Tom Tom Drum

Tom Tom DrumTomtom drum is a musical instrument of the percussion family. It comes in a variety of sizes. The smallest version is flat. The frame of the drum bulges slightly outwards and is approximately four inches high with an eight-inch diameter. It is stretched with two drumheads which are immovably fixed. Most of the tomtom drums are designed between the sizes of 6 and 20 inches in diameter, though floor tomtoms can go as large as 24 inches.

It originated in China, and found its way into popular music in the 1920s. It is believed that the name came originally from the Anglo-Indian and Sinhala. The tomtom drum is also a traditional means of communication for the Native Americans.

The tomtom comes in a variety of sizes. The best-known version consists of a cylindrical frame of wood laminate, about 1614 inches high and 16M inches across. The instrument stands on three feet. Two strong pieces of buckskin are stretched on individual frameworks, with which they can each be independently tuned. Unlike the snare drum, the resonating drumhead on the bottom has no resonating snares. The top drumhead is struck with drumsticks made of various materials. Another version is struck on the bottom drumhead by means of a pedal, commonly in combination with some sort of damping on the inside. The somewhat smaller version of this last tomtom is played in pairs, commonly attached to the bass drum of the drum set. The tomtom can be attached by a grommet to the bass drum of a jazz ensemble and is struck with a drumstick with a felt or leather head.