Barrel drum

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The taphon, a barrel drum of Thailand

Barrel drums are a class of membranophone, or drum, characterized by a barrel-shape with a bulge in the middle. They are often one-headed and open at the bottom. Examples include the Vietnamese trong chau and the bendre of the Mossi of Burkina Faso. Barrel drum is played horizontally.[1]

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  1. ^ Dean, Matt (2012). The drum : a history. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810881716. OCLC 772845784.

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