Duo [n pl duos, dui] a. a pair of performers
The Duo is a distinctive instrument with an ergonomic curved design. Accessible from both sides, this instrument can be enjoyed by up to four players. Tuned to the pentatonic scale, the left and right hand side are mirrored and the scale is C-major spanning 2 octaves from C4 to C6.
The notes of the Duo have no wires or strings and are individually and securely attached to the resonators for maximum vibration with incredible tones and resonance.
The Duo can be built with individual notes of aluminium, IPE or GRP. Each of these materials gives a distinct sound when played. The aluminium will produce a bright, clear tone when struck, IPE produces a strong, deep, resonant sound while GRP is fast and punchy.
The curvaceous design is not just about looking stylish. The wave makes it easier for individuals with limited range of movement, or players in wheelchairs, to reach all of the notes. Each player is slightly offset from each other, making it useful for players with special needs who may find direct eye contact difficult.
Playing the Duo is effortless and so friends, siblings, classmates, colleagues or even complete strangers can come together, explore with rhythm and make some great music!