Vintage Hand Drums

Hand drums describe any drum made to be played with the bare hand instead of a stick or mallet. Most hand drums are known as membranophones, constructed of a solid, cylindrical frame made from materials like wood or dried gourds, which is covered in a taut rawhide sheath. The most basic form of these instruments is simply called a frame drum, a shallow device with a wide drumhead covered on only one end. However, there are a few...Continue Reading