All About Drums
You may think of drums as just an instrument, but I am going to try to change your mind. Drums can be very cool. By the end of this report if you still think drums are just an instrument then go to your local library and check out a book called Beating the Drum.
If you want to be a drummer, you must hit the membrane with a beater or the hands. Beats of the drum are very unique. 8 beats put together crate measure. Here are some samples," l" stands for left and "r" stands for right" l, r, l, r, l, r, l, r l, l, r, r, l, l, r, r l, l, l, r, l, l, l, r.
Let me tell you some of the drums history. Thousands of years ago people listened to the sounds around them. Pretty soon the people started to imitate the sounds by beating on wood with rocks. These early creators hollowed out the wood and stretched animal skins over the hollowed-out wood. That is how the drum came to be.
Did you ever wonder how a drum projects sound? The membrane has to be hit to vibrate and project sound. The projected sound goes through the frame and out into the air. The membrane has a lot to do with the pitch of the drum the tighter the membrane the higher the pitch. The frame makes a big difference in the sound. The bigger the frame the lower the pitch.
Drum has 3 parts. I will tell you what the 3 parts are and what they are made of. The frame is made out of wood, metal, or plastic. The membrane is made out of animal skin, plastic or metal. The base of the drum is made out of wood or metal. Of course some drums dont have bases. People around the world make drums. Most cultures use drums. There are over 43 different drums and drum sizes numbering in the 100`s.
If you want more information, check with your local library, music store, or on the Internet. I hope youve enjoyed my report.