Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s foremost percussion museum providing innovative programs; interactive, educational exhibits; and artistic performances. Drawing upon cultures around the world, the Center offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society.
Learn about the science of sound and the evolution of percussion instruments as you tour through an expanded presentation of the three basic sound properties of percussion. See what a sound-wave looks like when you hit a drum on the Rhythm! Drum Wall. Hear how different mallets and hand positions create a variety of sounds on wood, skin and metal instruments in ten different interactive portals.
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