3 Essential RAV Drum Techniques (also for Handpan) + RAV B Golden Arcadia Demo


The RAV Drum is an exciting metal tongue drum instrument from the metal percussion instrument family which includes handpans, hang drums, and other tongue drums. In this video, Jerry Walsh explains in detail some of the intricacies of the RAV and techniques that can be universally applied to any hand percussion instrument.

Order a RAV Drum today: https://www.didgeproject.com/rav

Skip ahead to 10:40 to watch the RAV Golden Arcadia demo. The RAV B Golden Arcadia is a major scale model that has a very bright sound.

RAV Drum is a revolutionary new instrument that fuses the concepts behind handpans (hang drums) and tongue drums (traditionally made of wood). Perfectly cut steel tongues vibrate harmoniously together to create an ethereal sound perfect for meditation, relaxation, and other mystical music experiences.

Made by Andrey Remyannikov in Russia, the RAV Drum is one of our favorite instruments to play. Take one home and enjoy it for life!

Models available:


RAV Vast

G Minor Pentatonic: G2, D3, F3, G3, A#3, C4, D4, F4, G4
G Pygmy: G2, C3, D3, D#3, G3, A#3, C4, D4, F4
A Integral: A2, C3, E3, F3, G3, A3, B3, C4, E4
A RUS (RAV Universal Scale): A2, C3, E3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D4, E4
E Low Pygmy: E2, A2, B2, C3, E3, G3, A3, B3, D4


RAV Vast 2

(thicker steel โ€“ 2mm insted of 1.5mm, louder but more stiff and less percussive, more recommended for playing outside):

D Major: D3, G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4
C Golden Gate: C3, E3, G3, B3, C4, D4, F#4, G4, B4
B RUS (RAV Universal Scale): B2, D3, F#3, A3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4
B Celtic Minor: B2, F#3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4
D Celtic Minor: D3, A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4, C5
B Onoleo: B2, F#3, G3, B3, D#4, E4, F#4, G4, B4
B Golden Arcadia: B2, D#3, F#3, A#3, B3, C#4, F4, F#4, G#4
B Major: B2, E3, F#3, G#3, A#3, B3, C#4, D#4, F#4
B Minor Pentatonic: B, F#, A, B, C#, E, F#, A, B
B Integral: B, D, F#, G, A, B, C#, D, F#
B Pygmy: B2, E3, F#3, G3, B3, D4, E4, G4, A4


Double Ding RAV Vast 2

(has an extra high note)

B Kurd Double Ding: B2, F#3, G3, A3, B3, C#3, D3, E3, F#3, A4
B Celtic Minor Double Ding: B2, A2, F#3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4

***Festival: The Tribal Rhythms Gathering is happening Aug. 2-5, 2018 in Upstate New York. Full details at https://www.didgeproject.com/gathering

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Jerry Walsh is a musician and vocalist, weaving together ancient and otherworldly sounds from sacred traditions across the globe and creating shamanic sound journeys. He has collaborated with Merkaba (Kayla Scintilla), SriKala, Native American hip-hop artist Supaman, and American beatbox champion Mark Martin. He has been student of Taino elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2012, studying the indigenous shamanic cultures of the Americas and other wisdom traditions. Jerry has traveled to 30 countries on five continents and spent a full year studying Buddhism and Himalayan culture in India, Nepal, and Bhutan from 2010-2011. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with the Golden Drum community when he is not on tour sharing music and meditation with partner, Ixchel Prisma.