John Pascuzi Plays the Hapi Drum at NAMM 2010

World's most mellow drummer

John Pascuzzi (aka the World’s most mellow drummer) let us know about the new Hapi UFO (Unique Frcequency Orb) drums.

While the orignal Hapi has 8 notes from a single pentatonic (5-note) scale, the UFO has 11 notes and allows you to play nine pentatonic scales and one hexatonic (six-note) scale: A integral.  The pentatonic scales on the UFO are: C Major, D Minor, D Pygmy, E Minor, F Major, G Major, A Minor, A Akebono, and A Pygmy.

Although the latest batch is sold out, there will be more available in late April / early May.  And unlike the iPad, you can get in line for the UFO from the comfort of your own home.  Just head over to to queue up.  While you wait, here’s some ensemble music with John on the hang and hapi drum, and Patrick Hadley on the Array Mbira.

See also:

NAMM Gem #2: Hapi Drums

Handpan Roundup and Reviews: HAPI, HALO, Hank, and Hang