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Basic Words for Drums?
A drum

The most frequently used instruments in
music for mass market
may be drums.
Nearly every band in the business
has someone on drums.

The drum, or the general form of it,
is a thick and very short pipe
made of wood or metal,
whose two ends are
covered with animal skin or plastic,
made tight with metal rings.
The round cover over the upper end
goes by the name of "head."

If you have a stick in your hand,
give a blow with it to the head,
you will be hearing a
short and loud sound.

There are drums in different sizes.
The greatest one,
played by a foot apparatus which gives a kick,
makes the lowest sound.
A number of different drums and
cymbals, in addition,
are played by one person.

Cymbals are
thin and round plates of metal which
make a high, crushing sound.
They are played by giving a blow with sticks,
or by being crushed together.

These instruments
do not make harmony,
and they do not give
notes which make the line
of a song.

They are for dancing.
They are for the rhythm.
They are rhythm instruments.
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And also in a wider sense, it could be "percussion" and the player of rhythm instruments would be a "percussionist"(one who gives blows to an instrument). The kind of blows one gives to woodwind instruments would be an expansion of the basic sense of "blow" of the percussionist.
| Gareth Evans | 2011/07/27 7:24 AM |

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