Drums around the World inspired by Ernie Durawa, Edmonton Home Inspection
|ISPM 15 Pallets|
Learn more about pallet standards and construction here
Looking for condos for sale in Oakville, call (905) 338-3737 today!
Ernie Durawa is a famous drummer from Austin, Texas who has done everything from TV jingles to concerts with the Austin jazz band. His music is backed up by history: playing everything from jazz to country to rock and roll, but do you ever think about the fact that his drums have history too? If you've ever wondered about where drums came from, what they were historically used for, how they're made, and how drums can change a song from one musical genre to another, you've come to the right place. Our site is all about drums, so sit back and prepare to be wowed by this often overlooked musical instrument.
- porta potties Toledo OH
- portable toilets in Denver CO
- Detroit MI porta potty
- portable toilets Charlotte NC
- portable toilets Arlington
- Milwaukee porta potties
- porta potties Saint Louis MO
- Champion Portable Toilets Tampa FL
- portable toilets Phoenix
- Champion Portable Toilets Santa Ana CA
- portable toilets in Tulsa
- portable toilets in San Diego
- Champion Portable Toilets Aurora CO
- Champion Portable Toilets Virginia Beach VA
Drums have been a critical part of human history for thousands of years. They appear in the fossil record as far back as 6000 BC and have been found in cave paintings and archaeological digs in Peru, Mesopotamia, Africa, Sri Lanka, Europe, China, and in many Native American cultures. In fact, there is hardly an ancient - or current - civilization that did not discover and use drums in a way that shaped their early development. The drum kits that we know today date back to the 1930s, as various types of drums and additives were put together.
Today we know drums primarily as the undercurrents and pace setters of popular songs, but did you know that drums originally had practical uses? Drums can be heard from much further away than human voices, so early tribes in Africa and Sri Lanka created complex drum languages with which to talk to each other over long distances. Militaries, too, have used drums for many years to set marching rhythms and convey orders over distances and above the clashes and clamor of battles. Other cultures, especially Native American ones, incorporated drumming into their religious ceremonies.
The earliest drums were made of animal skins stretched tight over containers that would resonate the sound of the skins, which vibrated when struck with the hand or with drum sticks. Though the shapes and sounds of drums today remain the same, the animal skin heads have largely been replaced by plastic, polyester, and Kevlar while the wooden resonators have given way to metal and plastic, which is more durable than skin and wood. Some hand drums, such as congas, are still made using the old methods, however, and historical re-enactors still use skin heads for accuracy.
Few people realize just how many types of drum there are. Snare drums, which are often seen in historical battles, are familiar, as are the huge bass drums carried by marching bands, the steel drums used in reggae, and the jaunty bongo drums popular with children's music programs. But what about the Dholak? The Mridangam? The Karyenda? The Cajon? Have you ever heard of those? If you'd like to learn about the different types of drums, how to play drums, or which drums are used in which types of music, browse our store of drum related articles.
Looking for consultants for immigration matters, call (416) 745 9777!
|Dentist Waterloo Ontario|
If you are in the Waterloo area and need a root canal, call 519 885-7272.