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Drum: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Drum instruments family is included along with photos when available. This list features items like Surdo and Timbales. (32 items)

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Ashiko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Ashiko Percussion, Drum The ashiko is a drum, shaped like a tapered cylinder with the head on the wide end, and the narrow end open. It is made of hardwood and generally has a goatskin hide. It is played with the ...more

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Basler drum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Basler drum Percussion, Drum The Basler drum is a two-headed rope-tension drum. It takes its name from its origin in Basel. This percussion instrument is best known from the Carnival of Basel, where it is played by more ...more

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Bass drum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Bass drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. Bass drums are percussion instruments and vary in size and are used in several musical genres. Three major ...more

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Bodhrán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Bodhrán Drum The bodhrán is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65 cm in diameter, with most drums measuring 35 to 45 cm. The sides of the drum are 9 to 20 cm deep. A goatskin head is tacked to one ...more

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Bongo drum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Bongo drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion Bongos are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. In Spanish the larger drum is called the hembra and the smaller the macho. ...more

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Cajón is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Cajón A cajón is nominally a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various ...more

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Conga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Conga Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba. Congas are staved like barrels and classified into three types: quinto, tres dos or tres golpes, and tumba or ...more

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Dabakan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Dabakan Percussion, Drum The dabakan is a single-headed Philippine drum, primarily used as a supportive instrument in the kulintang ensemble. Among the five main kulintang instruments, it is the only non-gong element of ...more

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Dholak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Dholak The dholak is a South Asian two-headed hand-drum. It may have traditional cotton rope lacing, screw-turnbuckle tensioning or both combined: in the first case steel rings are used for tuning or ...more

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Djembe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Djembe Percussion, Drum A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying ...more

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Dayereh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Dayereh A dayereh is a medium-sized frame drum with jingles, used to accompany both popular and classical music in Iran, the Balkans, and many Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and ...more

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Drums is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Drums Percussion, Drum A drum kit, drum set or trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player. The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of drums and ...more

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Frame drum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Frame drum Drum A frame drum is a drum that has a drumhead width greater than its depth. Usually the single drumhead is made of rawhide or man-made materials. Shells are traditionally constructed of bent wood ...more

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Goblet drum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Goblet drum Drum The goblet drum is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. The African djembe-wassolou is also a ...more

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Gong bass drum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Gong bass drum Percussion, Drum A gong bass drum is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It is a type of drum which uses a single large drumhead in order to create a loud, resonant sound when struck. The head can be ...more

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Hand drum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Hand drum Percussion, Drum A hand drum is any type of drum that is typically played with the bare hand rather than a stick, mallet, hammer, or other type of beater. The simplest type of hand drum is the frame drum, which ...more

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Maadal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Maadal The Madal, used mainly for rhythm-keeping in Nepalese folk music, is the most popular and widely used hand drum in Nepal. The Madal consists of a cylindrical body with a slight bulge at its ...more

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Slit drum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Slit drum A slit drum is a hollow percussion instrument. In spite of the name, it is not a true drum but an idiophone, usually carved or constructed from bamboo or wood into a box with one or more slits ...more

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Snare drum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Snare drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion The snare drum or side drum is a well known percussion instrument that is popular for a variety of uses. Some of these uses include orchestras, concert bands, marching bands, parades, drumlines, ...more

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Surdo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Surdo The surdo is a large bass drum used in many kinds of Brazilian music, such as Axé/Samba-reggae and samba, where it plays the lower parts from a percussion section. Surdo sizes normally ...more

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Tabla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tabla Percussion, Drum The tabla Punjabi: ਤਬਲਾ, Hindi: तबला, Bengali: তবলা, Tamil: தபலா, Sinhala: තබලා is a membranophone percussion instrument which is often used in Hindustani classical music and in traditional ...more

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Taiko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Taiko Taiko are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. In Japanese, the term refers to any kind of drum, but outside Japan, it is used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums called ...more

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Tama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tama The talking drum is an hourglass-shaped drum from West Africa, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech. It has two drumheads connected by leather tension ...more

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Tanbou ka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tanbou ka Drum

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Tenor drum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tenor drum Percussion, Drum A tenor drum is a cylindrical drum that is higher pitched than a bass drum. In a symphony orchestra's percussion section, a tenor drum is a low-pitched drum, similar in size to a field snare, ...more

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Thon-rammana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Thon-rammana Percussion, Drum The thon and rammana and the rammana, a small frame drum. They are used usually in the khruang sai ensemble. The thon gives a low pitch and the rammana gives a high pitch. Earlier in the 20th ...more

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Timbales is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Timbales Percussion, Drum Timbales or pailas are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing. They are shallower than single-headed tom-toms, and usually tuned much higher. The player uses a variety of stick strokes, ...more

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Timpani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Timpani Percussion, Classical percussion, Tuned percussion Timpani, or kettledrums, are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. They are ...more

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Tom-tom drum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tom-tom drum Percussion, Drum A tom-tom drum is a cylindrical drum with no snares. The name came originally from the Anglo-Indian and Sinhala. The tom-tom drum was added to the drum kit in the early part of the 20th century. ...more

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Tonbak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Tonbak Percussion, Drum The Tompak, also tombak, donbak, dombak or zarb is a goblet drum from Persia. It is considered the principal percussion instrument of Persian music. The tonbak is normally positioned diagonally ...more

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Vessel drum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Vessel drum Drum

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Đại cô/tiểu cô is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Drum - Instruments in This Family
Đại cô/tiểu cô Drum