Terry's Talking Drums
Finest talking drums in the USA
The talking drum comes from the West Africa. The drums were used as a communication tool between members of tribes and other towns. Also the drums were used as a warning system between tribes because of invading slave traders. The most obvious use was for music at celebrations and rituals.
Construction of the Talking Drum
The talking drum is a double-headed, hourglass-shaped drum. It is carved from a single piece of wood and topped with goatskin. They are equipped with leather cords that can be used to adjust the tones. Also, bells and a circle of beeswax on the drum heads produce even more musical variation.