The people who do not know come to regard these enthusiastic men and women as being among the noisiest in the world. They forget too easily and quickly just what a fine beat they are able to manufacture from their drums. History shows you how little drummer boys and drumming troupes have been able to rally the troupes forward. But of course, there are many more people who look forward to the raucous rounds of celebrations that nothing more than a tama drum set is able to initiate. It will never be a forlorn set. It will always be accompanied by the traditions and festivities of cymbals and gongs clasped in eager hands.
And as the drummers lead the way, so the bands begin to play. All manner of instruments joins the fray. Rhythm and dance, rhythm and rhyme. It is like the Pied Piper of Hamlin all over again. Only, the piper had his flute, not a bad instrument to be playing either. Drums, gongs and cymbals. The gongs are interesting. They continue to be used by among the most devoted disciples in the ancient Eastern religions. Speaking of which, one of the best drawcards for any religion is the festive moods its musical instruments and songsters evoke. Inner city Gospel groups do this so well; they don’t even use musical instruments.
They just band away at the top of their lungs. They say anyone can learn how to play a musical instrument these days. That’s so true you know. It’s true for drums as well. You never thought that drums were all just about banging and thumping and clanging, never in a million years. Kids today can use entry level drum sets along with snare drum kits and bell kits.