double-skin drum, with cymbal

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 2 Membranophones / 21 Struck drums / 211 Drums struck directly / 211.2 Tubular drums / 211.21 Cylindrical drums / 211.212 Double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.1 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played / 211.212.12-92 + 111.142 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played, with membrane lapped onto a hoop + cymbals
Maker: Unknown
Date: before World War II
Village / Town: Grodzisk Górny area
Region: Subcarpathia
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 8019
Description: two skins (made of leather or parchment) pulled on two sides over a cylindrical body, fastened using wooden hoops; skin tension is regulated with 8 metal screws placed alongside the drum's circumference; a wooden plank on the body between two screws, which was hit with wooden drumsticks, producing a characteristic sound effect; a metal triangle attached to the plank; sound was produced using a specially constructed pedal that enabled the musician to play in a sitting position
Decoration: body and hoop coated with neutral varnish; floral decoration on the plank
Measurements: 600 x 285 mm; triangle 295 mm
Materials: wood, leather, parchment, metal
Performance practice: component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Jolanta Pękacz / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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