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View Poll Results: Is a drum a musical instrument?
Yes 59 93.65%
No 4 6.35%
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #41 (permalink)
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No.
Marimba, Xylophone, and everything like that are percussion.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I always thought keyboard instruments were a class of their own...
Nope, when you get strictly technical about it a keyboard is just the medium through which it is played.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Damn. This is still a discussion. Okay.

A drum makes music. It is an instrument. What else is there to know? You tune them. They play notes. They can be tuned to keys. You can play melodies on them.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Wait we haven't decided this yet?
I thought we already said it was. -_-
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:35 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Percussion is a type of instrument. Even if the drums don't create a distinct melody, it creates rhythym - an element of music.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:04 AM   #46 (permalink)
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If an instrument is used in the creation of music, it's a musical instrument
That's basically my opinion as well. Technically, anything that can make a sound can be used as a musical instrument.

And drums can and need to be tuned/maintained over time. Snares become loose, and basically, readjusting anything on a drum kit is "tuning" it because there is no specific sound a drum needs in order to make music.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:30 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Hey, a very good question! I think it's of course an musical instrument, but you can easily poke drummers by discusting it! In our band e.g. if we say ("only the instruments") is meant: everyone plays but the drums not:-)
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Yes. Of course it is.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Hey, a very good question! I think it's of course an musical instrument, but you can easily poke drummers by discusting it! In our band e.g. if we say ("only the instruments") is meant: everyone plays but the drums not:-)
It's not really a good question at all. It's a douche bag question really.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #50 (permalink)
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>.> Why does this still exist?
No one's arguing anymore.
Everyone's saying the same thing.
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