Make your own drum from a humble bottle gourd.
This 26 page tutorial will show you step by step how to make a playable drum that you will be proud of for many many years.
These are the exact steps I use when teaching a class!
Learn about :
Choosing the right gourd
Cutting and cleaning the gourd
Preparing the Drum Head
Wrapping the Holding Ring
Adding the rope around the lip of the drum head for added strength and color (this is optional)
We also discuss:
Attaching the head by stapling
Attaching the head by lacing
Making your own leather lace
A Drum Head Hole template is included.
I am a gourd artist and wannabe potter.