It is used to keep a steady beat in a song. It is also used in many kinds of music to give the music a sense of feeling. For example, if you wanted a song to be slow, the drums play slower, and the same goes for if you want the song to be fast.
A drum is a percussion instrument, which means it makes a noise by being hit. There are many types of percussion such as cymbals and cowbells; even a simple piece of wood can be considered percussion.
Drum kit[change | edit source]
- Kinds of drums & cymbals on a basic drum kit
- Snare - A drum that makes a popping sound. It is probably the most important drum, because it is the loudest.
- Toms - Toms are used a lot in jungle beats and fills. Toms that are mounted on the bass drum are called tomtoms and toms set up on the floor by themselves are called floor toms.
- Bass drum - Drummers play this drum with a pedal. It is the biggest drum in the Drum Kit. It makes a very deep sound.
- Hi-hat - Two cymbals attached. It is used in most common beats and rhythms. A pedal is used to make the two cymbals be open or closed.
- Crash cymbal - This cymbal makes a crash sound. It is many times used for loud parts of a song called accents.
- Ride cymbal - A cymbal with a high-pitched sound that drummers use to keep a beat the same way a hi-hat is used.
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