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Drums

A short presentation about drums
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Russell Smeaton

on 20 September 2011

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Transcript of Drums

Hi-Hat Bass Drum Toms Cymbals A Standard Drum Kit Snare The snare is often thought of as the most
important part of the drum kit.

The snare creates the sound and feel for the drum
beat and is often right in the middle of a layout. Hi-hats are made of two cymbals together.

They can be hit with sticks or operated using the
pedal.

Hi-hats are often used to control tempo in a beat. Toms are used for a variety of reasons.

Mainly in drum solos, but also in a regular beat.
For example, Ginger Baker used toms a lot in
"Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream. Cymbals come in a variety of types.

Common types include the Crash cymbal (named
due to the crashing sound it gives) and the Ride
cymbal (which is often used instead of hi-hats).

Less common types would be things like a China cymbal
or a Splash cymbal. The Bass drum is sometimes called the Kick drum.

It is operated using a foot pedal, and creates the
"heart beat" of the drumming.

Some drummers like to use one pedal, some prefer a double-pedal.
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