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IDIOPHONES; NATURALLY SONOROUS MATERIALS; STAMPING BOARDS AND STICKS, RATTLES, JINGLES, AND PELLET BELLS. PERCUSSION; CLAPPER BELLS, STRUCK BELLS, VESSELS AND GONGS. XYLOPHONES, LITHOPHONES, METALLOPHONES; CONCUSSION, FRICTION, SCRAPED, AND PLUCKED. STEEL PING PONG, GUITAR PAN, BASS PAN AND RHYTHM PAN DRUMS, SLIT DRUMS, CYMBALS, CASTANETS, ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION - MEMBRANOPHONES; THE STRETCHED MEMBRANE OR SKIN VIBRATION SOUND: CYLINDRICAL, CONICAL, BARREL, WAISTED, GOBLET, FOOTED, AND LONG DRUMS. VESSEL, FRAME AND FRICTION DRUMS; KETTLE DRUMS, ORCHESTRAL DRUMS AND BAND DRUMS. EVIDENCE IN ART HAS PROVEN THAT DRUMS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AT LEAST FOUR THOUSAND YEARS. PROBABLY MUCH LONGER OWING TO THE PERISHABLE NATURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. THANKS IN PART TO MICKEY HART'S "PLANET DRUM" AND "DRUMMING AT THE EDGE OF MAGIC" BOOKS, I'VE BECOME A 'DRUM-HEAD'.

MICKEY'S WEB SITE

(LINK TO MICKEY HART'S WEB SITE)

Mickey has done a lot of work with regards to the POSITIVE AND CURATIVE effects of drumming on the aged and infirmed which I can attest to.

MICKEY HART

IF YOU WANT A HISTORY LESSON I SUGGEST MICKEY'S BOOKS OR "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD'' BY THE DIAGRAM GROUP, OR JAMES BLADES' EXCELLENT TOME, "PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD AND THEIR HISTORY", TO NAME ONLY A FEW AND NOT TO INTENTIONALLY LEAVE ANY OUT, AS I HAVE A SMALL LIBRARY OF DRUM RELATED MATERIALS. BELOW YOU WILL FIND MY HAND DRUM AND PERCUSSION STUFF HISTORY!

(I really should get a video to learn (at least the fundamentals) of playing tabla in the traditional way)

SHOWN ABOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: A 10" SPUN ALUMINUM TABLA, A LATHED 4" MAHOGANY TABLA, BOTH FROM INDIA;

TABLA WEB SITE 1

TABLA SITE 1

 TABLA WEB SITE 2

TABLA SITE 2

ALSO SHOWN ABOVE: A 10"X23" DJEMBE FROM GHANA (LIGHT wood); A 12"X23" DJEMBE FROM GHANA (HEAVY wood);

GREAT DJEMBE SITE

(Link to Djembe L Faq)

A DOUBLE HEADED (6" & 9") LATIN PERCUSSION 23" OMELE/ITOLELE BATA DRUM FROM THAILAND MADE OF LAMINATED WOODS; A DOUBLE HEADED (8") 17" FIBRE GLASS LATIN PERCUSSION TALKING DRUM FROM THAILAND; A 15" GOBLET-SHAPED ALUMINUM RHYTHM FUSION DERBUKA (A REPLICA DARABUKKE, AN ISLAMIC DRUM); A 16" POTTERY GOBLET-SHAPED DRUM FROM PAKISTAN (I PLAN ON TAKING POTTERY LESSONS TO PRODUCE THESE AND "UDU" STYLE DRUMS IN THE FUTURE); AND, A 9", HAND-ETCHED, SPUN-COPPER GOBLET DRUM DIRECT FROM TURKEY

(Thanks Kevin and Diane)

INCLUDED IN THIS PHOTO ARE TWO OF THE LOG HAND DRUMS THAT I MANUALLY and LABORIOUSLY PRODUCE. 

SHOWN HERE, MY "REMO" SYNTHETIC HEADED FRAME DRUM, MY MAPLE "KNOT" BLOCK, MY "WORLD BEAT" IRISH GOATSKIN HEADED BODHRAN AND MY REPLICA PING PONG PAN STEEL DRUM FROM BARBADOS

(Thanks Dieter and Sue)

(Click logo for link to REMO WEB SITE site)

My Percussion and Hand Drum Collection

also includes THE FOLLOWING GOODIES:

(SEE PHOTOS above right in the "clouds")

1 - 6" wooden RHYTHM TECH WEB SITE TAMBOURINE with 5 PAIR of TIN JINGLES, goatskin head;

1 - 10" COMPOSITE TAMBOURINE with 7 PAIR of TIN JINGLES, no head;

1 - 10" wood "LP" TAMBOURINE with 16 PAIR of double row BRASS JINGLES, goatskin head;

1 - 12" wood "LP" tunable FRAME DRUM, synthetic head;

1 - 8" CLAY POT and 1 - 6" CLAY POT and 1 - plain ole' ALUMINUM KITCHEN POT for 'water' boinging noises (SORRY, NO PHOTO, I WAS MAKING SOUP);

1 pair of MARACAS from MEXICO; 1 pair of MARACAS from PUERTO PLATA;

1 - SHAMAN'S RATTLE, with a deer-horn handle and resin-hardened moose-hide pouch;

1 pair of MADE BY RHYTHM TECH shakers;

1 - wood hand-held dual pitch, RHYTHM BLOCK; 1 - 6.5" HARDWOOD BLOCK;

1 - hardwood, hand-held CLAPPER; 1 - 4" 'LATIN PERCUSSION' AFUCHE;

1 set of 9" serrated teak RHYTHM STICKS; 3 - small wooden headed mallets;

1 pair of "POWER TONE' 6 and 7 inch laminated BONGOS with calf skin heads;

and last but not least: 1 - curved bamboo talking-drum beater.

ALWAYS A PARTY FAVOURITE WITH THE NOISE BUNCH.

SHOWN HERE, MY PERCUSSION CASE

NO LINK FOR "STAR" CO.

SHOWN HERE, MY TWO RED "STAR" CONGAS

(THANKS STUIE)

AND MY TWO BLACK "LATIN PERCUSSION" CONGAS

BOTH ARE MADE OF FIBERGLASS WITH COWHIDE HEADS, THE "STAR'S" HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A FEW YEARS!

(SO HAVE THE STARS!)

ABOVE

AND BELOW

IS MY CERAMIC

GOBLET-SHAPED

DRUM FROM

PAKISTAN

NO SITE LINKS FOUND

ABOVE SEE MY

"PARAGON" 7 & 9", GOATSKIN HEADED LAMINATED BONGOS

AND A 2 PLY  (Yes 2-ply) BEACH FLOOR TOM THAT I SALVAGED and LATER SOLD

NO LINK FOUND FOR "SUPRA"

SEEN HERE, MY 7"X13" AND 7"X 14" STEEL "SUPRA" GENERIC HEADED TIMBALES

(IT'S ALSO MY PAINTING NUMBER 48)

MY "EAR-DRUM" (ASK ME)

AND "REMO" PADDLE DRUM  

(FIND LINK ABOVE)

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