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Drum
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Drum

For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation).

A drum is a musical percussion instrument, consisting of a membrane which is usually stretched taut over a cylindrical tube that is open at the other end. The membrane is struck, either with the hand or some other object, and the tube forms a resonating chamber for the resulting sound. A drummer is a person who plays the drums.

In most popular music and jazz, drums or drummer usually refer to a drum kit.

In the past, drums were used as a means of communication - see drum (communication).

Examples of drums:

In the Sachs-Hornbostel scheme of musical instrument classification, drums belong to the membranophone class.

See also: