What's with the membranophone?

I notice on many releases that performers who should be playing drums are playing the membranophone… is that a new trend in music?

No, it’s a trend in pedantry, and not very new.

Behold: Drums vs. drumset

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Oops, sorry for opening old wounds…

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Heh, repent by reading all the way through that thread (please don’t).

I hurt me finger scrolling… ouwie…

If it’s any consolation, there’s a userscript you can use to easily change any “membranophone” credits to “drums (drum set)”.

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I imagine there’s thousands of wrong entries… no thanks :slight_smile: It might even be easier to change all “membranophone” entries in the database to “drum set” and then fix the real membranophone back. What say the statistics?

Hey, we’re down to only 1300 or so pages of membranophone credits; at one time there were well over 2000. So in another 3 years or so we should have them all cleaned up.

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