Snare Drum Construction
Every percussionist should own a quality snare drum. It is the center of our instrument family and a foundation for rhythmic and technical practice. As an alternative to purchasing a commercially made drum, customized drum building is a realistic option. By following the steps in this video, you can create a customized snare drum while gaining invaluable knowledge about drum sound and design. In this video, you will be guided through the process of building a 5 x 14 inch snare drum with parts available for purchase from a local vendor or online. If you’re confident using power tools, the process will likely take four to six hours (excluding drying time for finish). For woodworking beginners or DIY newcomers, some trial and error is expected, so plan on it taking longer.