List of Different Types of Drums

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image005 (400 x 400)Snare Drum
One of the most common drums found in a standard trap drum kit. The snare drum has a drum head on the top and the bottom, with the bottom head having metal snares stretched across it to make the aggressive sound.

Steel Drums
These kinds of drums are most associated with the music of tropical islands such as Tahiti and Hawaii. The different parts of the surface of a steel drum indicate different notes, so the steel drum is capable of melody and rhythm.

image001 (420 x 280)Bongos

The bongo is most commonly associated with tribal African music. The bongo has been used by cultures for communication, and as a way to frighten off evil spirits.

Djembe

The djembe is an African drum that is a wooden drum covered in sheepskin. It is played like a bongo. The djembe is becoming very popular all over the world, and sheepskin is still used to cover the drum today.

image007 (400 x 400)Conga

The conga drum is a drum most commonly associated with Spanish music. The sound of a conga drum is a deeper sound than a bongo because of the elongated body of a conga.


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