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FIELD DRUM

Click above to watch how a field drum is played.

The field snare drum is traditionally 15 inches in diameter and from 10 to 12 inches in depth. The snares are usually cable or gut and the drum is tuned quite low to imitate the sound of drums used in military situations from previous centuries. Modern versions of this drum used in drum and bugle corps or marching bands can be as small as 13 inches in diameter, but still have the 10-12 inch depth. Snares on these drums are usually cable and use a Kevlar head for a very high pitched, dry and articulate sound.

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