Drums have been found in China which date back to ancient times. The drums were often used in religious rituals or ceremonies. Cymbals are typically made of metal and used to make a dinging or tinkling sound. They were originally made in ancient Turkey or China, but were also used in Israel and Egypt.
One of the most popular instruments in the world, the basic drum techniques and skills can be learned in , but can take months or years of practice and dedication to master. With time and practice habits, you can learn rhythm and fundamentals, eventually working more complex rhythms and patterns into your drumming.
The first modern snare drum was created in medieval Europe. There is little evidence of man using drum sticks from the ancient days; however, it is likely they were used. Some of the earliest known drum sticks were from the 1300's, used to beat snare drums called Tabors, and they were made from wood.