Membranophones


Membranophones
Music is utilized as a tool for expressing an idea feeling or discontent in the society thus it is classified as very sacred and unequalled property in humanity. The understanding of the properties of musical instruments allows artists as musicians to express their ideas in depth and with clarity that would have probably been unattainable previously. The changes and discoveries that occur with regards to certain behavior of a musical instrument reflect the changes of the purposes of a given set of people or society. This explains that the use that we might be having for drums today might be totally different from the role they played in ancient times.
In the world, the drum is one of the most misunderstood instruments yet it is one of the first instruments to be utilized years ago. Most of the current civilization uses the drums for different purposes than it was in the ancient ages in African and Islamic cultures. Such groups used drums for various reasons. It was mostly used in signaling since it was simple to make despite the fact that it was also loud. The drum has been used in different religious and cultural ceremonies as well as wars to signal impending troubles.
In Africa, for instance, there are different drums that are used for different purposes and are played simultaneously to give a rhythm to the audience. The most recognizable set of drums is the tom that originated from Africa. The ancient toms were made of hollow-out trees trunks and skins of animals. The patterns and beats of the time still exist to date. In around 2000 BC, the Greeks came to Africa and took with them the tom back to their land. Nonetheless, the Greeks did not have much use of the drums unlike the Romans who used it in their armies and in their orchestras. They however neglected the patterns and rhythms that the Africans had developed but after their fall and invasion of the Moor, the rhythm was reinstated.
The Moor used a different type of membrane for the drums. Unlike with the Africans who used animal skins, the Moor used the animal intestines. This made the drums make more distinct sounds unlike those of prior times, which formed the basis for the genesis of the physics of drums in the period of the middle Ages. In the current age, however, we use metal strings instead of the animal intestines alongside other designs. The evolution of the modern drum of bass originated from different parts in the world. For instance, the Indians used the bass drums and it was taken to Europe through the Turkish trade routes. It then became a main instrument in the European culture due its large sound and application in daily routines. The Europeans then went into North America to set up colonies and used the drums in numerous situations. The incoming of the slaves from Africa led to the incorporation of the missing patterns and rhythm.
I like the drum due to it bass effect and makes the sound have a masculine effect. I suppose I also like the base since when I grew up, most of the music I used to listen to would be rated highly or lowly depending on the quality of the base and beats it had which resonates well with the beats of the drum. Also, most of the music equipment such as the radios and surround system emphasize on the base thus it must have contributed to associating the bass with quality.
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