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APDG ~ International Drum Month

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APDG ~ International Drum Month
Group:Artistic Profile Deco Group ;-)
Swap Coordinator:skydancer (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Music 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:October 27, 2016
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2016
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

October is International Drum Month. Drums are one of my favorite musical instruments. They are also one of the most ancient of instruments. Dare I say that a mother's heart beat was the inspiration for the first drum?? I do!

So, let's celebrate drums by posting 3 different drum images to each of 3 partners' profiles. You may use the same 3 images for each partner, or use 9 different images. To post an image, type the following but without the spaces: ! [ ] ( Image location )

If you have something you think might be interesting about drums, please feel free to share that as well.

For me, I have learned some fascinating things due primarily to a dear friend of mine who is part Cherokee. He helped me make 3 drums from scratch. He molded the hoops for me by bending wet cedar wood into hoops and cinching them closed with sinew. He also provided me with a deer hide for the head of my largest drum. All I had to do was scrape the fur off first with a knife made from sharpened horn. After most of a summer day, I had barely managed to scrape half the area I needed. Bless my friend, he took mercy on me and finished scraping the hide. I then completed it by cutting cord from some more hide and stringing the drum head to the hoop to make the drum. I really must say that I can't help but really respect the work that first peoples put into everything they made!

Here's to drumming!

Discussion

pansdaughter13 10/20/2016 #

Wow! How fortunate you are to have had that experience! I love drums, too and have several (frame drums, doumbeks and a djembe), but I've never made one myself...

RooBaRoo 10/25/2016 #

Very interesting!

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