Drum As the "keeper of the rhythm," the drum provides the foundation for the overall sound of music.Because a drum only has to be hit to make a sound, it is also one of the simplest of the instruments.

Striking the head of the drum changes its shape and compresses the air inside the shell. The compressed air presses on the bottom head and changes its shape. Then, these changes are transmitted to the drum shell and reflected back, and this action is repeated, creating a vibration. These vibrations of the top and bottom heads create vibrations in the air, which become sound, and eventually, as the head vibrations are dampened, the sound diminishes.

The diversity of drums and percussion instruments in India is enormous. In addition to all instruments from the classical Indian traditions, we also carry a selection of popular folk percussion.