People have been using percussion instruments to create music for millennia. The drum set is a collection of percussion instruments like bass drums, cymbals, tambourines, etc, and it's a huge part of modern music today. Drumming is one of the most universal forms of musical expression available to humans - from Africa's djembe drumming to Western rock drumming, there is something about hitting a skin with sticks that taps into deep human emotions across cultures around the world. It's no wonder then that it has been an integral part of every genre imaginable!