by Jake Larkin
My son, Jake, has been playing drums in one form or another since he was six years old. He plays the kit drums (Jazz is his favorite genre), djembe from West Africa, and most recently, the Hang Drum. The Hang Drum allows him to introduce melody into his rhythmic playing and he took to it quite naturally.
Here are 6 albums he has recorded. My partner and I offered him some themes, and he played anywhere from 35 to 60 minutes on the theme, as he heard it in his head. I will often play them one after the other while I work.
They are very relaxing and can be used as the background to meditation.
The Hang Drum (also called Hand Pan) is a unique “drum” made of thick metal and looks like an inverted steel drum. When played softly and with reverence, it creates heavenly sounds, perfect for meditation, healing and relaxation.
1. Tree of Life
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin. Meditational Musings on Roots, Trunk, and Branches (60 minutes) Listen to a clip here:
2. Healing Journey
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin. 2 soothing healing songs: Letting Go & Healing. Recorded on August 21st: The Great Solar Eclipse. (Full album 38 minutes) Listen to a clip here:
3. Earth & Spirit
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin. 2 powerful songs: Earth Alchemy (magic of earth, fire, water, air) & Spirit/Celestial musings (Full album 43 minutes) Listen to a clip here:
4. Awakening Mastery
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin. 3 Songs to awaken your Mastery: “Rose”, “Orchid”, “Lotus”. (Full album 56 minutes) Listen to a clip here:
5. The Great Hall
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin, a new drum with Celtic overtones. Imagine entering an ancient Castle and pushing open the huge doors to The Great Hall. Enter into the sights, sounds, smells and wonder of The Great Hall. (Full album 51 minutes) Listen to a clip here:
Hang Drum with Jake Larkin, a new drum with Celtic overtones. Wilderness is set in a green forest deep in the heart of the Celtic lands of Ireland. (Full album 37 minutes) Listen to a clip here: