Drums & Percussion are FUN! Music is so interesting.
There is so much to learn on the Web about drumming and percussion
music; in every country of the world, there is a drum or some other
percussion instrument, and everywhere there are musicians who love
Kids play drums and percussion all over the World.
See some examples:
bucket drumming in Zambia
kids playing on boxes..
kids playing drums in Sao Paulo Brazil
young girl playing with her family on the street in India
Tony Royster (USA) at age 12, on drum set
Here are some sound files, examples of different types
of percussion music from different cultures:
| Iran | Cuba
| Brazil | USA
| Java (Indonesia) | India
These are only examples. in each
of these cultures, there are many types of percussion music. You
can explore these cultures further by surfing the "Culture"
links at the top of the Rhythmweb main home
"There are certain universal principles
too, rules that are true for every drummer, no matter where he or
she is living, or what kind of a drum they play. What are some of
- Study and regular practice increase your abilities, and make
it more fun
- Good timing and good tone are important.
- Pay attention.
- Relax, keeping the back straight and the arms and shoulders
- Begin slowly and carefully. If it is hurting you to play, stop
doing whatever is causing the pain
- Take off your rings when hand drumming, to avoid damaging the
World's Largest Taiko Drum
A drum made from Japanese cedar and cowhide measuring 15 ft 9 inches
in diameter, 16 ft 3 inches deep and weighing 4,400 lb was built
by the Asano Taiko Company Ltd (Japan). The final section of the
drum was completed just a few hours before its first performance
in 2001(Guinness World Records).
more about Taiko drumming at Wikipedia.