Instrumental History of the Drums
The first instrumental drum was referred to as a timpani or kettledrums. This drums
origin is of Eastern origin. Little kettledrums were unveiled into Europe as
early as the 13th century.
The European kettledrum , which is employed in American orchestras likewise, derives its
special sound from the size and condition and diameter of its bowl. This bowl is
usually made of copper or fiberglass.
Another primary drum may be the snare drum. It had been developed drom double-skinned
drum of medieval times referred to as the tabor. This drum, also known as a side drum ,
has its distinctive feature many gut or cable strings that stretch out across the
instruments lower skin. The upperskin is usually struck with a drum stay, while being
struck the strings vibrate, giving this device its characteristic crisp
This small medieval instrumnet slowly but surely increased size, about the 15th century.
It was frequently combined in a efficiency with a fife these two instrumnets
became closely associated with each other. A fife is a tiny flute having from