- Bedside for Hospice Care
- Ameliorate somatic symptoms associated with emotional stress
- Recreative and Receptive Methods
- Clinical Improvisation
- Song Writing
- Self-Soothing Methods
- Supporting Children and Adults with Special Needs
- Early Childhood Development
- Therapeutic Group and Relational Work
- Supporting Vocal Exploration and Breath Work"
The We Play Well Together family of instruments - which include monochords, tongue drums, handpans, kalimbas and hanging chimes - have all been utilized in a variety of different music therapy applications.According to Music Therapist Katie Down (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM):"possible clinical uses of our instruments include:We created a 15-minute highlight video just for music therapists to get an idea of the many different instruments and possible applications for their use, featuring instruments built by Hokema Kalimbas, feeltone and Metal Sounds.(Click "READ MORE" below to access the video..)...And be sure to join us in our digital booth this week at the American Music Therapy Association 2021 Conference October 14th -17th!
Handpans Handmade in France
SPACEDRUM®, the intuitive handpan, is a metal melodic instrument inspired by the original steel drum (aka the steelpan) and by the Hang® invented by PANArt® in 2000. Metal Sounds' handpans have been designed and handcrafted since 2006, and were the first handpan producer in France.
As requirements, tastes, and desires vary, Metal Sounds offers two different lines of handpans:
How DO you make a handpan?
We got to go behind the scenes with our friends at Metal Sounds the South of France to find out!
...turns out the answer is a LOT of care, craftsmanship, heaps of hammering, laser-cutting, patience, and good ears (along with high-precision tuners!)
We put together this video showcase for Metal Sounds and can't wait to share it with you...
A Showcase of Passion, integrity & quality!In this video you will get to:-GO behind the curtain at the Metal Sounds workshop in the South of France to see how they build the Spacedrum handpans and Zenko tongue drums...
"This particular handpan by Metal Sounds is one of the most beautiful that I've personally played before!" - Todd Boston, January 2021In this 7-minute video, acclaimed Producer and Composer Todd Boston talks about the the differences between the Metal Sounds Spacedrum Nitro and Spacedrum Evolution - offering his impressions on what makes each model possess a unique sound quality.
Want to know how to record a handpan?Towards the end of the video, Todd offers tips on how to best mic the sound of handspans using the mid side mic technique. If you like to geek out on technology or are an audio engineer, read on...
We Play Well Together is proud to have been presented in a virtual booth at the NAMM Show 2021 "Believe in Music" Week in January!
We've been attending NAMM in Los Angeles every year for the past few conferences. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The 2021 NAMM Show was all online. Our team got to work building a virtual exhibitor booth and we put together a ton of great video content highlighting our instrument makers and latest products! We'll be highlighting these videos in blog posts and newsletters to our We Play Well Together community in the weeks and months ahead.
You can still attend NAMM through the end of February - to browse all the digital booths and view recordings of the workshops and presentations on product demonstrations, music industry news, marketing tips, and much more. Just go to: attend.believeinmusic.tv to offer your email address and you're in!