The Standard Ocean Drum comes, with one clear Mylar head and one white Fiberskyn head, is an incredibly versatile instrument. You can play this drum several ways for multiple sounds. You can create the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore, you can play it like a deff, you can shake it like a Shakere and you can beat it like a shaman drum. To create the ocean sounds, hold the Ocean Drum by the frame, with the heads horizontal like a serving tray. The roll your wrists so the drum gently tilts in all directions. The metal beads inside will roll over the bottom head like water rolling over the shore. Try different speeds for different sounds. Stop and start suddenly to create crashing wave sounds. Hold it over your head, with the clear head on the bottom and look up at the rolling beads; you can imagine yourself under water. The Remo synthetic heads will provide years of carefree play. The drum comes with a soft tipped beater.