Things You Don’t Know About the Drum

Drums consist of a hollowed portion (called the body), covering advanced in comparison with the end of the drum and the pins or keys which stiffens or loosens the membrane to produce different tones. This is a common idea that the body of the drum generates the sound; it is in fact the membrane and its vibration that creates the sound when struck.

Following a history of drums, assume the appearance of the drums to be as early as 6000 BC. Mesopotamian excavations discovered small cylindrical drums dated 3000 BC. Inside the cavern wall in Peru several markings were found which indicate the use of the drums in various aspects of municipal life. American Indians used gourd and wooden drums built for their rituals and ceremonies. Drums are not always used for creating music. It is also used for communications purposes.


In African tribal cultures (including regional culture), drums bore an important role in the use of rituals and religious ceremonies. People from different African tribes relied on the use of drums to express themselves and important messaging is carried out through a series of drums along the jungle. African drums and drummers provided an addictive and unique sound that deeply influenced by Western rock and roll music.

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