Drums and Percussion - Israel Batista

This gallery will cover different images of musical drums and percussion instruments. Most of these instrument represent a cultural  From hand carved wood, metal, animal skins to strings and other different material. This gallery will be an exhibition of Snare Drums, Bass drums, Timpani, Madal and other types of drums. I hope you enjoy the craftsmanship of these masters.

Tamak (single-headed kettle drum), From the collection of: National Museum - New Delhi
The Tamak is usually a double-headed kettle drum. The body of the drum is made from metal and shaped like a large bow. In this case the Tamak is single-headed. It's used for religious ceremonies on Santal, India. This drum is played with 2 sticks that are usually made of wood too.
Civil War Drum, Wayne White, 1939-1940, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Civil War snare drum is known for its shallow cylindrical shape and powerful, staccato sound. During the civil war, they were use to keep the troops and marching on time. It's made of metal or wood, with strings to tension the tuning. The Civil war snare drum is played with 2 sticks with a traditional grip.
Bass drum, Joseph Hönig, From the collection of: Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj- Ormož
The Bass Drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. Like the Civil War Snare drum, the bass drum was used on different war and battles through different times to keep the soldiers on time whenever they marched. It's Made of wood, rope and played sideways with one big mallet.
Ritual Pellet Drum, Unknown, circa 18th century, From the collection of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ritual Pellet drums are often used in religious ritual mostly in Tibet, Mongolia, India, and Taiwan. They are made of wood , with two heads and two pellets attached with strings to each side. These drums work by rotating the rod back and forth along its axis either with one or both hands or between the palms, causing the pellets to strike the heads in a similar manner.
Madal (hand- struck two-headed drum), From the collection of: National Museum - New Delhi
The Madal is the most popular and widely used hand drum in Nepal. The Madal is mostly made of hollowed wood and cylindrical body with a slight bulge at its center and heads at both ends, one head larger than the other. It normally uses Calf heads and its played with both hands.
Pair of Timpani, Unknown, 1700-1800 c., From the collection of: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
The Timpani consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. Mostly used on orchestras, they also evolved from military use like the Snare drum and the bass drum. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet.
Ikko, Oozasaya, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
The Ikko drum is an hourglass shaped drum that is tensioned by rope. A very interesting feature about this instruments is that it can change it's pitch if the player is squeezing the middle rope while playing it. This will stretch the skins on each side, making the instrument more dynamic than other drums.
Drum (pahu hula), 1725/1799, From the collection of: British Museum
The Pahu is an native instruments of Polynesia. The Pahu is carved from a single log and covered on the playing end with a stretched sharkskin, the pahu is played with the palms and fingers of the hand. The drums' tall, narrow body is carved from wood, usually from a segment of a coconut tree trunk, and the head is made from dried sharkskin.
Akan drum, 1700/1799, From the collection of: British Museum
The Akan Drum is is made from two species of wood that are native to sub-Saharan Africa, Baphia and Cordia africana. The latter fine-grained hardwood is known for its ability to be carved and its resonance, which makes it suited to musical instruments. The drumskin came from a deer hide and was stretched over the wooden structure using vegetable fibre.
Supporter Frederika Adams brings djembe drum for Asher Mains for opening., Grenada Pavilion, 2015, From the collection of: Grenada - Biennale Arte 2015
The Djembe is a popular hand drums originally from West Africa. The Djembe is carved of hardwood and a drumhead made of untreated (not limed) rawhide, most commonly made from goatskin. The Djembe for the Malinke people is used to create stories, so it requires someone that has a lot of experience to perform it properly.
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