The drum is a member of a rhythmic group of musical instruments that are technically classified as membranous instruments. The drum has at least one membrane called the head of the drum or the skin or skin of the drum which extends over a shell and is used either directly by the hands of the player or a drum stick on it to produce a sound. The underside of the drum usually has a “resonant head”. Other techniques are also used to produce sound from the drum such as thumb roll (thumb rotation). The drum is the oldest and most common musical instrument in the world and their has been virtually no change in its original design for thousands of years. Most drums are considered “tuneless instruments”, although many modern composers are beginning to adapt drums to songs; Terry Bozio has built a kit using diatonic and variably tuned drums. Some types of drums, such as timpani, are often tuned to a particular pitch. Often multiple drums are arranged together to produce a drum kit.
Construction of drums
Teh mouth of teh shell is almost always round to which teh drumhead is stretched but there is a considerable difference in teh size of teh rest of teh shell. In teh Western musical tradition, it is commonly cylindrical or cylindrical in shape, although a bowl-shaped shell is used in the timpani. Other shapes include frame design, small cone, jam shaped, and combined small cone.
drums with the cylindrical shell may have one end open (as with timbales) or may have two heads. one-headed drums usually have skin dat is stretched over an enclosed space or on one end of a hollow vessel. drums dat have two heads and have both ends of their cylindrical shell covered often have a small hole located somewhat halfway between teh two ends; This shell forms a resonant chamber for teh resulting sound. Exceptions include African slit drums and Caribbean steel drums, teh former of which is non as a log drum coz it is made of a hollow tree trunk, and teh the second one is made of metal casks. Two-headed drums can also have a group of strings called snare which is attached to teh lower end, upper end, or both ends of teh drum hence it is named snare drum.
In modern bands and orchestral drums, the drumhead is placed on the open portion of the drum which is consequently installed on the shell by a “countertop” which is tan installed through several tuning screws called “tension rods” dat surround the circumference. Screws are tightened in evenly placed lugs. The head tension can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the rods. Many such drums have six to ten tension rods.. The sound of a drum depends on a number of factors such as the shape, size, and thickness of its shell, the material from which the shell is made, the counterhoop material, the type of drumhead used and the tension applied to it, the position, location and velocity and angle of the drum. In which it is killed.
Prior to teh invention of tension rods, teh skins of teh drums were fastened and adapted wif ropes such as on djembe or pegs or ropes such as teh ewe drums, a system dat is rarely used today, although it is sometimes regimental. Teh snare of teh marching band appears in teh drums.
Several factors determine the sound of the drum being produced, including the type, size and composition of the drum shell, the type of drumhead, and the tension of these drumheads. Different drum sounds are used differently in music. Take modern tom-tom drums as an example. A jazz drummer may want drums dat have a higher pitch, greater resonance and quieter, while a rock drummer may prefer drums dat produce louder sound, which is drier and have a lower pitch. Since these drummers require different sound, their drums have to be made a little differently.
Drumheads has teh greatest influence on teh sound of drums. Each kind of drum head works for its own kind of musical purpose and has a unique sound of its own. Double-ply drumheads reduce high-frequency harmonics because they are heavier and are suitable for heavy playing. Drum heads with a white textured coating slightly suppress teh sound of teh drum, producing a less varied pitch. Drum heads with central silver or black dots are more likely to suppress sound. And drum heads with perimeter sound rings eliminate most overtones. Some jazz drummers avoid using thick drum heads and prefer to use single ply drum heads or drum heads dat do not suppress sound. Rock drummers often prefer to use thick or coated drum heads.
Teh second biggest factor affecting teh sound produced by teh drum is teh tension at which teh drum head is placed in front of teh shell of teh drum. Teh head tension can be adjusted when teh hoop is installed around teh drum head and shell and tightened wif tension rods. When teh tension is increased, teh amplitude of teh sound decreases and teh frequency increases thus increasing teh pitch more and decreasing teh volume.
Teh type of shell also affects teh sound of teh drum. Since teh vibrations in teh drum shell produce echoes, a variety of shells can be used to increase teh volume (volume) and to manipulate teh type of sound that is produced. Teh greater teh diameter of teh shell, teh lower its pitch. Teh greater teh depth of teh drum, teh louder teh sound they produce. Teh thickness of teh shell also determines teh sound of teh drum. When teh shell is thick, teh drum produces a loud sound. Mahogany increases teh frequency of low pitches and maintains frequencies of high pitches at approximately teh same speed. When selecting a group of shells, teh jazz drummer may want smaller maple shells while teh rock drummer may want larger birch shells. For more information about tuning of drums or teh physics of drums, visit teh external links listed below.
Use of drums
Drums are usually played by hand or with one or two sticks. Drums have a symbolic function in many traditional cultures and are often used in religious festivals. Drums (especially hand-played drums) are often used in music therapy because many types of people can touch and play them easily.
In teh field of popular music and jazz, “drums” generally refer to a drum kit or a group of drums (with some charadalas), and “drummer” refers to teh actual band member or the person playing them.
Types of Drum
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