About Drumming

No two drums are the same – each has its own distinctive structure, spirit, and life based on both the culture in which it was made and the hands of the one who made it. The drum is not just a music-maker, but a voice for the soul within the music. In this chapter we investigate the many methods of drum-making and discover the numerous other instruments – including flutes, fiddles, and rattles – which played a vital role in Indigenous life.

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