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Tuning & Maintenance

Drum tuning is dependent upon the style of drumming, the performance situation, whether the drums will require sound reinforcement or will be played acoustically, and the personal preference of the performer. General concepts for basic tuning include uniformity of pitch on both the batter head and resonating head, tuning the tom toms at least a minor third apart, and replacing heads that are dented or pitted or have lost their ability to project and/or ring.


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The lowest in pitch and largest drum in a set; played with a pedal. Read more here.


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The ride, crash, and hi hat cymbals provide time-keeping and punctuation elements to the music. Read more here.

Posture and set up

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Make the drum set as ergonomic and user-friendly as possible. Read more here.


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The central and loudest part of a drums set, used to play a backbeat on two and four or to punctuate rhythms. Read more here.


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A set of 2 or more drums used to provide texture during fills and soloing. Read more here.