A frame drum as the name suggests belong to the category of percussions/drums family. It comes with a drumhead whose depth is smaller than its width. The instrument has been the most phenomenal instrument of all ancient drums. Frame drum was the first type of drum developed in the world of music that had a single drumhead and other hand-crafted materials.
The drumhead is stretched over a round wooden frame that is known as shell. The shell portion is typically constructed with rosewood, ash, or an oak. The most popular use of frame drums in the history has been played in ceremonies. The researchers also reveal that most women started playing the frame drums in ancient times, proceeded by men.
Types of Frame Drums
There are a multitude of types of frame drums played in various parts of the world through the past few centuries.
Adduce played in Portugal
Bendir played in Turkey
Bodhran drum played in Ireland
Buben, popular in Russia
Daf played in Iran, Middle East,and Turkey)
Dob played in Hungary
Doyra popular in Uzbekistan
Gumble in Sierra Leone
Kanjira in India
Mazha in Egypt
Parai in Sri Lanka
Riddle Drum in England
And Tambourine in America and Europe
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