Profession membranophone musical instruments maker

Membranophone musical instruments makers create and assemble parts to make membranophone instruments to specified instructions or diagrams. They stretch and attach the membrane to the frame of the instrument, test the quality and inspect the finished instrument.

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  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

  • Types of membranes

    The materials used for the drumhead of membranophone musical instruments include animal skin, plastic and synthetic fibers such as aramid fibers.

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Woodturning

    Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.

  • Types of drums

    Drums can be classified according to the manner of sound production and shape such as tubular drums, kettle drums, friction drums, mirlitons and frame drums. The division can also be based on the materials used for their production such as leather-headed drums, clay drums, wood drums and metal drums.

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.


  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

  • Produce drum components

    Choose the appropriate materials and tools, and build the different drum parts such as the shell, the top and bottom hoops, the top and bottom heads, and tension rods.

Optional knowledge and skills

verify product specifications acoustics trade in musical instruments identify customer's needs join wood elements restore musical instruments musical instrument accessories pass on trade techniques select restoration activities operate welding equipment history of musical instruments decorate musical instruments evaluate restoration procedures operate soldering equipment operate wood sawing equipment sales promotion techniques conservation techniques design musical instruments create smooth wood surface technical drawings estimate value of musical instruments estimate restoration costs apply restoration techniques

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