It’s only natural to get down to the basics when you’re trying to find a new hobby. If you’re thinking of starting to learn how to use the drums, then knowing the different types will help you choose which you want to focus on. The world of drums and percussion is massive, and it’s an exciting field to master. For starters, this post will give you valuable insight into the types of drums. Hopefully, this will also add interest to your starting passion.
The Drum Sets
Acoustic drum sets are prevalent, you’ve probably seen one in a concert or been used by your favorite boy band. There are a lot of variations in size and configuration for this type. We have the power/rock, which generally has 12, 13, and 16-inch toms and a 22 x 18-inch bass drum. Typically, the snare is 5 ½ or 6 x 14″, but it can still vary.
Meanwhile, Fusion has a size of 10, 12, and 14″ toms. Its bass has either 20 or 22 inches x 18 inches. Obviously, with the size, they’re not as loud as the rock-sized drums, but they have a faster response.
Going to Jazz Drums, these are the lighter and quicker version compared with the two drums mentioned. They’re usually 18″ x 14″ in size with shallower depths.
Electronic Drum Kits
The Electronic Drum Kits (Virtual Drums), this will allow you to access a library of sonic options. With everything that people are developing, you can now play with a wide array of sounds with just a few taps and clicks. Amazing isn’t it? There are a couple of interactive software or even phone applications that will allow you to practice without spending a considerable amount of money. All you need to do is get your device set up and ready to hit it.
The Auxiliary Drum Sets
A haven for adventurous musicians. The set can include a whole lot of spectrum from drums, bells, blocks, triangles, chimes, and more. This kind of drum is usually an addition to a regular drum set.
If you’d like to know more, we can jump into hand drums, which they usually play with a technique of hand patterns. You’ve probably heard some of these already like the congas, bongos, and the tabla.
Personalize your drum kit with a traditional, slick wood drum wrap. These come in many, many different types of wood. From exotic woods to wood you find at your local hardware store.
You can also check out the frame drums, which have broad types as well. You may well start with Pandeiro, and a Brazillian instrument played with fingers, thumbs, and palms. Meanwhile, Tambourine has smaller jingles called zils. It can only have single or double rows of jingles. Other drums you may want to check out are the Bodhran and the Goblet Drums.
The other drums you may want to explore are the African Drums which produce exciting and usually traditional instruments. Some of their …Continue Reading