With spring just around the corner, John Proctor at Earth Tones Studio, has been working on a new musical instrument: The “Thunder Drum”. It is made from a hard shelled gourd, goat skin and a spring. If you like the sound of thunder storms, you will like this instrument.
The sound it produces sounds like real thunder from Mother Nature herself. It can be hung outside in a tree to catch the wind or you can hold it in your hand and shake it to move the spring and hear the “rumble”. Hard shelled gourds come in all shapes and sizes, but the one in the picture is a good shape to resonate that “thunder rumble”. Take a look at some of John’s other drums.