Listen Up! “D” is for Drums

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A drum is as simple and basic as a drum skin stretched over a shell, and struck with either the hands or a stick to produce sound. Drums are the world’s oldest musical instruments, with the basic design unchanged for thousands of years. Drums date back to ancient Egypt, Neolithic cultures in China, and in the Bronze Age Dong Son culture of northern Vietnam.

Notable drummers include Tito Puente, Gene Krupa, John Bonham, Ringo Starr. You probably have your own Top Ten. Listen here as Buddy Rich kills it:

 

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19 Comments

Great video, thanks for sharing.

Love drums! My favorite kind are Japanese taiko drums. So powerful, like thunder in an auditorium. πŸ™‚

Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
A-Z Blogging in April Participant

Happy A to Z, Martha. Every one of my middle school boys longs to play the drums. Until they realize that drums are an instrument. Or else the parents say NO. πŸ™‚

We have a great female drumming troupe in Glasgow – SheBoom!

Buddy Rich, a name I grew up with. This is a fabulous example of his work and for your post. Thanks for all the hard work it takes to make the #Challenge happen.

Impressed by anyone doing that A-Z challenge. Dropping in from JR’s blog.

Definitely at his house, Denise!

So glad Bonzo (John Bonham) was included! Ringo wouldn’t make my top ten, although I agree that he’s popular and likable. After all he’s a Beatle! Love the topic and the music snippets.🎢

My grandson loves to bang on stuff, especially the leather chairs. Was thinking of getting him some drums – to keep at his house of course.

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