s are ethnic drums
. The head
s are normally natural animal skin
s and the bodies are made from either wood or clay. The bodies
are decorated and unique
. The sizes can vary depending on the tone desired. The larger doumbeks have a deeper reverbrating tone and the smaller ones have sharp high-pitched, fast-decaying tones.
=|= x = x = x = x=|= x tacks
\ / = skin
If the doumbek is made from clay, the tacks are replaced with strings that hold the head tight against the upper part of the drum.