Tunable Hand Drums /Percussion

Tunable Hand Drum And Percussion Instruments

There is not a group of instruments that is any easier for a beginner to pick up for the first time and immediately start playing music. By playing on a hand drum for only few minutes, any novice can sound pretty good! The pure simplicity of sitting on a cajon drum and slapping the sides to create different tones doesn't require much musical talent, but can be fun as well as addicting. The djembe, conga and the doumbek are tunable hand drums that are very easy to play, and you'd be surprised how affordable they can be. You can choose various sizes and colors, wood shell or fiberglass shell, natural hyde head or synthetic head, rope tuned, bolt tuned or even pre-tuned. Music Urchin has a large variety of percussion instruments, and as you spend a few minutes to browse our pages, you'll discover with a new set of eyes, the exciting world of ethnic hand drum and percussion instruments!

Hand Drums In The Classroom As An Educational Tool!

Because of the size and affordability of many hand held percussion instruments, they are wonderful educational tools in the classroom. Rhythm sticks, castanets, maracas, wood blocks and the shakere can be passed around the classroom to let each child experience the feel and sound of these and many others. Music can be fun and educational by forming a classroom rhythm band or drum circle! Your classroom can also learn about cultures of the world and how music plays an important role from country to country. Students can explore the differences and the similarities drums made and used by the people from South America, the British Isles, Africa and the Middle East. By presenting drums like the bodhran, dhol, cuica, and the hudak to your classroom, world geography can be fun as the kids will discover the origins of each instrument and learn about the country, region, and culture they represent.


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DOBANI Assorted Sheesham Shaker Set 3-Piece
This set of wood hand percussion shakers have three different shapes and sizes, each one producin..
DOBANI Bamboo Rain Stick 39-Inch
The bamboo rain stick is a hand held percussion instrument that creates the sound of the rain. By..
DOBANI Bao Gong with Beater 17.75-Inch (45cm)
The 18" Dobani Bao Gong, is also known as a nipple gong because it's raised in the center and loo..
DOBANI Cow Bells 4 6 & 7-Inch 3-Piece
Three cow bells, three sizes, three different tones!   Product Features Hand..
DOBANI Decorated Singing Bowl 5 1/4-Inch - Black
    Singing bowls ..
DOBANI Energy Chimes Set of 8: C7 - C8
Energy chimes are a chromatic set of bars suspended above a wooden base, when struck by a mallet,..
DOBANI Nickel Plated Brass Cuica with Goatskin Head 8-Inch
The Dobani Cuica drum is closely associated with Brazilian Samba music. The sound of this instrum..
DOBANI Pretuned Goatskin Head Wood Frame Drum with Beater 22-by-2-Inch
Frame Drum, or Shamam is a simple wooden drum with beater.   Product Features ..
DOBANI Wind Gong with Beater 25.5-Inch (65cm)
Product Features Hand made by master artisians. Bronze alloy, made from approximate..
EMS Medieval Drum 13-by-19-Inch
Reproduction of a military style marching drum.   Product Features Half-inch..
EMS Renaissance Drum, 13-by-13-Inch
 A military style drum used during the Renaissance Era when armies marched into battle. This..
EMS Tabor Drum, 12-Inch, with Sticks
Historic two-headed reproduction drum designed by the Early Music Shoppe of Braford, England. Usu..
Mid-East Alexandria Doumbek with Mylar Head 10.6-by-17-Inch - Black
Mid-East Alexandria Aluminum Doumbek. Product Features Made of black aluminum. ..
Mid-East Djun-Djun, Rosewood, 11-by-20-Inch
Mid-East rosewood Djun- Djun is a two headed drum played with a beater.   Product Fe..
Mid-East Egyptian Jug Drum
Egyptian made two hole Jug Drum, also known as a ghatam. Just rap and tap the outer shell of the ..
Mid-East Large Pretuned Pharaonic Wooden Doumbek 12-by-17-Inch
Mid-East brand wooden doumbek. Amazing tone and durability! Product Features 12" x 17..
Mid-East Mini Aluminum Doumbek 8-by-13-Inch - Flower
The doumbek is world percussion instrument from the middle east.   Product Features ..
Mid-East Rope Tuned Tupan Drum 26-Inch
The tupan is a festival drum that has been used in the Middle East for centuries.  It is als..
Mid-East Sheesham End Drum Table with Rope Tuned Natural Head 24-by-26-Inch
Product description An all solid sheesham wood shell end table drum has a natural skin head t..
Mid-East Slit Log Drum with Beaters 7-by-20-Inch
Product Features   Made of sheesham. 7" x 20" 3 slots creates 3 diff..