Tongue drums derive their name from the tongue shaped areas where you strike the drum. The results are a cosmic blend of tones that are as much fun to hear as play. Pearl proudly introduces 6 new Awakening Series Tongue Drums, three 8 note and three 9 note drums tuned to pentatonic scales. Each drum features a 10” hardened steel shell with precise laser cut tongues for accurate and consistent tuning. Pearl Tongue drums can be played with your fingers or with a set of mallets included with each drum.