A tight membrane stretched across the end of a drum that is struck by a stick to create sounds. Up until the middle of the 20th century, drumheads were made out of animal skin. Today, a plastic material is used.
A slang expression, primarily in jazz, that refers to the main melody of a popular song. The term head is typically used in the songform where the head is performed and repeated, followed by a bridgesection, and ending with the return of the head. This is a common form (A-A-B-A).