Pearl Tongue Drum PMTD9AKBF 9 note C Ake Bono 692 Natural Purple FadeTongue 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. A burst pattern finish was applied to each drum for 2019.Pearl Tongue Drum PMTD9AKBF 9 note C Ake Bono 692 Natural Purple FadeEach drum features a 10ÇØ 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.