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.A drum kit (also drum set, kit,[1] or trap set) is a collections of drums, cymbals and often other percussion instruments, such as cowbells, wood blocks, triangles, chimes, or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single person (drummer).^ A drum kit is a collection of percussion equipment with its associated hardware .
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^ Again, drummers will have their preferred settings for tuning a drum.

^ Cymbals are also an important part of any drum set.
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.The term "drum kit" first became used in the 1700s in Britain.^ First Drum Kit £26.85 .
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^ Neil's first drum kit: Stewarts .
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^ My first drum kits .
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.In the U.S., the terms "drum set", and "trap set" were more prevalent historically.^ As a rule, drum modules have more advanced trigger input settings than sample or percussion pads.
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^ Electronic Drum Set: Price Finder - Calibex Compare & Save on Computers , Electronics , Home & Garden , More...
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^ Bongo Drums, Tin Drums, Child Drumsets, Percussion sets for Children, Miniature Drums, Marching Drums and more...all for kids!
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.The individual instruments of a drum set are struck by a variety of implements held in the hand, including sticks, brushes, and mallets.^ This set of drums will have a variety of instruments including drums, cymbals, and any other instruments that the musical group will need.

^ The drum set is played with drumsticks or with wire or plastic brushes or mallets.
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^ As an instrument, the “drum set” is constantly changing.
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.Two notable exceptions include the bass drum, played by a foot-operated pedal, and the hi-hat cymbals, which may be struck together using a foot pedal in addition to being played with sticks or brushes.^ Bass drum and pedal, snare drum and stand, 2 x tom tom drums, floor tom drum, hi-hat cymbals and stand, crash cymbal and stand, drummer’s throne and drum sticks.

^ It has a range of drums, foot pedals, cymbals etc.
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^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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.Although other instruments can be played using a pedal, the feet are usually occupied by the bass drum and hi hat, and as a result the drummer plays in a seated position.^ Mounted bass drum pedal .
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^ There are two pedals, one for the hi-hat and one for the bass drum.
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^ Drummers were now using their feet to play bass drums and ...
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.Percussion notation is often used by drummers to signify which drum set components are to be played.^ Again, drummers will have their preferred settings for tuning a drum.

^ Male drummer playing drums .
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^ Drum set notation .
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.A full size drum set without any additional percussion instruments has a bass drum, floor tom, snare drum, tom-toms, and a variety of cymbals including hi-hat cymbals, ride cymbal and a crash cymbal.^ Bass drum and pedal, snare drum and stand, 2 x tom tom drums, floor tom drum, hi-hat cymbals and stand, crash cymbal and stand, drummer’s throne and drum sticks.

^ Cymbals are also an important part of any drum set.
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^ Kick samples, snare samples, cymbal samples, crash samples, ride samples, hihat samples, tom samples, splash samples.
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  • Analogue Drums: Drum samples from tape. Free 135MB Ludwig kit. Kontakt, Battery, EXS24 compatability. 1 February 2010 1:49 UTC www.analoguedrums.com [Source type: General]

.Various music genres dictate the stylistically appropriate use of the drum kit's set-up.^ Rudiments are a particular set of drumming patterns used in music.

^ Used Drum Set at great prices.
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^ Setting up a Drum Kit .

.For example, in most forms of rock music, the bass drum, hi-hat and snare drum are the primary instruments used to create a drum beat, whereas in jazz, ride and snare patterns tend to be more prevalent.^ Related Items cymbals drum (musical instrument) more...
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^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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^ Bass drum pedals are used for the bass drum .
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.In the 2000s, an increasing number of drummers have begun to use electronic drum pads which trigger synthesized or sampled drum sounds.^ A drummer might use drum pads, or drum triggers, fed into a MIDI sound module.
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^ Many people learn drums on a drum pad or by using an electronic drum kit.
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^ Additionally, electronic drummer such as our set, can sample non-percussive sounds and use them as drum sounds.

Rhythm pattern characteristic of much popular music including rock About this sound play

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History and development

Dance band drummer at Mark Foy's Empress Ballroom, 1935
.Drum kits were first developed due to financial and space considerations in theaters where the drummers were encouraged to cover as many percussion parts as possible.^ First Drum Kit £26.85 .
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^ Parts of drum kits and jobs?
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^ Pearl drum kit Drums / Percussion .
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.Up until then, drums and cymbals were played separately in military and orchestral music settings.^ Cymbals are also an important part of any drum set.
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^ First drum to set up will be the bass drum.
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^ Setting up a Drum Kit .

.Initially, drummers played the bass and snare drums by hand, then in the 1890s they started experimenting with footpedals to play the bass drum.^ Drummers were now using their feet to play bass drums and ...
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^ Male drummer playing drums .
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^ Playing snare drum with brushes .
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.William Ludwig made the bass drum pedal system workable in 1909, paving the way for the modern drum kit.^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ Bass drum pedals are used for the bass drum .
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^ The largest drum of the drum kit is the bass drum.

.By World War I drum kits were characterized by very large marching bass drums and many percussion items suspended on and around it, and they became a central part of jazz music.^ Parts of drum kits and jobs?
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^ Pearl drum kit Drums / Percussion .
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^ All the parts to a drum kit?
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.Hi-hat stands appeared around 1926. Metal consoles were developed to hold Chinese tom-toms, with swing out stands for snare drums and cymbals.^ Bass drum and pedal, snare drum and stand, 2 x tom tom drums, floor tom drum, hi-hat cymbals and stand, crash cymbal and stand, drummer’s throne and drum sticks.

^ Hi hat on its own stand.
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^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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On top of the console was a "contraption" (shortened to "trap") tray used to hold whistles, klaxons, and cowbells, thus drum kits were dubbed "trap kits."
.By the 1930s, Ben Duncan and others popularized streamlined trap kits leading to a basic four piece drum set standard: bass, snare, tom-tom, and floor tom.^ First drum to set up will be the bass drum.
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^ Bass Drum 8" x 10" Rack Tom 8" x 12" Rack Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tom 5" x 14" Snare Drum .
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^ HD 10522 5-Piece Drum Kit .

.In time legs were fitted to larger floor toms, and "consolettes" were devised to hold smaller tom-toms on the bass drum.^ BASS DRUM: This is the BIG drum on the floor, in the middle.

^ There will be 3 floor tom legs.
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^ Floor tom Tom leg bracket .

.In the 1940s, Louie Bellson pioneered use of two bass drums, or the double bass drum kit.^ Two other names for a drum kit?
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^ Pearl Export double bass drum kit .

^ Bass drum pedals are used for the bass drum .
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.Gene Krupa was the first drummer to head his own orchestra and thrust the drums into the spot light with his drum solos, others would soon follow his lead.^ "This a great kit for the both first time drummers, players returning to the drums or working drummers needing a second set for rehearsal or smaller clubs.

^ For would-be drummers out there that have been eagerly anticipating the release of stand-alone drum kits for Rock Band, your wait is finally over.
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^ In the two game modes Memory Master and Rhythm Master use your touch screen stylus to hit the drums and follow the computers lead.
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.With the ascendancy of rock and roll, a watershed moment occurred between 1962 and 1964, when the Surfaris released "Wipe Out" and when Ringo Starr of The Beatles played his Ludwig kit on American television; events that motivated legions to take up the drums.^ Ringo Starr and the Story of his drum kit .
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^ Play Rock Band, GHWT with your electronic drum kit .
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^ Ludwig 1970 Vintage Drum Kit .
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.The trend toward bigger drum kits in Rock music began in the 1960s and gained momentum in the 1970s.^ Hohner rock drum kit with Aquarian...
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^ The drum set continued to change throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and into the 1990s, influenced to a great extent by changes in popular music, along with advancements in technology.
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^ For would-be drummers out there that have been eagerly anticipating the release of stand-alone drum kits for Rock Band, your wait is finally over.
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.By the 1980s, widely popular drummers like Billy Cobham, Carl Palmer, Nicko McBrain, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland and perhaps most notably Neil Peart were using large numbers of drums and cymbals[1] and had also begun using electronic drums.^ Why are electronic drums becoming so popular?

^ Not an acoustic drummer with electronic drums.

^ Q: Why are electronic drums becoming so popular?

In the 1990s and 2000s, many drummers in popular music and indie music have reverted back to basic four piece drum set standard.[2]
.In the 2000s, it is not uncommon for drummers to use a variety of auxiliary percussion instruments, found objects, and electronics as part of their "drum" kits.^ DRUM STOP - Drum Kits , electronic drums , cymbals and percussion .
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^ The kit contains the electronic parts required to make a drum kit.

^ Parts of drum kits and jobs?
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.Popular electronics include: electronic sound modules; laptop computers used to activate loops, sequences and samples; metronomes and tempo meters; recording devices; and personal sound reinforcement equipment (e.g., a small PA system to amplify electronic drums and provide a monitor for singing).^ Use this game for record and plaing drum sound.
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^ Use this game for record and plaing online drum sound.
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^ Why are electronic drums becoming so popular?

Components

A china cymbal mounted on a stand
.The exact collection of drum kit components depends on factors like musical style, personal preference, financial resources, and transportation options of the drummer.^ Depends a lot on the style of music.
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^ The exact collection of components to a drum kit varies greatly according to musical style, personal preference, financial resources, and transportation options of the drummer (See Breakables for more information about personalizing).
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^ Pure Drums is a top collection of very well recorded kits - High end and superb stuff for serious samplists." Verdict: 10 out of 10 (Computer Music, UK).
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.Cymbal, hi-hat, and tom-tom stands (if it comes with), as well as bass drum pedals and drum thrones are usually standard in most drum kits.^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ Hi hat on its own stand.
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^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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.Most mass produced drum kits are sold in one of two five-piece configurations (referring to the number of drums only) which typically include a bass drum, a snare drum, two toms, and one floor tom.^ Includes bass drum pedal.

^ HD 10522 5-Piece Drum Kit .

^ Yamaha stage custom kit in dark green, includes bass, two toms, floor tom and snare.

.The standard sizes (sometimes called ‘rock’ sizes) are 22” (head size diameter) bass drum, 14” snare drum, 12” and 13” mounted toms, and a 16” floor tom.^ Changes any 16" floor tom into a jungle-style bass drum.

^ Mounted bass drum pedal .
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^ Bass Drum 8" x 10" Rack Tom 8" x 12" Rack Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tom 5" x 14" Snare Drum .
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.The other popular configuration is called "Fusion", a reference to jazz fusion music, which usually includes a 20” (or sometimes 22") bass drum, a 14” snare drum, and 10”, 12” mounted toms, and a 14” floor tom.^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ Pearl Vision Birch Kit 22",10",12",14" Floor Tom in Clear Birch with 14" S..
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^ Bass Drum 8" x 10" Rack Tom 8" x 12" Rack Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tom 5" x 14" Snare Drum .
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.Drum pedals have a felt beater which the drummer operates by pressing down on the pedal.^ It is operated with a foot pedal attached to a beater that strikes the drum head and comes in sizes ranging from 46 to 66 cm (18 to 26 in) in diameter (drum head size) by 36 to 46 cm (14 to 18 in) deep (shell depth).
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^ The hole is usually cut either facing the drum pedal beater, or off to the left side as you face the head.
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^ This drum is operated with one or more mechanical pedals.
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.When the pedal is depressed, it pulls a chain or sturdy cloth strap which is attached to the end of the fulcrum-mounted beater rod.^ One end of the string should be tied to the beater of the kick drum so it stays in one place when the durmmer's foot is pressed down on the pedal.
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.Some bass pedals are designed to be attached to the bass drum using metal screws.^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ Assemble the bass drum pedal.
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^ Can I use two kick drum pedals?
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.In some metal bands like Anthrax, Kreator, or Slayer, double bass pedals were developed to play on one bass drum, eliminating the need for a second bass drum.^ Mounted bass drum pedal .
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^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ Can you set both kick pedals to the bass drum for some double kick action?
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.Drummers that use two bass drums or pedals usually have their hi-hat unscrewed or have a different cymbal in place of the hi-hat, because of the extra kick pedal.^ Includes bass drum pedal.

^ There are two pedals, one for the bass kick, the other for hi-hat control.
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^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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.Some drummers make use of a drop clutch, which is used to open or close the hi hat by tapping a device with the stick as an alternative to using the foot pedal.^ The left foot is kept on the hi-hat pedal.
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^ Is this normal because I do not have the hi-hat pedal?
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^ Rock-solid hi-hat clutch .
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.When the drop clutch is closed, this keeps the hi-hats closed without the drummer having to hold down the pedal.^ Hi-hat clutch assembly.
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^ Is this normal because I do not have the hi-hat pedal?
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^ Rock-solid hi-hat clutch .
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.This frees up the foot that is normally used with the hi-hat to perform on the second bass drum pedal.^ Mounted bass drum pedal .
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^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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^ First drum to set up will be the bass drum.
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A tom-tom mounted on a stand
.The standard hardware pack includes a hi-hat stand, a snare drum stand, two or three cymbal stands, and a bass drum pedal.^ Mounted bass drum pedal .
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^ An 8.155 hardware pack with two cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, snare stand and pedal is also included.

^ Includes bass drum pedal.
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.Drum kits are usually offered as either complete kits which include drums and hardware, or as “shell packs” which include only the drums and perhaps some tom mounting hardware.^ Shell packs include only the drum shells and the hardware used to secure drum heads.
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^ Peavey PV500 Drum Kit complete .
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^ Peavey PV500 Drum Kit complete 4.
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.Cymbals are usually purchased separately and are also available in either packs or as individual pieces, which enables the buyer to test for their perfect cymbal.^ The cymbal packs or sets we have on offer have been put through some of the most stringent quality assurance tests around today.
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^ Cymbals and Percussion for every style We Stock Cymbal Packs and Cymbal sets as well as individual and one off Cymbals from Zildjian, Paiste and Meinl.
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^ The Mapex Horizon HX Series 5 piece drum set with full hardware, bass drum pedal, throne and 3 piece cymbal pack.
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Audio samples
Component Content Audio (Vorbis: click the arrow to play)
Snare Unmuffled snare drum
Snare drum unmuffled.ogg
Muffled snare drum
Snare drum muffled.ogg
Rim click on a snare
Snare drum rim.ogg
Bass drum Muffled bass drum
Bass drum.ogg
Toms 8-inch (20 cm) rack tom
Tom drum 8 inch.ogg
12-inch (30 cm) rack tom
Tom 12 inch.ogg
Floor tom
Floor tom.ogg
Hi-hat Closed hi-hat
Hi hat closed.ogg
Open hi-hat
Hi hat open.ogg
Hi-hat being opened and closed by its foot pedal (chick)
Hi hat foot pedal.ogg
Crash Crash cymbal
Crash cymbal.ogg
Ride Hit on the bow
Ride cymbal.ogg
Hit on the bell of the cymbal
Ride cymbal bell.ogg
Hit on the edge
Ride cymbal rim.ogg
Beat A typical rock beat on hi-hat
Rock beat hi hat.ogg
Typical rock beat on ride cymbal
Rock beat ride cymbal.ogg
See the Drums category at Wikipedia Commons for more

Basic drum kit

Four-piece kit
  • Bass drum & pedal [1]
  • Snare drum & stand [2]
  • Floor tom [3]
  • Mounted tom (with mounting hardware) or second floor tom [4]
  • Hi-hat cymbals & stand
  • Crash cymbal & stand
  • Ride cymbal & stand
  • Throne
[2]
."Four-piece kit", "five-piece kit", etc., refers to the actual number of drums in the set, cymbals not being counted.^ Pearl 4 (four) piece pearl drum set .
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^ The pearl corporation manufactures drumming equipments such as drum kits, hand drums, mallet percussions, etc.
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^ The most common change the you will probably do to your Arduino Drum Kit sketch is change the musical note associated with a each pad, you may want a particular pad to be a snare drum and another to be a cymbal etc..., you decide.

[2]

Accessories

.Drummers who perform in concert venues often have a variety of equipment cases to transport the drums, cymbals and hardware.^ Drum sets hit their extreme with drummers like Neal Peart who had a massive drum set that included a full range of harmonically tuned tom toms and a wide variety of other percussion instruments.
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^ Besides the drums and hardware, the 5 piece Forum also includes FREE cymbals, throne, drumsticks, and a set-up video.
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^ Ludwig Pinnacle 5-Piece Drum Set comes with shells, cymbals, hardware and s...

.Performers who play local gigs may only have relatively inexpensive padded cloth bags or thin plastic cases.^ This is a very tidy concept and works well for musicians who may have limited space or are doing gigs in smaller venues.
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^ The other type of tuning has to do with getting the best playing performance out of your configuration of drum pads.

^ Bass Cases and Gig Bags .
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.Professional touring drummers who have to ship their drums will typically have heavy-duty road cases that will securely hold and protect the equipment during transport.^ Bass Drum Pedal Tension Springs Chrome plated heavy duty spring suitable for most types of bass drum pedal.
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^ If you’re a professional drummer you’ll miss the dynamic capabilities of a true drum set.
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^ Premier Pro Series 5-Piece Maple Drum Shell Set FREE SHIPPING A 5 piece for those who like it low.

.Professional drummers may also carry their own drum microphones (usually referred to as "mics") with them to shows, to avoid having situations where a venue has substandard equipment.^ Unless he is a member of the band (like he was with A Perfect Circle), he is usually uncredited, so as not to offend the bands own drummer even further, one would assume.
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^ Some choose to place the mic entirely inside the shell of the drum, a process that usually requires some internal baffling with pillows, sandbags or thick foam.
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^ If you’re a professional drummer you’ll miss the dynamic capabilities of a true drum set.
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.In particular, the bass drum needs a specialized mic, because it produces a high sound pressure; a regular mic designed for vocals will not be able to do justice to the sound of a powerful bass drum.^ Bass Drum, an awesome sound.
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^ A good bass drum sound is often a highly personal matter of taste, and preference, for timbre and level within the mix.
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^ A mic under the snare drum gives a zippy sound; a mic over the snare drum gives a fuller sound.
  • Can You Mic The Drum Kit Please? | L2P Network 1 February 2010 1:49 UTC www.l2pnet.com [Source type: General]

.Some drummers who have their own mics have a set of drum-mounted mics, an approach which eliminates the need for mic stands and reduces set-up time.^ First drum to set up will be the bass drum.
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^ I'll try to get some mic'd drum pics up myself!
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^ So now we need to set-up the velocity.
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.In some styles of music, drummers may also use electronic effects on drums.^ Force use protech electronic programmable toy drum set scarlet ibis symbolism test la 7000 drum set fruit of the earth aloe vera...
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^ Must set retail drum sets free hip hop music videos electronic drum set; golden eagle wings spread?
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^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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.In some situations, drummers use noise gates that shut off any microphones which are not being used.^ Some drummers set up their kit so compactly that it is essentially impossible to place microphones usefully.
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^ To keep the drum sound tight, turn off mics not in use in a particular tune, use a noise gate on each drum mic, and/or overdub the drums.
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^ Bruce Bartlett drums Live Sound live sound mics How To… To keep the drum sound tight, turn off mics not in use in a particular tune, use a noise gate on each drum mic, and/or overdub the drums.
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.This allows the sound engineer to use a higher overall volume for the drum kit, because it reduces the number of "active" mics which could feed back.^ Gives me an overall sound to the kit that just can't be had with close mics alone.
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^ BFD does have a massive "groove-library" you can use to easily and quickly add great sounding drums to your songs.
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^ From the browse tab choose Drum Kits and then select the kit you wish to use.
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.In some styles or settings, such as country music clubs or churches, the drummer may use a plexiglass screen to dampen the onstage volume of the drums.^ Fu Shing International Company [ Verified Member ] Hong Kong 8 Matching Results Drum set , musical toys, toy tambourine, instrument toy .
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^ HB Jr Grom - 3 Pc Child Drum Set For Children Ages 3-7 Includes and Uses Standard Drum Heads Fully Tuneable Complete with Cymbal and Sticks HB Drums Grom Model offers the beginning drummer quality jr drums with all the essentials!
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^ Must set retail drum sets free hip hop music videos electronic drum set; golden eagle wings spread?
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.Many drummers who play in different venues carry carpeting or mats to prevent the bass drum from slipping on a wooden floor.^ The kick tower has got a natural feel, so it feels more like playing an acoustic bass-drum.
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^ Of course for any drummer, the bass drum, snare drum, toms, cymbals, that's really all you need -- and what it's all built upon, the foundation of drumset playing.
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^ Tube drum can be played on floor or over shoulder with strap.
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.Some drummers use a insulation-style filling or foam in the bass drum to lessen the "ringing" sound.^ Changes any 16" floor tom into a jungle-style bass drum.

^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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^ BFD does have a massive "groove-library" you can use to easily and quickly add great sounding drums to your songs.
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.Drummers often use a variety of accessories when they are practicing.^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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^ HYBRID SETUP 1: SAMPLE PAD Any drummer who is working or practicing can find a use for this particular hybrid setup.
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Metronomes and beat counters are used to develop a steady rhythm. .Drum mufflers are used to lessen the volume of drums during practicing.^ Remove use fusion drum muffler set buy amoxicillin online without prescription drum set and houston, tx breast cancer site.
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^ And what is now common practice among other drum makers-the use of diagonally cut plies-Yamaha have been doing it for 30 years.

Electronic drums

.Some drummers use some or all electronic drum components.^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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^ We have a wide range and good stocks of all the latest electronic drum kits, from the worlds leading manufacturers.
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^ The first solid-state equipment used all discrete components—no integrated circuits.
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.There are two approaches to using electronic drums.^ If you are getting two hits etc, when you hit the drum only once, increase this number if there is too large a delay when you play a drum roll, then decrease this number.

^ Force use protech electronic programmable toy drum set scarlet ibis symbolism test la 7000 drum set fruit of the earth aloe vera...
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^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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.One approach is to use drum trigger pads for all of the different instruments.^ Repeat for all of the drum pads.

^ All-in-one solution for miking drums .

^ All-in-one solution for drum miking .

.These pads are discs with a rubber-type coating that can be mounted on stands in the same locations that the traditional drum shells would be placed.^ With the snare stand assembled, place the drum in the basket, with the drum resting on the rubbers.
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^ BASICS Each of the three hybrid setups is built around a specific type of sound source: a sample pad, a percussion pad, or a drum module.
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^ I would ship down my own set of Paragon cymbals (properly worked-in after the R30 tour) and a few favorite snare drums, plus a set of the drum boards on which my kit is mounted, so the stands could be screwed right into it.
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Each disc has a piezoelectric transducer which transmits an electronic signal when it is struck. .A patch cord from each drum pad disc is plugged into a drum synthesizer module and connected to the appropriate synthesized or sampled drum sound.^ Getting sounds and loops into the sample pad can be done in two ways.
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^ Can the drum pads be connected to the ion ied01 drum machine modulator?
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^ To connect the drum pads to the Drum Kit, you have some choices.

.Thus, when the drummer strikes the drum pad that is designated as the snare drum pad, the synthesizer module produces the sound of a snare drum.^ Snare drum with newly designed lugs is...
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^ As a rule, drum modules have more advanced trigger input settings than sample or percussion pads.
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^ BASICS Each of the three hybrid setups is built around a specific type of sound source: a sample pad, a percussion pad, or a drum module.
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.Since the sound is produced by a synthesizer, a performer can choose a range of sounds, such as samples of an actual drum or cymbal or electronic drum sounds.^ Premium sound set built from real samples of real drums and cymbals .

^ AVAILABLE WOODS; BIRCH, BEECH AND MAPLE.*** ***NOW IN 45 DIFFERENT COLOURS*** These kits are the most advanced and best sounding drums that Yamaha have ever produced.

^ BASICS Each of the three hybrid setups is built around a specific type of sound source: a sample pad, a percussion pad, or a drum module.
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.A drummer could even have the synthesizer produce non-drum sounds, such as sound effects or pitched notes.^ Even drummers that are often associated primarily with acoustic drums, like Peter Erskine and Jim Keltner, use electronics as part of their everyday setups.
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^ If you like the pitch-bending tom sound where the pitch of the drum descends as the sound decays, tune the bottom head tighter than the top head.
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^ Because almost all drum modules have more than six inputs available, this setup could be expanded to include even more pads and triggers.
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.The advantage of playing with a purely electronic drum kit is that there is no onstage drum sound, apart from any sound from a monitor or keyboard amplifier (which can be easily turned up or down).^ There is no advantage have the drums on steep angles.
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^ Play drums with a mouse or keyboard.

^ I select a drum kit from the drop down, hit save....and still no sound.

.This may be desirable for venues in which only a quiet drum sound is desired, as in the case of a church or a music theater show.^ Drum machine, free downloadable drum machine, drum machine music sound.
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^ The second technique may be your only option if you are working with a piece of veneer that is exactly, or close to the length that is needed to cover the drum.
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.As well, a drummer with electronic drums can practice without being concerned about disturbing neighbors or room-mates.^ Simply finding a place to practice without disturbing the peace...
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^ Similar Product: Learn more about DTXPRESS IV Standard Electronic Drum Kit (New) .
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^ Have a drum key ready and offer to help if the drummer doesn't know how to tune the drums well.
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.Another advantage is that electronic drums do not need to be mic-ed and sound-checked.^ Not only is it fast and economical, but as long as the first three components (drummer, drums, room) are sounding good, this mic setup is often all you need.
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^ You can capture a surprisingly good-sounding drum track using only a single, high-quality condenser mic positioned in front of a drum kit.
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.The disadvantage of electronic drums is that they may not have the full range of tonal options and textures that are available with natural drums, and the pads and plastic cymbals may not have the same "feel" for the performer.^ Each pad may be programmed with different effects, enabling you to customize your set up for a cymbals-heavy Rock or djembe-dominant African feel.
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^ The most common change the you will probably do to your Arduino Drum Kit sketch is change the musical note associated with a each pad, you may want a particular pad to be a snare drum and another to be a cymbal etc..., you decide.

^ Also, the directX files included within the drum zip file are from 9.0c as they are the same file version numbers.

.For example, an entry-level electronic drum system will have a snare sound, but the snare drum pad may not have a sensor that detects "rim shots". Another potential disadvantage is that an electronic drummer needs to have a keyboard amplifier or PA system in order to be heard in a rehearsal.^ I can use the snare sensor, but no the rim sensor.
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^ So, a room mic that is 10 feet away from the snare would potentially have a 10ms delay compared to the sound of the snare direct mic that is only a few inches from the snare head.

^ The most common change the you will probably do to your Arduino Drum Kit sketch is change the musical note associated with a each pad, you may want a particular pad to be a snare drum and another to be a cymbal etc..., you decide.

.The second approach to playing electronic drums is to use a regular drum kit (wooden shells and metal cymbals) and attach trigger sensors to each drum or cymbal.^ Neil's second drum kit: Rogers .
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^ Drum kit being played .
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.The sensors are then routed to a synthesizer module in the same fashion as a purely electronic drum kit.^ Similar Product: Learn more about DTXPRESS IV Standard Electronic Drum Kit (New) .
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^ We have a wide range and good stocks of all the latest electronic drum kits, from the worlds leading manufacturers.
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^ I got a cheap electronic drum pad kit at the thrift store (kiddie type) and made a Lego drum machine with the innards.
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.The advantage of this approach is that a drummer could switch between traditional, natural drum sounds and quirky electronica drum sounds throughout a performance.^ If you’re working in a great sounding room and other sounds won’t be polluting your sonic environment too badly, here’s a three-mic approach that could work.
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^ And then again, someone could spend nothing on something that looks and sounds better than kits that some of the custom drum companies offer.
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^ Using the buttons is great, but it would be much more natural and fun if we could visualize the drums in front of us and just have to hit in that area.

Sizing

.Snare, tom and bass drum sizes are commonly expressed as diameter x depth, both in inches, for example 14 x 5.5 is a common snare drum size.^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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^ Snare drums come in a huge variety of diameters, depths, and materials.
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However, some manufacturers, including Drum Workshop, Slingerland, and Tama Drums, use the opposite convention, and put the depth first, so they would call this size 5.5 x 14. Makers who use the diameter-first convention include Premier Percussion, Pearl Drums, Pork Pie Percussion, Ludwig-Musser, Sonor, Mapex, and Yamaha Drums
.The standard sizes for a 5 piece, "2 up, 1 down" rock kit are: 22" x 18" bass drum, 12" x 9" rack tom, 13" x 10" rack tom, 16" x 16" floor tom and a 14" x 5.5" snare drum.^ Changes any 16" floor tom into a jungle-style bass drum.

^ First drum to set up will be the bass drum.
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^ Hi-hat cymbals are 14", which are the same size as the snare drum.
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.Another common sized drum kit is a fusion set.^ "Elecctronic drum kits generally set you back as much as a family car, but this great little package bucks that trend...
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^ You should also try, free drum set a favor house atlantic how to set up a drum kit the mosquitoes and the bed bugs.
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^ This drum set looks like a great intermediary step between Pearl’s lower budget models and their higher-end professional kits.
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.A standard 5 piece fusion drum kit will consist of a 20" x 16" bass drum, 10" x 8" rack tom, 12" x 9" rack tom, 14" x 14" floor tom and a 14" x 5.5" snare drum.^ Changes any 16" floor tom into a jungle-style bass drum.

^ Pearl Vision Birch Kit 22",10",12",14" Floor Tom in Clear Birch with 14" S..
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^ Remo Kids Hand Drum Set - 6/8/10/12/14 .
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.Jazz drum kits usually exclude the mid tom.^ Usually the quickest and easiest stereo-mic setup, an XY pair positioned over a drum kit will capture a stereo image complete with movement and a realistic sense of the space.
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^ A minimal drum kit might include one kick drum, one snare drum, one rack tom, one floor tom, a hi-hat, a ride cymbal, and a crash cymbal.
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^ The kit comprises 20”x18” bass drum, 10”x9” and 12”x10” toms, 14”x14” floor tom and 14”x5” snare.
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.In recent years manufacturers have introduced modification to the rock kit standard, with more and more drum makers offering a "1 up, 2 down" configuration, where the configuration includes two floor toms and a single rack tom.^ Note that the kit doesn't include a left floor tom.
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^ Pearl offers 9 standard Vision Birch configurations, more than...
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^ Pearl Drums 16x16 floor tom .
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This evolution can be explained by the popularity of artists such as Phil Rudd of the AC/DC or Led Zeppelin's John Bonham. .The amount of pieces in a drum kit can vary by large amounts from player to player due to personal preference from minimal kits mainly used in rockabilly and dixieland jazz to indulgently sized kits in some progressive rock, fusion, and metal groups.^ Stereo Drum kits have some simple controls over the kit piece.

^ Drums are not one size fits all and there is NO correct size kit.
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^ This is the same with some Sonor kits and DW’s new VLT drums.
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.The size of bass drums differs a great deal between different styles.^ Bass drums have deep sizes 22x18 or 20x18.

^ Changes any 16" floor tom into a jungle-style bass drum.

^ Seek out great-sounding rooms to record in — if you don't have a decent drum room, that can make a huge difference in the final sound.
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.A jazz drummer may use a relatively small bass drum, because in jazz, the bass drum is often used more as an accent instrument than for laying down a heavy beat.^ David uses first-grade Finnish birch to hand-laminate his shells: 12-ply 6mm for toms and bass drums and 18-ply 9mm for snare drums.
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^ Slide the pedal onto the drum by placing the bass drum hoop between the pedal base, and the tongue of the pedal, and using the wing nut, turn clockwise to secure in place.
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^ A good bass drum sound is often a highly personal matter of taste, and preference, for timbre and level within the mix.
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.In contrast, a metal or hard rock drummer may have a very large bass drum (often multiple bass drums) that can produce a deep, resonant tone.^ Bass drums have deep sizes 22x18 or 20x18.

^ A good bass drum sound is often a highly personal matter of taste, and preference, for timbre and level within the mix.
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^ Of course for any drummer, the bass drum, snare drum, toms, cymbals, that's really all you need -- and what it's all built upon, the foundation of drumset playing.
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See also

References

  1. ^ Peckman, Jonathan (2007). Picture Yourself Drumming, p.30. ISBN 1598633309.
  2. ^ a b Peckman (2007), p.31.

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The drum kit

1 Ride cymbal | 2 Floor tom | 3 Toms

4 Bass drum | 5 Snare drum | 6 Hi-hat

Other components

Crash cymbal | China cymbal | Splash cymbal | Sizzle cymbal
Swish cymbal | Cowbell | Wood block | Tambourine
Rototom | Octoban | Hardware

A drum kit (also drum set, kit,[1] or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and often other percussion instruments, such as cowbells, wood blocks, triangles, chimes, or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single person (drummer).

The individual instruments of a drum set are hit by a variety of implements held in the hand, including sticks, brushes, and mallets. Two notable exceptions include the bass drum, played by a foot-operated pedal, created by Jonathan McEwen, and the hi-hat cymbals, which may be struck together using a foot pedal in addition to being played with sticks or brushes. Although other instruments can be played using a pedal, the feet are usually occupied by the bass drum and hi hat, and as a result the drummer plays in a seated position. Percussion notation is often used by drummers to signify which drum set components are to be played. A full size drum set without any additional percussion instruments has a bass drum, floor tom, snare drum, tom-toms, and a variety of cymbals including hi-hat cymbals, ride cymbal and a crash cymbal.

Various music genres dictate the stylistically appropriate use of the drum kit's set-up. For example, in most forms of rock music, the bass drum, hi-hat and snare drum are the primary instruments used to create a drum beat, whereas in jazz, ride and snare patterns tend to be more prevalent and the hi-hat is played by the foot. In the 2000s, an increasing number of drummers have begun to use electronic drum pads which trigger synthesized or sampled drum sounds.

Drum kits have ranged in size and components . from old style jazz/dance hall kits through to mordern rock/techno kits... also the sizes of the drums themselves have evolved in size shape and price!

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Components

File:China
A china cymbal mounted on a stand
The exact collection of drum kit components depends on factors like musical style, personal preference, financial resources, and transportation options of the drummer. Cymbal, hi-hat, and tom-tom stands (if it comes with), as well as bass drum pedals and drum thrones are usually standard in most drum kits. Most mass produced drum kits are sold in one of two five-piece configurations (referring to the number of drums only), which typically include a bass drum, a snare drum, two toms, and one floor tom. The standard sizes (sometimes called ‘rock’ sizes) are 22” (head size diameter) bass drum, 14” snare drum, 12” and 13” mounted toms, and a 16” floor tom. The other popular configuration is called "Fusion", a reference to jazz fusion music, which usually includes a 20” (or sometimes 22") bass drum, a 14” snare drum, and 10”, 12” mounted toms, and a 14” floor tom.

Drum pedals have a felt beater which the drummer operates by pressing down on the pedal. When the pedal is depressed, it pulls a chain or sturdy cloth strap which is attached to the end of the fulcrum-mounted beater rod. Some bass pedals are designed to be attached to the bass drum using metal screws. The double bass pedal was developed to eliminate the need for a second bass drum. It has since become popular in heavy metal bands such as Anthrax, Kreator, and Slayer. Drummers that use two bass drums or pedals usually have their hi-hat unscrewed or have a different cymbal in place of the hi-hat, because of the extra kick pedal. Some drummers make use of a drop clutch, which is used to open or close the hi hat by tapping a device with the stick as an alternative to using the foot pedal. When the drop clutch is closed, this keeps the hi-hats closed without the drummer having to hold down the pedal. This frees up the foot that is normally used with the hi-hat to perform on the second bass drum pedal.

File:Tom-tom
A tom mounted on a stand

The standard hardware pack includes a hi-hat stand, a snare drum stand, two or three cymbal stands, and a bass drum pedal. Drum kits are usually offered as either complete kits which include drums and hardware, or as “shell packs” which include only the drums and perhaps some tom mounting hardware. Cymbals are usually purchased separately and are also available in either packs or as individual pieces, which enables the buyer to test for their perfect cymbal.

Basic drum kit

Five-piece kit
  • Bass drum & pedal [1]
  • Snare drum & stand [2]
  • Floor tom [3]
  • Mounted tom (with mounting hardware) or second floor tom [4]
  • Mounted tom (with mounting hardware) [5]
  • Hi-hat cymbals & stand
  • Crash cymbal & stand
  • Ride cymbal & stand
  • Throne
[2]

"Four-piece kit", "five-piece kit", etc., refers to the actual number of drums in the set, cymbals not being counted.[2]

Accessories

Drummers who perform in concert venues often have a variety of equipment cases to transport the drums, cymbals and hardware. Performers who play local gigs may only have relatively inexpensive padded cloth bags or thin plastic cases. Professional touring drummers who have to ship their drums will typically have heavy-duty road cases that will securely hold and protect the equipment during transport. Professional drummers may also carry their own drum microphones (usually referred to as "mics") with them to shows, to avoid having situations where a venue has substandard equipment. Dynamic microphones, which can handle high sound pressure levels are usually used to close-mic drums while condenser mics are used for overheads and room mics[3]. Some drummers who have their own mics have a set of drum-mounted mics, an approach which eliminates the need for mic stands and reduces set-up time. In some styles of music, drummers may also use electronic effects on drums. In some situations, drummers use noise gates that mute microphones below a threshold volume. This allows the sound engineer to use a higher overall volume for the drum kit, because it reduces the number of "active" mics which could feed back.

In some styles or settings, such as country music clubs or churches, the drummer may use a plexiglass screen to dampen the onstage volume of the drums. Many drummers who play in different venues carry carpeting or mats to prevent the bass drum from slipping on a wooden floor. Some drummers use a insulation-style filling or foam in the bass drum to lessen the "ringing" sound. Drummers often use a variety of accessories when they are practicing. Metronomes and beat counters are used to develop a steady rhythm. Drum mufflers are used to lessen the volume of drums during practicing.

Electronic drums

Roland V-Stage Series TD-12S V-Drum Kit is an electronic drum set. Shot also includes an extra PD-105 tom pad, CY-8 cymbal, Axis Longboard double kick pedal, and Iron Cobra Hi-Hat stand.]]

Some drummers use some or all electronic drum components. There are two approaches to using electronic drums. One approach is to use drum trigger pads for all of the different instruments. These pads are discs with a rubber-type coating that can be mounted on stands in the same locations that the traditional drum shells would be placed. Each disc has a piezoelectric transducer which transmits an electronic signal when it is struck. A patch cord from each drum pad disc is plugged into a drum synthesizer module and connected to the appropriate synthesized or sampled drum sound. Thus, when the drummer strikes the drum pad that is designated as the snare drum pad, the synthesizer module produces the sound of a snare drum. Since the sound is produced by a synthesizer, a performer can choose a range of sounds, such as samples of an actual drum or cymbal or electronic drum sounds. A drummer could even have the synthesizer produce non-drum sounds, such as sound effects or pitched notes.

The advantage of playing with a purely electronic drum kit is that there is no onstage drum sound, apart from any sound from a monitor or keyboard amplifier (which can be easily turned up or down). This may be desirable for venues in which only a quiet drum sound is desired, as in the case of a church or a music theater show. As well, a drummer with electronic drums can practice without being concerned about disturbing neighbors or room-mates. Another advantage is that electronic drums do not need to be mic-ed and sound-checked. The disadvantage of electronic drums is that they may not have the full range of tonal options and textures that are available with natural drums, and the pads and plastic cymbals may not have the same "feel" for the performer. For example, an entry-level electronic drum system will have a snare sound, but the snare drum pad may not have a sensor that detects "rim shots". Another potential disadvantage is that an electronic drummer needs to have a keyboard amplifier or PA system in order to be heard in a rehearsal.

The second approach to playing electronic drums is to use an acoustic drum kit (wooden shells and metal cymbals) and attach trigger sensors to each drum or cymbal. The sensors are then routed to a synthesizer module in the same fashion as a purely electronic drum kit. The advantage of this approach is that a drummer could switch between traditional, natural drum sounds and quirky electronica drum sounds throughout a performance.

Sizing

Snare, tom and bass drum sizes are commonly expressed as diameter x depth, both in inches, for example 14 x 5.5 is a common snare drum size. However, some manufacturers, including Drum Workshop, Slingerland, and Tama Drums, use the opposite convention, and put the depth first, so they would call this size 5.5 x 14. Makers who use the diameter-first convention include Premier Percussion, Pearl Drums, Pork Pie Percussion, Ludwig-Musser, Sonor, Mapex, and Yamaha Drums

The standard sizes for a 5 piece, "2 up, 1 down" rock kit are: 22" x 18" bass drum, 12" x 9" rack tom, 13" x 10" rack tom, 16" x 16" floor tom and a 14" x 5.5" snare drum. Another common sized drum kit is a fusion set. A standard 5 piece fusion drum kit will consist of a 20" x 16" bass drum, 10" x 8" rack tom, 12" x 9" rack tom, 14" x 14" floor tom and a 14" x 5.5" snare drum. Jazz drum kits usually exclude the mid tom. In recent years manufacturers have introduced modification to the rock kit standard, with more and more drum makers offering a "1 up, 2 down" configuration, where the configuration includes two floor toms and a single rack tom. This evolution can be explained by the popularity of artists such as Led Zeppelin's John Bonham who in fact modeled his kit after Gene Krupa a Big Band era jazz drummer. The amount of pieces in a drum kit can vary by large amounts from player to player due to personal preference from minimal kits mainly used in rockabilly and dixieland jazz to indulgently sized kits in some progressive rock, fusion, and metal groups. The size of bass drums differs a great deal between different styles. A jazz drummer may use a relatively small bass drum, because in jazz, the bass drum is often used more as an accent instrument than for laying down a heavy beat. In contrast, a metal or hard rock drummer may have a very large bass drum (often multiple bass drums) that can produce a deep, muffled tone. This obviously varies upon the genre of the music in which is being played.

Audio samples

Audio samples
Component Content Audio (Vorbis: click the arrow to play)
Snare Unmuffled snare drum File:Snare drum unmuffled.ogg
Muffled snare drum File:Snare drum muffled.ogg
Rim click on a snare File:Snare drum rim.ogg
Bass drum Muffled bass drum File:Bass drum.ogg
Toms 8-inch (20 cm) rack tom File:Tom drum 8 inch.ogg
12-inch (30 cm) rack tom File:Tom 12 inch.ogg
Floor tom File:Floor tom.ogg
Hi-hat Closed hi-hat File:Hi hat closed.ogg
Open hi-hat File:Hi hat open.ogg
Hi-hat being opened and closed by its foot pedal (chick) File:Hi hat foot pedal.ogg
Crash Crash cymbal File:Crash cymbal.ogg
Ride Hit on the bow File:Ride cymbal.ogg
Hit on the bell of the cymbal File:Ride cymbal bell.ogg
Hit on the edge File:Ride cymbal rim.ogg
Beat A typical rock beat on hi-hat File:Rock beat hi hat.ogg
Typical rock beat on ride cymbal File:Rock beat ride cymbal.ogg
See the Drums category at Wikipedia Commons for more


See also

References

  1. ^ Peckman, Jonathan (2007). Picture Yourself Drumming, p.30. ISBN 1598633309.
  2. ^ a b Peckman (2007), p.31.
  3. ^ Drum Lessons - Drumbook.org

External links


Simple English

File:2006-07-06 drum
A typical drum kit

A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments that is used by a drummer in a musical group.

Setup

A Drum Kit has:

  • Bass Drum - The Bottom drum and most important, typically used to start "bars" with and used to keep the beat.
  • Snare Drum - The Drum secondly important with small cables of metal wires (snares) stretched across the bottom to make the loud TAT sound used in solos, riffs, beats and rudiments.
  • Hi-Hat - Two cymbals, typically of the same size, that are clinked together by the pedal below or hit by the Drum Stick, this is used to keep the beat, improvise rhythms and keep the accompanying instruments moving. Hi-hats can be played in the open, closed, and in-between positions. The hi-hats are the most important cymbals on the kit. Some drummers have more than one hi-hat setup around their kit.
  • Tom Toms - Typically, two drums across the top of the kit - as the drummer sits in the "Throne" on his or her left is the small tom making a higher sound, then on the right is the medium or middle tom with a slightly lower sound depending on tuning. The number and positioning varies by the drummer and some drummers have several toms on their kit such as an 8 inch tom giving an even higher sound used in jazz drumming.
  • Floor Tom - Typically placed to the right of the drummer. A tom that has its own legs and produces a lower note (usually the second lowest after the bass drum). Sizes tend to range between 14-18 inches.
  • Crash Cymbal - A cymbal that makes a loud crash sound. The sound and decay of crash cymbals vary by brand and product line. The number of crash cymbals is dictated by the drummer's personal taste and need for the style of music being played. Used in solos, beginning of bars, riffs and rudimental studies. It is typically used to accent beats but can also be ridden like a ride cymbal, depending on the drummer.
  • Ride Cymbal - A large, heavy cymbal that, typically, makes a light, airy sound, named from the fact that the drummer can "ride on it" or keep time on it. Oftentimes, the ride is used during choruses or bridges because it tends to cut through more aggressively then hi-hats. The bell of the ride cymbal can also be played, giving a pinging sound. The ride cymbal is the second most important cymbal on the kit next to the hi-hats.

Other cymbals and drums can be added to the setup for a wider range of sounds like the Splash - a small cymbal around 10"/25 cm giving a distinct crash sound with a quick decay. Also a China cymbal, giving a oriental feel to beats and rhythms, solos and fills, it is like a crash cymbal just popped inside out with the screw and sponge holding it to the stand, inside it so its like a shallow bowl shape. The drummer can attach a tambourine to the 'spine' of the hit-hat so when he or her puts his or her foot down Cymbals can also have rivets inserted into them to give them a 'sizzling' sound. On the pedal the drummer gets the tambourine sound at the same time - same with hitting it with the Drum Stick - it gives the tambourine sound at the same time. A Cow Bell can be attached to the top of the Bass Drum between the Snare and Floor Tom, used in fills, solos, grooves and riffs and in rudimental studies.


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