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Drums Around the World-China

Drums Around the World
Where in the world is China?
It is located on the continent of Asia!
History of Chinese Drumming
The first recorded example of the ancient chinese drums or gu (the chinese
character for drum) appeared over four thousand years ago during the Shang
Dynasty. They were composed of simple hollow animal shells or clay pots.
“This is a Tang gu (hall drum)
also known as the
huapen gu (flower pot drum).”
Credit the National Music
Types of Drums
There are many different types of gu. Most are simple hollow shells of various
sizes that are traditionally played with pieces of bamboo.
What are they used for?
Chinese Drum Group
Watch this video! Write three observations and answer the
questions in your packet!