The bagpipe is an archaic musical instrument. Some scientists think that even 1300 years BC a stone image of Asia Minor is shown bagpipe. The bagpipe has a very special thing – we can see together the human, the animal and the plant in three individual elements of the bagpipe (bellows, ruci, drone). From the outside seems that the piper keeps in a hug that animal from which the bellows is made. It’s not alive, but is seems to be by the sound it makes, and it makes us hop and dance. Even if the image I’ve commented above could be debated, it’s certain that such an instrument (even if it is not completely the same) is known from other images of the I-II century, Which have at least two thousand years . Not only Choban have played the bagpipes because, as ancient authors say even Emperor Neron played the bagpipe.
We can not say for sure when, how and what kind of bagpipe came here, but it is certain that this instrument has been the voice for thousand years in mountains and meadows, weddings and battles. Nowadays bagpipe makes us recognizable, which we are proud of, because it shows that we still remember our roots and that we are not a tree without roots.
The drum is an Arabic instrument, brought in Bulgaria in the Xth century. It became very popular in Bulgarian folk music. It‘s present in the music of almost all folklore regions except the Rhodope Mountains region.
There are two varieties by size: medium and large. The musicians call the bigger one Drum and the little one Daul. The larger size can be found only in the Macedonian folklore region and in Turkey.
One of the most common mistakes is to exchange it for the big drum (which is used as part of a drum kit in symphonic and brass bands). Although they are quite similar, there are differences in the tuning, volume and timbre, in other words they are different instruments. Drum has a short relief muffled sound without resonance. Big bass drum has a low resolution tone. While large bass drum reinforces the function of the percussion section and especially timpani in the orchestra, drum ensembles maintais the rhythm and has a strong and weak sound between hits of kiyaka and the thickness of the sticks is most times irregular.
Drum can often be played in contrast with a sound tarambuka and tambourine.