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Chicago Drum Exchange

Music and musical instruments are an extremely important part of human history. For more information about tuning drums or the physics of a drum, visit the external links listed below. Traditionally, in America and the United Kingdom, drum sizes were expressed as depth x diameter, both in inches , but in The United Kingdom it was stated the other way around.

For instance, a rock drummer would like something loud and with a low pitch, whereas a jazz drummer might prefer a softer and crisper drum sound. Drums have the power to get people on their feet, shaking their bodies to the rhythmic power of the drumbeat. In order to accentuate the low quality of this drum, I’ve found that a dramatic cut (12dB) at around 500hz allows the drum to speak clearly.drum

While obviously a cymbal, the hi-hat is often used more as a rhythmic element than a tone color like some of the other cymbals in a drum kit. The traditional grip , originally developed for playing the military side drum , most commonly with an overhand grip for the right hand and an underhand for the left.

Often, a drummer will retain their snare drum and cymbals when upgrading the rest of the kit, or upgrade cymbals or snare while keeping the other drums. Although there are different types of objects used to beat drums they have evolved from centuries. There isn’t necessarily a perfect way to set up your drum kit but in order to reach your full playing potential you should follow the simple steps outlined below.

Place the hoop and the head on the shell if you are starting to assemble your drum. Aided by the advancement of technology drum manufacturers in the 90’s have basically refined the greatest inventions of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s endeavouring to provide today’s elite with the best tools possible for perfecting their craft.