The book drum (pinyin: shū gǔ) is one of the traditional Han Chinese musical instruments. Popular all over the country, it is specially used for the accompaniment of various drum books such as the rap music "Dagushu" in northern China. When playing, the book drum is placed on a drum stand, and the drum stand is made of six thin bamboos tied with ropes. The drum surface is slightly lower than the elbow, or the book drum is supported on a small wooden frame. The rapper holds a book board or pear flower slice in his left hand, and a single arrow in his right hand strikes the drum surface.


  • Pinyin:shū gǔ
  • Origin:China
  • Applied discipline:Musicology, Music Performance, etc.
  • Classification:Traditional slamming membrane sounding instrument
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The Northeast Drum is a form of quyi drum book and drum music that is widely popular in the three northeastern provinces of my country. Qitaihe Northeast Big Drum is gradually formed on the basis of inheriting the sent drum, combined with local folk songs and minor tunes and backing tunes.
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The drum frame is made of wood, in the shape of an oblate shape, covered with cowhide or sheepskin on both sides, and the edges of the leather surface are fixed with drum nails. Sizes vary, the larger drum face diameter is 30 cm and the drum frame height is 8 cm; the small drum head diameter is 22 cm and the drum frame height is 6 cm. Guchu, also known as Gujianzi, is made of bamboo and is 24 cm long.
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