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The drum kit

1 Bass drum | 2 Floor tom | 3 Snare
Image File history File links Download high resolution version (946x763, 202 KB) Summary Edited version of Drum kit picture. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... A floor tom is a double-headed tom-tom drum usually equipped with legs (usually three) mounted along the side, though they are quite often attached to a cymbal stand by using a clamp. ... The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of snares (cords) stretched across the bottom head. ...


4 Toms | 5 Hi-hat | 6 Crash cymbal and Ride cymbal A tom-tom (not to be confused with a tamtam) is a cylindrical drum with no snare. ... The hi-hat stand has changed little since its invention. ... For the handheld type of cymbal, see Clash cymbals. ... A Zildjian 22 Z Custom Power Ride A ride cymbal is a type of cymbal that is a standard part of most drum kits. ...

Other components

China cymbal | Splash cymbal | Sizzle cymbal
Swish cymbal | Cowbell | Wood block | Tambourine
Rototom | Octoban | Hardware In western music, china type cymbals are cymbals deliberately manufactured to have a trashy, offensive, and explosive tone. ... A splash cymbal is a small cymbal used for an accent in a drum kit. ... A sizzle cymbal is a cymbal to which rivets, chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound. ... The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic ride cymbals originally developed as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian Company. ... The cowbell is a percussion instrument. ... Wood block Tubular wood block A wood block is essentially a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument. ... “Buben” redirects here. ... Rototoms are drums which have no shell at all, just a single head and a die cast zinc or aluminum frame. ... Octoban drums are usually grouped in sets of four or eight. ... Drum hardware refers to equipment and parts, often metal, used to build or play a drum or drum kit. ...

A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... For the Japanese rock band, see Cymbals (band). ... Percussion redirects here. ... The cowbell is a percussion instrument. ... Wood block Tubular wood block A wood block is essentially a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument. ... Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family. ... “Buben” redirects here. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ...


The individual instruments of a drum kit are struck 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, and the hi hat cymbals, which use a foot pedal in addition to the normal striking motion. Although other instruments can be used on a pedal, it is not common, as the feet are usually occupied by these two. Percussion notation is often used by drummers to signify which drum kit components are to be played. A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... A hi-hat, or hihat, is a type of cymbal and stand used as a typical part of a drum kit by percussionists in jazz, rock and roll, and other forms of contemporary popular music. ... Percussion notation is a type of musical notation for percussion instruments. ...


Differing music styles implement the components of a drum kit in different manners. For example, in most forms of rock music, the bass drum and snare drum are the primary instruments used to create a drum beat. In jazz, however, the ride cymbal and hi hats (or brushed snare drum and hi hats) usually fill this role. For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A Zildjian 22 Z Custom Power Ride A ride cymbal is a type of cymbal that is a standard part of most drum kits. ...


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, as well as bass drum pedals and drummer thrones, are often referred to as "hardware." Drum hardware refers to equipment and parts, often metal, used to build or play a drum or drum kit. ...


History and development

Top view: 1 ride, 3 crash, 1 splash, 1 china cymbals; 2 bass, 2 toms, 2 floor toms; 1 snare; 1 hi-hat
Top view: 1 ride, 3 crash, 1 splash, 1 china cymbals; 2 bass, 2 toms, 2 floor toms; 1 snare; 1 hi-hat

Drum kits first developed when drummers were encouraged to play as many percussion instruments as possible due to budget and space considerations in theaters. Up until then drums and cymbals were played separately in an orchestral fashion. Initially drummers played the bass and snare drums by hand, then in the 1890s they started experimenting with footpedals to play the bass drum. William F. Ludwig made the bass drum pedal system workable in 1909, paving the way for the modern drum kit. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 867 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A professional level drumset (Pearl Masters Studio BRX) and cymbals. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 867 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A professional level drumset (Pearl Masters Studio BRX) and cymbals. ... Ludwig-Musser is a drum and percussion instrument manufacturer owned by Conn-Selmer, Inc. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ...


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. Hi-hat stands appeared around 1926. Metal consoles were developed to hold Chinese tom-toms, with swing out stands for snare drums and cymbals. On top of the console was a "contraptions" (shortened to "trap") tray used to hold whistles, klaxons, and cowbells, thus drum kits were dubbed "trap kits." “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other article subjects named Jazz see jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Whistle (disambiguation). ... For the English band, see Klaxons. ... The cowbell is a percussion instrument. ...


By the 1930s Gene Krupa streamlined trap kits down to a basic four piece drum set standard: bass, snare, tom-tom, and floor tom. He also used rim-mounted cymbal holders. In time legs were fitted to larger floor toms, and "consolettes" were devised to hold smaller tom-toms on the bass drum. In the 1940s Louie Bellson pioneered use of two bass drums, or the double bass drum kit. By the 1950s big bands were becoming uneconomical and jazz more obscure, thus rock and roll became the leading music genre. In 1964 drumming became more popular when Ringo Starr of The Beatles played his Ludwig kit on American television. Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


By the 1980s drummers like Bill Bruford and Neil Peart were adding more drums and cymbals to their kits[1] and using electronic drums. Double bass pedals were developed to play on one bass drum, eliminating the need for a second bass drum. In the 1990s and 2000s, some drummers in popular music and indie music have reverted back to the Gene Krupa style of smaller dum kits.[2] William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Neil Ellwood Peart (pronounced ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. ... Basic electronic drum set made by Pintech. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... in music that is characterized by its perceived independence from mainstream or pop culture as a whole. ...


See also

Audio samples
Component Content Audio (Vorbis)
Snare Unmuffled snare drum 53 KB 
Muffled snare drum 37 KB 
Rim click on a snare 46 KB 
Bass drum Muffled bass drum 54 KB 
Toms 8-inch rack tom 59 KB 
12-inch rack tom 41 KB 
Floor tom 39 KB 
Hi-hat Closed hi-hat 41 KB 
Open hi-hat 58 KB 
Hi-hat being opened and closed by its foot pedal 48 KB 
Crash Crash cymbal 52 KB 
Ride Hit normally 61 KB 
Hit on the bell of the cymbal 71 KB 
Hit on the edge 67 KB 
Beat A typical rock beat on hi-hat 95 KB 
Typical rock beat on ride cymbal 89 KB 
See the Drums category at Wikipedia Commons for more

Vorbis is an open source, lossy audio codec project headed by the Xiph. ... Image File history File links Snare drum unmuffled. ... Image File history File links Snare drum muffled. ... Image File history File links Snare drum rim. ... Image File history File links Bass drum. ... Image File history File links Tom drum 8 inch. ... Image File history File links Tom 12 inch. ... Image File history File links Floor tom. ... Image File history File links Hi hat closed. ... Image File history File links Hi hat open. ... Image File history File links Hi hat foot pedal. ... Image File history File links Crash cymbal. ... Image File history File links Ride cymbal. ... Image File history File links Ride cymbal bell. ... Image File history File links Ride cymbal rim. ... Image File history File links Rock beat hi hat. ... Image File history File links Rock beat ride cymbal. ... This is a list of notable drummers, mostly in the fields of metal, rock, and jazz. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... DrumMania (alternately drummania, abbreviated DM) is a video game created by Konami as part of the Bemani series. ... Drum Tuning is a the process of changing the tension of a drum head using a drum key or similar device. ... A Drum tablature, also known as drum tab is a tablature in use for drums. ... Percussion redirects here. ... Percussion notation is a type of musical notation for percussion instruments. ...

References

  1. ^ The Drum Book: The History of the Rock Drum Kit (Geoff Nichols, 1997), p. 4-12
  2. ^ http://www.billbruford.co.uk/equipment Bill Bruford Drum Sets 1968-2005

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