PERCUSSION (drum set)

A set of percussion instruments created with the establishment of Afro American music, in particular with jazz and with the characteristically African feature of organising polyrhythmic elements. The drum set allows a single player to simultaneously use a wide range of percussive instruments. The drum set, an unmistakable instrument often used by many in an unconscious way, that is, without knowing its immense symbolic significance, concretely represents the result of intercultural exchange. Not surprisingly, organology proves that all musical instruments were invented from the fusion of experiences and needs coming from different cultures; chronologically speaking, the drum set is certainly the most recent instrument, whose great diffusion directly marks it as a symbol of the power of “interculture” in music.

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