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Drums Of The World

Stick Drums

Many Hard To Find Drums

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Hand Played Frame Drums

Many Types And Sizes

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Tambourines

Frame Drums With Jingles

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Bodhran Irish Drums

Traditional Irish Frame Drums

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Native American Drums

American Indian Drums

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Drums From India

Tabla, Dhol And Much More

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African Djembes & Ashikos

Powerful Sound

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Congas

Latin & Jazz Favorites

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Early Music Drums

Medieval to Renaissance

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Middle Eastern Doumbeks

Hourglass Shape Arabic Drums

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More Middle Eastern Drums

Great For Belly Dance Bands

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Balkan Tupans

For Bulgarian Music And More

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Latin America Drums

All Over Latin America

Drum Skins

Make Your Own Or Repair Your Drum

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Chinese Drums

China

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Ocean & Rain Drums

Strike Them Or Tilt Them For Sound Of The Ocean

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Children's Drums

For Young And Old Alike

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Whirling Drums

Whirl For A Great Effect

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Clay Drums

Liquidy water droplet sound.

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About Drums

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. A drum consists 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 drum stick, to produce sound. Some have a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

Several factors determine the sound a drum produces, including the type, shape and construction of the drum shell, the type of drum heads it has, and the tension of these drumheads. Different drum sounds have different uses in music. Take, for example, the modern Tom-tom drum. A jazz drummer may want drums that are high pitched, resonant and quiet whereas a rock drummer may prefer drums that are loud, dry and low-pitched. Since these drummers want different sounds, their drums are constructed a little differently.