The drum is an instrument that beats a rhythm. Thus it comes to represent the sound of Creation, Divine Truth and Revelation. We may be seeking a more natural form of expression or a change of consciousness from the normal, everyday methods we use. To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges. To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives. You may also wish to consult the entries for Music/Rhythm and Musical Instruments.