This bowl is amazing. I had to do some research online to perfect my technique because I really had no clue how to make it sing. But once you get the hang of it, it is so cool. My only complaint is my mallet has a crack in it, but it is not at the spot you play with, so I'm not going to bother sending it back. Well, maybe one more complaint... my husband keeps taking it and playing with it. I may need another one!