This is a great little drum. I bought this to practice my rhythm and to record some percussion. It is a small drum, so it has a higher, tighter sound. I actually really like the tight sound from this drum. The quality is good for this price. I think this drum sounds best with a wooden beater (which is unfortunately not included). This is also a great instrument for introducing kids to music and for teaching purposes. It?s really easy to play and it?s a lot fun to bring along for a jam too. It is very light and compact as well. Unfortunately there?s not much variation in the tones of the drum but you can?t go wrong at this price.