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drumhead

1. Music the part of a drum that is actually struck with a stick or the hand
2. the head of a capstan, pierced with holes for the capstan bars
3. another name for eardrum
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At a rehearsal this week for Soul of Victory Drum, the two skortob players set the rhythm, pounding the drumheads with sticks.
In a beautiful sequence that disjoins sound and image, close-up shots track the movement of light across drumheads, woofers, and flower petals as Graves explains his rhythmic philosophy and its cosmic significance.
And if someone wants his skin used to make drumheads, that desire should "probably" be honored, too.
Melville, NY, June 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- D'Addario & Company, Inc., the recognized leader in the manufacturing of bowed and fretted-instrument strings, reeds, drumheads, drumsticks, percussion accessories, and guitar accessories, under the brand names D'Addario, Rico, Evans, Pro-Mark, PureSound, and Planet Waves respectively, has named The EGC Group - an award winning marketing, advertising and digital agency - as Agency of Record.
Artist Heidi Howes paints on old drumheads to make circular, mixed-media art.
Gamers can score in-game sponsorships and gear from AMPEG, Audio-Technica, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Guitar Center, Krank Amplification, Mackie, Marshall, Orange County Drum & Percussion, Pork Pie Percussion, Regal Tip, Sabian cymbals, Vox and Zildjian drumsticks.
More specifically, it manufactures synthetic drumheads, the kind that transformed sound and put pulsing percussion into so many forms of music all over the world.
Li ke Japan's Kodo Drummers, the Burundis use heavy sticks to pound their thick-skinned boomers, as much a choreographed dance troupe as a group of musicians, leaping into the air, clacking sticks in mid-air on the sides of their drumheads, swirling around in their loose-fitting robes.
Making the drumheads. The heads are actually double layers of paper.