type of musical instrument of the percussion family
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A drum is a musical instrument. It is played with the hands, sometimes using a drum stick (a stick for hitting a drum). A collection of drums and cymbals is called a drum kit, or drum set.

This kind of drum is called a snare drum.
An Armenian Dhol drum

Drums are used to keep a steady beat in a song. They give music of many kinds a sense of feeling. For example, to make a song to be slow or fast, the drums play slower or faster.

A drum is a percussion instrument, which means it makes a noise by being hit. There are many types such as cymbals and bells; even a simple piece of wood can be used as a percussion instrument.

The drum kit is a group of drums & cymbals to make beats for music. Drum kits are used in most types of popular music, including rock, jazz, country, blues, and many others.

Acoustic DrumEdit

Acoustic drum kit is a set of drums and cymbals designed to be played as one instrument.[1] A standard drum kit is made from a bass drum, snare drum, set of tom toms, hi hat cymbals, a ride cymbal and a crash cymbal. The sound is produced by striking the drums or cymbals with a drum stick or mallet.

Electric DrumEdit

Electric drum kit is essentially a collection of sample pads set up in the same way as an acoustic drum kit. The pads themselves are designed to produce little acoustic sound, other than the dead sound of the wooden drum sticks hitting rubber. The drum kit has to be plugged into an amplifier, speaker, or pair of headphones to be heard, which makes them ideal for practice when volume has to be kept to a minimum. Unlike acoustic drums, it is incredibly easy and quick to record electronic drums. There are two main ways to record audio from an electronic kit[2] - Using a USB cable or Using an audio interface.

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  1. "Acoustic vs Electronic Drums: 6 Things to Consider". Consordini.com. 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  2. "How to Record Electronic Drums - 3 Options". thenationalparksmusic.com. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-23.