

Wow...I have never seen a tongue drum. I like it. Well done