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Jazz Drums
Before jazz drums came to Taiwan, there was no such term; we only said “drummers” and called the music “light music.” Afterwards, when jazz music arrived in Taiwan, people grad More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Handle Drum
Handle drums are side drums with handles. They lead the drums and wind instruments when marching. The handle drum is a replacement for the Tong drum (or Pai drum). It is a Hakka… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Flat Drum
This is a small-size drum in the shape of a flat disk. The player holds it in one hand and strikes it with a small wooden stick held in the other hand. It is a Beiguan instrument,… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Bass Drum
Also called the Datang Drum. This drum is of a larger size, usually with a diameter of more than one and a half foot. It is a round wooden bucket in which both sides are the same… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Pai Drum
The Pai drum is also called the side drum. It sounds like the Bai drum. It is covered with leather on one side, and there is a hollowed out trench in the bottom. It is played with… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Tang Drum
It is called the Tong Drum in Hakka. It is also called the Tang Dynasty Drum and the small Tang Drum. Its form is similar to that of the Bass Drum. Both sides are tightly covered… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Single-Leather Drum
In Hakka it is called the north drum. In Beiguan, it is called the Ban drum or Toushou- zai, and also the Ladazai, the board drum. It is a small, single-sided drum of solid wood,… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Jar Drum
This is also called a flower-pot drum. The body of the drum is like a flowerpot. The four feet of its base are carved with dragon heads. The sound is softer than that of the bass… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone
Side Drum
Also called small Tang drum, war drum, treble drum, and Jingtang drum. The form is the same as that of the bass drum, but the size is smaller and the sound less persistent. The… More
2006-01-12 /Membranophone