There are many types of drums. They are classified according the place of origin as well as the way of playing them. Drums are played by beating their stretched surfaces to produce sound. You need to learn tactics before you can be a competent drummer. Common types of drums include the following:
This is a drum shaped just like a box.
It is a shallow drum with wide drum head.
In the case of friction drum, you will have to rub the drum so that the sound will be produced. It is a bit different from ordinary drums played through beating the elastic surface.
If you will like to have a drum which produces the lowest tone, then bass drum is the best for you.
A drum which two drum head is referred to as two headed. It can be a cylinder with two beating surfaces.
It is a hemispherical drum having a bowl shaped body made out of fiberglass.
A jug drum utilizes a pottery jug for the chamber section. The drummer rubs on the pottery section to produce the required music.
No sticks or beaters, the drum is played by bare hands.
The drum has wires which vibrate when the drum is beaten. It produces a buzzing sound.
Slit log drum
This is a hollow piece of bamboo or wood with slits alongside its length.
As the name suggests, it is a long drum which stands on the floor. It is common in areas where you will like to produce loud sound.
There is no drum head in the stir drum. It is played by moving a beater in a cylinder. The cylinder is made out of wood having graduated lengths. It resembles xylophone which has been curled rather than being laid flat.
This refers to a drum which produces different tones. The tones produced resemble speech. It is mostly used to communicate over long distances.
It is a drum which narrows at the base but flares at the top just like a goblet. Apart from drums being categorized according to their appearance and sound produced, there are drums which have originated from different parts of the world such as African drums, Asian drums, native American drums among other types of drums.