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Meinl African Talking Drum
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Authentic tribal tones.

The Meinl African Talking Drum is carved into an hourglass shape from a solid piece of Mahogany wood, and decorated with a carved motif. Two hand-selected goatskin heads are tuned with high-quality nylon rope. Traditionally, the talking drum is played beneath one arm, and held against the ribcage. The drum is then squeezed to "bend" the pitch while the other hand employs a curved striker.

Meinl African Talking Drum Features:

  • Carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood
    Nylon tuning strap
    Ornamental carving
    Hand-selected goatskin head
    Comes with a curved wooden beater
    Large - 16" x 8"
    Medium - 12" x 7"

Meinl African Talking Drum

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  • Excellent Drum for the Elementary Music Classroom!

    As reviewed by Deborah Goodhead on 2/8/2013

    I purchased this drum for my World Drums Unit at my school where I teach instruments from around the world! It is an excellent addition to my personal collection that I can share with my students as we play the different drums using different rhythms, dynamics, and tempo! They are made very durable and I like the mahogany wood mallet. I also like the way it is made to look very "African" with the texture of the wood and colors. My students have really enjoyed getting a chance to play them as I did purchase two. I recommend this drum for anyone who works with students in the Elementary to College level even! I might purchase a couple of small size ones later....medium size is a little difficult for the lower grades (1-3) to wrap their arm around it and squeeze. You can also go to and find free "African Talking Drum Lessons" to get you started!

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