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Drum

A drum is a musical percussion instrument, consisting of a membrane which is usually stretched taut over a cylindrical tube that is open at the other end. The membrane is struck, either with the hand or some other object, and the tube forms a resonating chamber for the resulting sound. A drummer is a person who plays the drums.

Examples of drums:

In the Sachs-Hornbostel scheme of musical instrument classification, drums belong to the membranophone class.

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