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A Word about Surdos - constructing and maintaining Bahia-style Surdo drums, bass drums used in samba music, with speic help on the shell, mallets, heads, straps, tuning, protection, decorating, performance and more   (Rating: 7.08 Votes: 2454)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

Home Built Surdo - a photo-enhanced guide to building a surdo drum, with instruction on making the bar bender, making the counterhoop bolts, making the counterhoops, making the tensioning rods, shell construction, the frames, equipment and more   (Rating: 7.15 Votes: 712)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Homemade Percussion & Junkmusic - photo-enhanced guides to building non-traditional percussion instruments out of miscellaneous materials, with instructions on how to build coffee can drums, shakers, a djun basket, tube drums, percussion instruments from wooden boxes, a ceramic clay hibachi drum, sticks and beaters and more   (Rating: 6.99 Votes: 2380)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

How To Make A Bodhran - a step-by-step guide to making a Bodhran, the Celtic traditional drum, with specific advice on making the rim, steam box, rim mould, beater, and mounting the skin, maintaining your bodhran, tuning and more   (Rating: 6.99 Votes: 2330)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (5)

How to Make a Shekere - an illustrated guide on how to build a Shekere, a West African percussion instrument, with specific advice concerning the materials required, gourds, beads, cord, covering the gourd and more   (Rating: 7.16 Votes: 2346)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Making Your Own Taiko - a short, illustrated overview to the process of making traditional Japanese taiko drums   (Rating: 7.03 Votes: 2609)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)




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