Know your instrument -The drum 🥁

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the horn hostels a check association system, it is a membranophone.Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player’s hands, or with a percussion mallet, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

Drums may be played individually, with the player using a single drum, and some drums such as the djembe are almost always played in this way. Others are normally played in a set of two or more, all played by the one player, such as bongo drums and timpani. A number of different drums together with cymbals form the basic modern drum kit.

How is the drum played?

Drums are usually played by striking with the hand, or with one or two sticks. … In popular music and jazz, “drums” usually refers to a drum kit or a set of drums (with some cymbals, or in the case of harder rock music genres, many cymbals), and “drummer” to the person who plays them.

What are the pieces of a drum set called?

The drum kit may be loosely divided into four parts: Breakables: Sticks, various cymbals, snare drum, throne (stool) and sometimes the bass drum pedal. Shells: Bass drum and toms. Extensions: Cowbell, tambourine, chimes, any other instrument not part of the standard kit.

What is a drum used for?

Drums are part of the larger category of musical devices known as percussion instruments. Percussion instruments other than membrane phones are known as idiophones. Idiophones, such as bells and cymbals, produce sound by the vibration of the instrument itself rather than by an attached membrane.

What are the different types of drums?


To play this collection of drums and cymbals, drummers hold beaters or brushes in their hands and operate pedals (for the bass drum and hi-hat cymbals) with their feet.

Hi-hat cymbal. Hi-hat cymbal

Bass drum. Bass drum

Hanging toms. Hanging toms

Floor tom. Floor tom

Snare drum. Snare drum



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