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Drum Lessons

Drum is a member of the percussion group of music instruments, technically classified as the membranous. Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player’s hands, or with a drumstick, to produce sound. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the “Thumb roll”. Drums are the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. Most drums are considered “untuned instruments”, however many modern musicians are beginning to tune drums to songs; Terry Bozzio has constructed a kit using diatonic and chromatically tuned drums. A few types of drums such as timpani are always tuned to a certain pitch. Often, several drums are arranged together to create a drum kit.

Drumming

Drums are usually played by the hand, or by one or two sticks. In many traditional cultures drums have a symbolic function and are often used in religious ceremonies. Drums are often used in music therapy, especially hand drums, because of their tactile nature and easy use by a wide variety of people.

Within the realm of popular music and jazz, “drums” usually refers to a drum kit or a set of drums (with some cymbals) and “drummer” to the actual band member or person who plays them.

Types of Drum

Aburukuwa
Ashiko
Bass drums
Batá
Bodhrán
Bongo drums
Bougarabou
Cajón
Cocktail drum
Chenda
Conga
Darbuka
Davul
Damphu
Dhak
Dhimay
Dhol
Dholak
Djembe
Dong Son drum
Drum kit
Ewe Drums
Goblet drum
Hand drum
Kpanlogo
Log drum
Madal
Mridangam
Side drum (Marching snare drum)
Slit drum
Snare drum
Steelpan (Steel drum)
Tabor
Tambourine
Taiko
Tabla
Talking drum
Tapan
Tar
Tavil
Tenor drums
Timbales
Tom-tom drum

Lessons

Depending on drummer level, etc., lessons cover some of the following:

Drum Rudiments, Drum Tuning, Funk Drumming, Intermediate Drum Techniques, Beginner Drum Lessons, Rock Drumming Lessons, Groove Lessons, Drum Solos, Snare Drum Lessons, Double Bass Drumming, Brushes Lessons, Drum Tabs, Twirling Drumsticks Lessons, Odd Times, Jazz Drumming Lessons, Drumset Lessons, Blues Drumming, Drum Fills, Drum Licks, Extreme Drumming, Reading Drum Music…