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Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863
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Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863

Template:Spoken Wikipedia A drum is a percussion musical instrument, consisting of a membrane called a drumhead that is stretched taut over a cylindrical tube that is open at the other end. The membrane is struck, either with the hand or with a drumstick, and the tube forms a resonating chamber for the resulting sound. The sound of a drum depends on how the drum is constructed.

In most popular music and jazz, drums usually refers to a drum kit or set of drums, and drummer to the band member or person who plays them.

In the past, drums were used as a means of communication - see drum (communication).

Examples of drums:

In the Sachs-Hornbostel scheme of musical instrument classification, drums belong to the membranophone class.

See also

External links

  • Drumtopia Drum News (http://www.drumtopia.com/) has drumming news, drum tab search and a directory of drum resources.
  • CSE (http://www.cse.ogi.edu/Drum/) - The Drums and Percussion Page
  • Fun stories involving drums (http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/mmbt/www/percussion/drum-tales.html)
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