Like any instrument, your drum needs tuning to sound it’s best.
A few knots can have it really singing in terms of both richness of sound and pure projection.
🪘 Avoid tuning in very hot weather.
🪘 Add 2-3 knots at a time and test the results. Let the drum settle, play it and come back to it in a week or so.
🪘 Using a stick or a tuning bar will save your hands from rope burn.
🪘 Be careful not to tune your drum too much too soon! This is the most common cause of Breakage. The skin needs time to stretch.
🪘 Fine tune by tapping down on the top outer ring with a rubber mallet, being careful not to hit the skin!
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