GHANA

An enormous range of drums can be found in GHANA and throughout Africa .  A wide variety of tone color and pitch is achieved by constructing drums of different length and circumference and by changing the tension of the skin. “Talking drums” are held under the arm and by putting pressure on the strings attached to the drum head, subtle pitch changes accurately represent the inflection of speech.  When categorizing these world instruments we use the term MEMBRANOPHONES.