Evolution Of The Drum

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The drum is an instrument as ancient as the humankind. It has evolved from being a hollowed out piece with a stretched membrane over it and tuning pegs to modern drum kits that comprise of snares, bass drums, foot petal, cymbals, tom toms and so forth. This was done to produce sounds the traditional drum couldn’t. So we can speculate that the first ever made drum is the original beat.

As much as the drum is used as an instrument, in ancient cultures it was also used as a communicator. This type of drum was mainly made of wood as the hollowed out part and animal skin as the membrane. Messages were sent between members of the tribe through it and it was also used during rituals as a link between our world and that of the spirit.

traditional drum Burundi Drummer

It was believed its vibrations crossed the veil that separated…

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