The outdoor drum is undoubtedly the oldest instrument in the world, from a hollowed-out log covered in animal skin to a dried gourd, the drum has been the anchor of rhythm throughout the ages. A member of the percussion family, drums come in many shapes and sizes and can be used in practically every style and genre of music. Some drums are more common than others, notably Timpani, Snare and Bass playing an integral role in the overall feel of a piece of music.
Drumming outdoors and the outdoor drum stretches back in time, often used in religious ceremonies and rituals. Used for communicating over long distances, drums were used to communicate between tribes. Leading warriors into battle, war drums have been employed for thousands of years to motivate and direct combatants.