The Origin of the Drum

The Origin of the Drum

Drums have been around since about 300 years ago.
In fact, there is a great difference in the use of drums in the past and in the present.
The influence of the drum on the past and the present is also different because of the gradual change of the drum.
We would like to introduce you to the impact of drums on society in the past.

The impact of drums in the past.
At the end of the American Civil War in the mid-nineteenth century, blacks were given a variety of musical instruments from the liberating army and these were combined to create the prototype of the jazz drum, which allowed people to play instruments outside of work.
In the 1920s, when jazz was emerging, it was commonly used in jazz music. After the arrival of jazz in the country, the rise of musical choirs, and the "drummer's" passionate sense of rhythm, jazz drums became popular with young people and avid learners.
But during this period from seed to growth, jazz drumming has also undergone many vicissitudes, from poorly constructed combinations to the more luxurious combinations of today.
In the early days, due to the lack of equipment and the backwardness of technology, the components were simple and easy to carry, and all that was required for performance was a rhythmic sound. Modern jazz drum sets have been improved by breakthroughs in manufacturing science. This has led to the formation of modern combinations.

Jazz drums in the past.
The jazz drum has been around for over 6,000 years. The drum was formerly seen as a tool for warfare, to boost morale in battle, and drums were used to convey messages by hitting different high and low tones.
The earliest drums were very simple, consisting of a big drum, a snare drum and a cymbal. The men stood the big drum on the ground, set up the snare drum, kicked the big drum with their feet, stuck a stick in the ground and hung a piece of cymbal on it. So early drums were instruments of war, not musical instruments
After the war, the drum became an instrument of entertainment for the blacks, and only then was it extended to become a musical instrument.

The History of Jazz Drums
In the early days, black people put a large snare drum on a stand on the floor with a pedal to move the drum. The snare drum and cymbals were hung on either side of the drum. In this way, one person could play more than one percussion instrument at the same time. Later, through development and refinement, it evolved into the modern jazz drum.
Jazz drums originated in the United States and were commonly used in jazz music during the 1920s when jazz was emerging. Before jazz was introduced to the country, there was no name for jazz drums, they were simply called "drummers" and the drums played at that time were called light music.
"Jazz" was the name of an early black American musician, whose full name was Jazz Bo Brown. Early jazz was a form of music played by lower-class black Americans for their own amusement, and when the famous black musician played, people used to chant with excitement, "One more! The music was later adapted by this famous black musician. The music was later named after the black singer. It became customary to call it 'jazz'. The instrument used to play jazz was called the jazz drum (also named after this jazzman, Bo Brown).
As jazz music developed, so did the skills of drummers. The drummer's skills also rose, and the simple equipment could not meet the needs of the band and the drummer, so a few snare drums with their strings removed were gradually added to the percussion set, and the tom-toms echoed the big drums and snare drums. The customary name in China is "tom-tom", because the tom-tom is shaped like a water poke, and some call it a "barrel drum".
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