type of musical instrument of the percussion family

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, it is a membranophone. Bold text==Quotes==

I visit it by day, I visit it at nightfall. I always stand by the lamentation drum! ~ Sumerian proverb
  • It's not like I don't know I'm playing loud. I mean, that's drumming. If you want polite, go listen to the MJQ. If you want soft, listen to Sérgio Mendes. See, that's part of the ethic and whole world of drumming: drums are meant to be loud. It's like telling a piccolo player, "Don't play high" or telling a trumpet player, "Don't be so brassy" or telling a bass player, "Don't play so low." Volume, physicality, and aggressiveness are part of what drumming is all about.

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