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Drum & Percussion Encyclopedia - 'D' Instruments - Page 1 of 2
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Name: Da-Daiko
Origin: Japan
Class: Membranophone
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Description: A large barrel drum.
Daf

Name: Daf
Origin:
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A frame drum with jingles on the inside. It is typically covered with goat skin.
Dafri

Name: Dafri
Origin:
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A small (several inches) Indian frame drum. The frame is usually decorative, with the head covered in snake skin. The head can also be tightened while playing to get different tones.
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Name: Dagaa Gyil
Origin: Ghana
Class: Idiophone
Category: 

Description: A large xylophone with usually more than 15 keys. Each key has a resonator (gourd) attached underneath it for sound.

Also known as: Gyil.

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Name: Dagu
Origin: China
Class: Membranophone
Category: 

Description: A large drum.
Dahu

Name: Dahu
Origin:
Class: Membranophone
Category: Barrel

Description: A two headed drum played with a curved stick.
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Name: Daira
Origin: Afghanistan
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A frame drum that is usually adorned with jingles on the inside, and is typically played only by women.
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Name: Daire
Origin: Balkins
Class: Membranophone
Category: 

Description: A single headed drum.
Daluo

Name: Daluo
Origin: China
Class: Idiophone
Category: Gong

Description: A very large gong cymbal.
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Name: Damman
Origin: India
Class: Idiophone
Category: 

Description: These drums are played as a pair, and are similar to Steel drums or Steel Pans of Trinidad. Within the pair, each drum is given a name. One is called Mo (meaning male) and the other drum is called Fo (meaning female). The Fo drum typically has a deeper, bass sound and can have water poured through it (there is a hole in the bottom of the drum). They are played with small soft-tipped sticks or mallets called Damshing.
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Name: Damman Ishkun
Origin: Iran
Class: Membranophone
Category: 

Description: A double headed bass drum.
Damroo

Name: Damroo
Origin: Tibet
Class: Membranophone
Category: Waisted

Description: Played with the hand, and two clappers. The clappers are attached to the drum with twine, string, or animal hair. The hand is rotated around the drum head while the clapper hits the head. Made from wood (formerly from human skull). This unique drum has a hour-glass shape. It is played very similar to the Monkey drum of Africa.

Also known as: Damaru, Ton Dhar.

Dan Da

Name: Dan Da
Origin: Vietnam
Class: Idiophone
Category:

Description: Made from stones of different sizes. It is played with a mallet. Some studies indicate that these instruments have existed since before 90 A.D.
Dan Klongput

Name: Dan Klongput
Origin: Vietnam
Class: Idiophone
Category:

Description: Made from different lengths of bamboo, closed at one end. The drummer claps his hands in front of each tube, which forces air down through it. The pitch changes with each length of bamboo. 
Dan Mo

Name: Dan Mo
Origin: Vietnam
Class: Idiophone
Category:

Description: Wood blocks.
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Name: Danpigu
Origin: China
Class: Membranophone
Category:

Description: A single headed drum.
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Name: Dan Trong
Origin: Vietnam
Class: Membranophone
Category:

Description: Single headed barrel drums.
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Name: Daouli
Origin: Greece
Class: Membranophone
Category:

Description: This is a two headed hand drum covered with goat skin.
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Name: Dap
Origin: China
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A frame drum (sometimes made from Mulberry) that is covered with snake skin.
Darbuka

Name: Darbuka
Origin: Arabic
Class: Membranophone
Category: Goblet

Description: A goblet drum made from wood or pottery. It is played with the hands. They are covered with sheep skin, which are attached using tension ropes. The drummer holds the drum under one arm while playing.

Also known as: Darabuka, Darabukka, Darabukkah, Darbouka, Darbucca, Darrabuka, Derabucca, Derbacki, Derbekki.

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Name: Datonggu
Origin: China
Class: Membranophone
Category: 

Description: A barrel drum.
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Name: Davuli
Origin: Kosovar Albanian
Class:
Category: 

Description: A long and skinny drum covered with cow skin and rope tuned. It is played with two wooden sticks.
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Name: Dayera
Origin: Uzbek
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A frame drum.

Also known as: Dayereh.

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Name: Def
Origin:
Class: Membranophone
Category: Frame

Description: A large frame drum. This version does not typically have any jingles attached to it. 
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Name: Demung
Origin: Javanese
Class: Idiophone
Category: 

Description: 
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