Taiping drum (pinyin: tài píng gǔ) is also called "single drum" and "sheepskin drum". Kind of music. Popular all over the North. One of the forms of Han folk dance. The performers are all male. Actors hold a circular single drum made of iron bars with a diameter of about a foot and the drum surface is covered with donkey skins, beat drums with bamboo drum keys, and sing and dance. There are duet and group singing. Lyrics are divided into "Inner Drum" and "Outer Drum": the former is a must-sing word, and the latter has auxiliary lyrics that can be increased or decreased, and the content is mostly folklore and mythology. In the old society, it was sometimes used in superstitious activities such as offering sacrifices and dancing to the gods. After liberation, it was reformed to express the joy and joy of the people.


  • Pinyin:tài píng gǔ
  • nickname:single drum
  • shape:Shaped like a fan, framed with iron and covered with animal skins
  • popular area:all over the north
Taiping drums have a long history and clear circulation. They originated before the Tang Dynasty and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. "Book of Jin" records that "music people dance drums".
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Taiping drum frames are made of iron. Although the drum shape is different, the drum surface is covered with donkey skin or sheep skin, the skin surface is smooth or painted with patterns. Quantities vary.
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Taiping drums are dances with drums as props, and beating the Taiping drums is the main accompaniment method. Taiping drum is a single-sided drum with a handle and a ring. It is round. The drum surface is made of sheepskin or kraft paper. There are several red pom-poms on the edge of the drum, and several small shiny iron rings are attached to the lower end of the drum handle.
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Jingxi Taiping drums can be played and danced, and can also be sung in between.
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