Djembe

Originating from West Africa, this goblet shaped drum is played with the hands and used in traditional African music ensembles. A djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds depending on where and how you...

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Drum

A hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is beaten with the hands or a stick. The sound of the drum is effected by the tension of which the head is stretched,...

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Drum Fill

A “filler” or phrase to be played between different sections of a song, that differs from the drum beat that is played throughout the song. A drum fill can be as simple or complex as the drummer...

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Drum Key

A small “T” shaped wrench, usually metal, that is used to tighten or loosen the...

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Drum Set

A set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical genres including jazz, rock, and funk. Common pieces of a drum set include the snare drum, bass drum, tom toms,...

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Drumhead

The covering or membrane, made of animal skin or synthetic plastics, that stretches over the drum. The batter head is located on top of the drum and is struck to produce sound. The resonant head is located on...

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Drumsticks

A pair of wooden sticks used to play a drum or set of drums. Popular brands of drumsticks are ProMark, Vic Firth, and...

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Dynamics

Determines how loud or quiet the music is to be played.  Here are some common dynamic markings you would see in written...

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