Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Drum Beater

Drum Beater

Taken near a restaurant where we ate, the "real" drum beater will play a welcome beat. After eating, it was my time to try out the drum out of itchy hands. The little boy soon followed and I took pictures of him.

A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as 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 parts of a player's body, or with some sort of implement such as a drumstick, to produce sound. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. Most drums are called "untuned instruments" because they have no definite pitch, with the exception of a few such as timpani. Drums, however, are being tuned to lower or uppen the pitch of the drum, though this can be highly difficult and requires a lot of knowledge on the sound production of a drum. Often, several drums are arranged together to create a drum set that can be played by a single musician.

(courtesy of wikipedia.com)

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