The drum is a member of the percussion
group of musical instruments. Drums consist of at least one membrane,
called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and
struck, either directly with the player's hands, or with a drum
stick, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the
underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than
the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to
make sound, such as the thumb roll.
Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. More recently, it has been found that playing rhythms improves listening skills and increases children and teens' ability to focus for extended periods of time. Lastly, it is coomon to find the high demand of drummers .
One of the most popular instruments in the world, the basic drum techniques and skills can be learnt in an afternoon, but can take months or years of practice and dedication to master. With time and practice habits along with the right kind of guidance, imparting the skills, you can learn rhythm and fundamentals, and thus eventually include more complex rhythms and patterns into your drumming.