The drum may be found inside houses, stores, some dungeons, and other inhabited structures throughout Skyrim. It can also be rarely purchased from shops that sell miscellaneous items. It has no special effects and is only useful when sold for a small amount of coin, or used as a house decoration.
- 1 in Fort Snowhawk, in the room of the main building with the Alchemy Lab and Arcane Enchanter.
- 2 in Thonnir's House in Morthal, next to the bed.
- 9 in the Bards College
- 1 in Erikur's House
- 1 in Vittoria Vici's House
- 2 in The Winking Skeever
- 1 in Radiant Raiment
- 2 in Bits and Pieces, one for sale, one upstairs.
- 1 in The Bannered Mare, second floor.
- 5 in Jorrvaskr, 2 in the main hall and 3 in the Living Quarters.
- 1 in House of Clan Battle-Born, second floor.
- 2 in Dragonsreach Jarl's Quarters
- 1 in Heimskr's House (only accessible before the quest "Battle for Whiterun")
- 1 in Whiterun Stables
- 1 in Chillfurrow Farm, on top of a bookshelf.
- 1 in the White Phial, on the second floor.
- 1 in Candlehearth Hall, first door on the left.
- 1 in New Gnisis Cornerclub, third floor in the corner near the bed.
- 1 in Sadri's Used Wares, leftmost room behind the dresser.
- 1 in Brunwulf Free-Winter's House, room on the right, drum is next to the cupboard.
- 1 in Viola Giordano's House, directly on the left of the entrance, behind some crates.
- 1 in the House of Clan Shatter-Shield, in the leftmost room on the first floor.
- 1 in the House of Clan Cruel-Sea, on a shelf in the large room on the first floor.
- 1 in the Temple of Mara, left-hand side on a shelf.
- 1 in Honeyside once it and the bedroom furnishings are bought.