Archive | Equipment and Accessories

Drum-Heads

A drum head is the film that covers the drum shell, and its function is to produce the sound. The drums of a modern drum kit usually have two drum-heads, one on top and the other on the bottom. The drum head at the top is called the batter head, and its function is to […]

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Kids’ Drum Sets – Junior Drums

Kids’ drum sets, also commonly known as junior drum sets, are small sized kits that serve a great purpose as learning instruments suitable for small children and bargains for parents. Kids’ drum sets are not usually designed as full performance instruments and are make to withstand the playing force of a small child only, and […]

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The Hi-Hat

The hi-hat is one of the central pieces of the modern drum kit. Much of its use is in keeping time and carrying the rhythm. The hi-hat is essential a pair of cymbals, mounted on a vertical rod, that can be made to come together or apart using a foot pedal. The two cymbals are […]

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Drum Thrones Must Not Be Overlooked

The drum throne is the stool the drummer sits on while playing the drums. For many beginner drummers the drum throne is an afterthought, but it is actually a very important part of the set. The importance of a good drum throne is often marginalized because many starter and advanced drum kits already include a […]

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Electronic Drum Accessories

There are certain drum accessories you must get with your electronic drum set to make it enjoyable, and even reasonably usable. Like a typical acoustic kit, and electronic drum set does not come with everything you need to start playing. But some items that come standard with an acoustic kit are not found in an […]

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Ear Plugs – An Important Accessory for Drummers and Other Musicians

I always wear ear plugs when I play drums. I was never a big fan of loud noise, and here I am, playing rock drums. Ironic isn’t it? Well, that’s what ear plugs are for. Sound levels are measured in decibels. Decibel is logarithmic unit, so that an increase of 10 decibels means a sound […]

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Drum Software

Due to the power of the personal computer, Drum software overtook much of what was once the exclusive domain of physical, or hardware, drum machines, which are standalone electronic modules. Drum software runs on a standard PC and utilizes its power to help you compose beats and groves, and generate their sound. Drum machine software […]

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Metronomes and Metronome Features for Drum Practice

A metronome is a vital practice instrument for any musician, and especially for a drummer, whose main function is to keep a steady rhythm. What you’ll learn next is what to look for a metronome that’s specifically good for drummers.

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