Talking Drum

The Talking Drum section below contains many different types of drums available from both Guitar Center and the Drum Works. Guitar Center also offers international shipping to over 90 countries. Simply click the button for more product information and, in some cases, you can even read user reviews. If you do end up purchasing one, be sure to come back and share with the rest of the drumming community your thoughts. You can even post a link to your own personal videos in the Drum Forums.

Meinl African Talking Drum Large

Meinl African Talking Drum Large

Authentic tribal tones.


Meinl Talking Drum Black

Meinl Talking Drum Black

Size: 7-1/2". Material: premium fiberglass. Durable synthetic drum heads. Wooden rims. Nylon tuning strap. Includes curved wooden mallet.


Overseas Connection Ghana Talking Drum with Stick Natural 8X15 Inches

Overseas Connection Ghana Talking Drum with Stick Natural 8X15 Inches

This talking drum is always an attention-getter!


Overseas Connection Talking Drum Small Natural

Overseas Connection Talking Drum Small Natural

Goatskin head. Cowhide strings. Hand-carved wooden beater.


Remo Percussion Talking Drum Fabric African Stripe

Remo Percussion Talking Drum Fabric African Stripe

This African-derived drum is one of the most melodic percussion instruments.


Toca Talking Drum with Beater Standard

Toca Talking Drum with Beater Standard

Authentic tones with a durable design.


Toca Freestyle Talking Drum with Mallet

Toca Freestyle Talking Drum with Mallet

The Toca Freestyle Talking Drum gives you the ability to change the pitch of the drum by squeezing and releasing the cords while playing. Made with an extremely lightweight and durable synthetic shell for great resonance and durability. This Talking Drum also features 7-inch authentic goat skin heads and stands 16-inches tall.


Talking Drum, 10

Talking Drum, 10"x15"

Most, although not all, of the African drums which are called talking drums are small, hourglass shaped, double headed drums with the heads attached to each other with cords. The drum is usually held under one arm and played by a stick in the opposite hand. By squeezing the cords under the arm the heads are tightened, raising the pitch of the sound. In many of the West African languages, especially Yoruba, considerable information is conveyed by the tone of the voice. A talking drum, played by a skilled player, can approximate the spoken language. Even relatively inexpert players can learn to communicate witty sayings, or tell jokes, using these drums.


Hudak Deluxe Talking Drum

Hudak Deluxe Talking Drum

An Hourglass drum from South India which is very similar to the Idakka but has a snare stretched over one head and is played with the hand instead of with a stick. The pitch can be changed by squeezing the cords connecting the heads. It is similar in principle to the African talking drums. (Also Udaku, Udukku, Udukkai, Huruk, Hurki, Hurko)


Hudak Talking Drum

Hudak Talking Drum

An Hourglass drum from South India which is very similar to the Idakka but has a snare stretched over one head and is played with the hand instead of with a stick. The pitch can be changed by squeezing the cords connecting the heads. It is similar in principle to the African talking drums. (Also Udaku, Udukku, Udukkai, Huruk, Hurki, Hurko)




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