Percussion: Drums 皮膜類

Chinese drums are usually covered in animal skin, such as cowhide. Some common types are listed below:

Types of drums:

  • Jiangu
  • Dagu (Large drum)


  1. Striking centre
  2. Striking frame of membrane
  3. Flat slap
  4. Striking wooden frame
  5. Scraping nailheads along the frame
  6. Damping
  7. Striking with drum sticks

Other drums:

  • Medium Drum (Flowerpot Drum)
  • Small Drum
  • Paigu