One membrane drum

One membrane drum is a percussion instrument with metal sequins, made of a single piece of dark, heavy wood. The drum belongs to the instruments called membranophones. It consists of a body and one or two membranes. The membrane is made of hard leather, cattle, attached to the body by various length of the pins stuck in a close proximity of each other.

One membrane drum

The drum appeared in Europe in the early Middle Ages. Most often it was and still is used in military orchestras, symphony orchestra and folk instrumentarium. Because of the way of playing we can distinguish struck drums – by chopsticks, brushes, hand, fingers and rubbed – with fingers or by passing bundle of horsehair through a hole in membrane, chain, rod or rope rubbed by hand.

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