It is used to keep a steady beat in a song. It is also used in many kinds of music to give the music a sense of feeling. For example, if you wanted a song to be slow, the drums play slower, and the same goes for if you want the song to be fast.
A drum is a percussion instrument, which means it makes a noise by being hit. There are many types of percussion such as cymbals and cowbells; even a simple piece of wood can be considered percussion.
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